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TRUCKING INDUSTRY TO TELL SHIPPERS THEY MUST SHARE BURDEN OF HIDDEN COSTS

 TRUCKING INDUSTRY TO TELL SHIPPERS
 THEY MUST SHARE BURDEN OF HIDDEN COSTS
 In a major address to the nation's largest freight shippers' group, the president of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) will tell the nation's shippers that they "must share the burden" of government-imposed costs which threaten the trucking industry.
 According to Thomas J. Donohue, ATA president and CEO, the trucking industry can no longer absorb the "hidden" costs imposed on the shipment of goods by local, state and federal government agencies. These costs, which include taxes, fees, safety regulations and the environmental standards amount to billions of dollars a year.
 While many of the costs are needed for improved safety and environmental standards, the trucking industry -- with less than a 1 percent profit margin -- can no longer afford to absorb them through increased productivity.
 In addition to asking shippers to help control government costs, Donohue will outline some of the specific costs and their economic impact on the trucking industry, and describe ways to reduce those costs at the annual meeting of the National Industrial Transportation League (NITLeague) in Cincinnati.
 TRUCKING LEADER ADDRESSES SHIPPER GROUP
 ATA President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue
 at the NITLeague Annual Meeting
 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 18
 Convention Center Ballroom
 525 Elm St., Cincinnati
 CONTACT: John Doyle, American Trucking Associations, Office of Public Affairs, 703-838-1912.
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