The American Trucking Associations joins the U.S. Department of Transportation and other members of the transportation community as a “First Mover” by committing to action items in support of the National Roadway Safety Strategy.

“ATA shares DOT’s commitment to the goal of zero highway fatalities,” said ATA Vice President of Safety Policy Dan Horvath. “By working together through the National Roadway Safety Strategy, we are committing to a collaborative approach to address highway safety and work towards the common goal of zero highway fatalities.”

The DOT’s National Roadway Safety Strategy outlines the Department’s comprehensive approach to reversing the rise in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on the nation’s highways, roads and streets. As part of that effort, DOT launched the NRSS Call to Action, calling on stakeholders to make commitments to the cause of improving highway safety.

“ATA is proud to be one of the first organizations answering DOT’s call to action,” Horvath said. “Through our Share the Road program, our Law Enforcement Advisory Board and our ongoing work zone safety awareness campaign, ATA is committing to educate the public about the importance of safely sharing the road with large trucks, practicing safety in construction zones and enhancing the partnership between the trucking industry and law enforcement to address highway safety issues.”