Phoenix, AZ – The Arizona Trucking Association (ATA) hails the passage of Senate Bill 1097 – truck routes; designation, which was signed by Governor Katie Hobbs on April 11, 2023.
As an association representing the trucking industry in Arizona, ATA recognizes the importance of safe and efficient transportation of goods and services. Senate Bill 1097 will ensure that trucks are able to operate on major arterial roads throughout the state.
“Truck drivers play a vital role in Arizona’s economy, and we must do everything we can to support their work,” said Tony Bradley, President of the Arizona Trucking Association. “This bill will help to ensure that trucks can safely and efficiently move goods throughout the state, which is crucial for businesses and consumers.”
The ability to travel from one city to the next on major arterial roads is vital to the safe and efficient movement of goods and services. Senate Bill 1097 ensures that we don’t have a patchwork of restricted truck routes on major arterial roads throughout the state. If a truck of legal size can safely operate on a road, it should not be unreasonably restricted to through traffic.
“We believe that this bill strikes the right balance between ensuring safe and efficient movement of trucks while also addressing the needs of local communities,” added Bradley. “We commend the Arizona Legislature for their leadership on this issue and look forward to continuing to work with them to support the trucking industry.”
The ATA thanks the bill sponsor, Senator Frank Carroll, for his hard work on this important piece of legislation.
About the Arizona Trucking Association:
The Arizona Trucking Association (ATA) is a nonprofit trade association representing the trucking industry in Arizona. Founded in 1937, ATA’s mission is to promote and protect the interests of Arizona’s trucking industry through advocacy, education, and networking. For more information, visit www.arizonatrucking.com.