The Coalition for Transportation Productivity, a group of more than 160 shippers and allied associations dedicated to responsibly increasing federal weight limits on interstate highways, announced a merger with Americans for Safe and Efficient Transportation. The organizations will unite under the name CTP – bringing about 40 new shippers, carriers and organizations into the group. CTP will continue to promote the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act House and Senate legislation that would permit states to raise interstate weight limits.
“ASET is proud to be part of CTP, and looks forward to the passage of SETA and the creation of a safer, more efficient transportation network,” says Walter Bay, chairman of ASET and president and chief executive officer of Tandem Transport. “Our united effort, combined with strong bipartisan support in the House and Senate, positions SETA to finally move forward in the next Congress.”
Like CTP, ASET is a national broadbased coalition of shippers, motor carriers, manufacturers and related state and national organizations committed to delivering goods safely, efficiently and economically. Under the merger, ASET and CTP will combine their executive committees and membership, expanding CTP to more than 200 members. Veteran government relations strategist John Runyan will continue as CTP’s executive director.
“The Coalition for Transportation Productivity is excited to join with Americans for Safe & Efficient Transportation to advocate for carefully crafted truck weight reform,” says Harry Haney, chairman of CTP and associate director of transportation planning for Kraft Foods.