The group of America’s Road Team gathered in the White House to discuss subjects that infect the industry, including to replace and repeal the ObamaCare. The President of the United States, who was wearing an ‘’I heart trucks’’ pin, sat in the cab of the ATA Share the Road truck and blew the air horn. After that he took selfies with the drivers and the CEO’s of the America’s Road Team.
During the meeting the President stated: “No one knows truckers like America knows truckers. You see it every day. You see every hill, every valley, every pothole, the roads that need to be redone. Every town border to border needs to be redone. It’s true. You love America, and you love the spirit and we love your spirit and we want to thank you very much because, through day and night, in all kinds of weather, truckers are the arteries of our nation’s highways.”
“You carry anything and everything, the food that stocks our shelves, the fuel that runs our cars and the steel that builds our cities. Do you think I wrote that? That’s not bad. Save that paragraph,” Trump stated as he read every word from a sheet of paper.
“We are here to tell you Mr. President, that the trucking industry will support you as you work towards solving America’s health care challenges. “In addition, we look forward to working with you on improving our workplace, which is our highways,” said ATA Chairman and Jet Express CEO Kevin Burch.
Minutes before the end of the meeting the Republican health care bill was delayed.