State of the Transportation Industry By Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley 10/6/2016 Chris Spear, the new President of the American Truckers Associations gave his State of the Industry address in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 3, 2016. We have attached his full address for those who are interested here. Two major issues that they are working on right now: Permanent Hours of Service Fix Preempting States from adding additional requirements for meal and rest breaks. Other areas of interest in the speech: Autonomous Vehicles Highway Bill - The FAST Act Trade Agreements Industry Taxes Did you get to the meeting in Las Vegas? The speech is inspiring and worth a quick read. Thanks for reading.