The Trucking Association of New York (TANY) Government Affairs Committee is charged with developing policies to guide the association’s stand on local, state and national issues. The committee meets via regularly scheduled calls and is tasked with:
Advocating for the industry by promoting highway safety
Providing educational programs and fostering a healthy business environment
Assisting in developing the association’s legislative agenda
Reviewing regulatory and legislative issues and assisting in determining the association’s position on those issues
Reviewing policy and position papers
Assisting with the development and promotion of the association’s annual Albany lobbying day
Continuing to develop and enhance the association’s Government Affairs program
As New York’s highways continue to deteriorate, TANY has made increased infrastructure funding a top priority.
TANY is advocating for funding to open any rest areas that are currently closed across the state, as well as for funding to improve and expand available truck parking options including the use of technology that will assist drivers in finding available parking.
TANY is working to get legislation introduced and passed that would create a younger driver pilot program in New York State. The pilot would allow drivers between 18 to 20 years of age to obtain a Class A CDL following the completion of an extensive training program. Additionally, the association has formed a Workforce Development Taskforce to work on programs that would attract individuals to the trucking industry.
TANY is working with legislators to address concerns related to highway safety impacts and ensuring adequate employer protections are included in legislation that would legalize the use of recreational marijuana in New York State.
TANY continues to advocate for the exemption of commercial vehicles from any congestion pricing scheme in New York City.
TANY continues to keep the repeal of New York’s onerous Highway Use Tax as a top priority for the association.