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In response to a Depression Era mandate to govern industries across the country by establishing regulations, rates and tariffs, the trucking industry began to form associations to coordinate their operations. The original New York State Motor Truck Association (NYSMTA) was incorporated in 1932 for this purpose.

In New York, NYSMTA was one of four trucking groups that formed to represent the trucking industry:

  • The Committee For Truck Progress was a lobbying group to combat the Ton Mile Tax located in Albany, NY.

  • The Trucking Federation Niagara Frontier was an amalgamation of several groups located in Buffalo, NY.

  • The Allied Transportation Industry Association was a group of truckmen located in Syracuse, NY.

  • The Empire State Highway Transportation Association was an outgrowth of several groups which included NYSMTA located in New York City.

As time went on, it became clear that the groups would be stronger together with a single voice and in 1962 the four groups unified under the New York State Motor Truck Association (NYSMTA) name.

The association operated as NYSMTA until 2015, when it began using the dba of Trucking Association of New York (TANY).

Headquartered in the Capital District since 1982, TANY continues to provide the trucking industry with a strong unified voice, representing companies ranging from one-truck fleets to the largest fleets in the nation, as well as other industry service providers. While economic deregulation of the industry eliminated the need to deal with rates and tariffs, advocacy remains a top priority of the association. TANY has a strong presence both at the New York State Capitol in Albany and New York City Hall. Additionally, the association works closely with key regulatory agencies across the state to promote safety in the industry. TANY is also the New York State affiliate of the American Trucking Associations and works closely with them to advance issues of importance to the trucking industry at the federal level.

In addition to its advocacy efforts, TANY provides important learning opportunities and resources. Recently, workforce development has become a top priority of the association as well.

For more than 90 years, TANY has been the voice of trucking. The association will continue to work on priorities matters that preserve the integrity of the industry.