Leaders at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) congratulated Elaine Chao on being confirmed as the 18th Secretary of Transportation.


“Secretary Chao has a long and distinguished track record from her time as Secretary of Labor, where I got to know her best, and her service as Deputy Transportation Secretary as well as with the United Way and Peace Corps,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “Wherever she has gone, Secretary Chao has demonstrated the kind of leadership and vision we need to address our nation’s pressing transportation issues, and we look forward to quickly getting to work with her.”


“The trucking industry is excited to begin working with Secretary Chao, and eager to join with her in pushing to improve the safety and efficiency of our nation’s highways,” said ATA Chairman Kevin Burch, President of Jet Express, Inc.