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Federal Transport

Federal Highway Administration
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides stewardship over the construction, maintenance and preservation of the Nation’s highways, bridges and tunnels. FHWA also conducts research and provides technical assistance to state and local agencies in an effort to improve safety, mobility, and livability, and to encourage innovation.

Federal Transit Administration 
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is an agency within the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) that provides financial and technical assistance to local public transit systems. The FTA is one of ten modal administrations within the DOT. Headed by an Administrator who is appointed by the President of the United States, the FTA functions through a Washington, D.C., headquarters office and ten regional offices which assist transit agencies in all states, the District of Columbia, and the territories. Until 1991, it was known as the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA).

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 and is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. It works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial.

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
The PHMSA’s mission is to protect people and the environment from the risks of hazardous materials transportation. To do this, we establish national policy, set and enforce standards, educate, and conduct research to prevent incidents. We also prepare the public and first responders to reduce consequences if an incident does occur.

Research and Innovative Technology Administration
The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) coordinates the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) research programs and is charged with advancing the deployment of cross-cutting technologies to improve our Nation’s transportation system.

Secretary of Transportation
The Office of the Secretary (OST) oversees the formulation of national transportation policy and promotes intermodal transportation. Other responsibilities range from negotiation and implementation of international transportation agreements, assuring the fitness of US airlines, enforcing airline consumer protection regulations, issuance of regulations to prevent alcohol and illegal drug misuse in transportation systems and preparing transportation legislation.

Surface Transportation Board
The STB is an economic regulatory agency that Congress charged with resolving railroad rate and service disputes and reviewing proposed railroad mergers. The STB is decisionally independent, although it is administratively affiliated with the Department of Transportation.

Industry Transport Links

America’s Independent Truckers’ Association Inc
America’s Independent Truckers’ Association was created to serve independent owner operators and small to medium sized fleet owners. Our goal is to offer you, the trucker, money-saving opportunities on products and services as well as the information you need to help you in your job. AITA primarily serves America’s Industrial, Transportation, and Agricultural industries. At AITA, we believe that small operators should enjoy the same benefits and cost savings that large companies receive. Our large user base gives us negotiating power to provide excellent rates to our users.

The Association of American Truckers
The Association Of American Truckers, Inc. based in Montgomery, Alabama and Washington, D.C. has two simple goals for the American Trucker. First, providing the best products for the American Trucker at the best prices. In addition, AAT provides a collective voice for the American Trucker on the state and federal levels.

Association of Christian Truckers
The Association of Christian Truckers Ministry (ACT) is a 501 (c 3) non-profit organization dedicated to ministering to the needs of the truck drivers, and their families, that drive the highways of the United States of America.

Association of Diesel Specialists
The Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS) is the worldwide diesel industry’s leading trade association, dedicated to the highest level of service on diesel fuel injection and related systems. Members are located throughout the world and consist of independent repair shops specializing in diesel fuel injection, drive-in, governor and turbocharger service. Members also encompass original equipment manufacturer (OEM), manufacturers and distributors of replacement parts and allied equipment and schools offering programs in diesel mechanic training.

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
CVSA is an international not-for-profit organization comprised of local, state, provincial, territorial and federal motor carrier safety officials and industry representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Our mission is to promote commercial motor vehicle safety and security by providing leadership to enforcement, industry and policy makers. CVSA member jurisdictions are represented by various Departments of Transportation, Public Utility and Service Commissions, State Police, Highway Patrols and Ministries of Transport. In addition, CVSA has several hundred associate members who are committed to helping the Alliance achieve its goals; uniformity, compatibility and reciprocity of commercial vehicle inspections, and enforcement activities throughout North America by individuals dedicated to highway safety and security.

Federation of International Trade Associations
The FITA Global Trade Portal, is the source for international import export trade leads, events, and links to 8,000 international trade (export import) related Websites.

Representing over 700,000 vehicles, AmeriQuest is the premier truck fleet management services company in the commercial trucking industry. We offer aggregated buying power and a comprehensive menu of services to help drive out costs and maximize the efficiency of your transportation programs.

National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC)
The National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC) was founded in 1989 by David Owen and Buster Anderson to establish an active association for small trucking companies, nationwide, that serves as an advocate for, a consultant to, and a source for collective buying power for its member companies. NASTC leads a strong lobbying effort on behalf of small trucking companies and, like our members, is committed to safety, compliance and technological advancements that improve and simplify the transportation industry.

New York State Motor Truck Association
The New York State Motor Truck Association (NYSMTA) is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of the motor truck industry. With over 800 member companies, NYSMTA is one of the top trucking associations in the country, and we’re growing. What’s more, we are the exclusive New York affiliate of the American Trucking Associations (ATA).

North American Transportation Association
NorthAmerican Transportation Association (NTA) is your one-stop resource for US DOT compliance. NTA maintains a staff of highly trained and experienced professionals from the transportation industry. NTA provides a wide range of business, safety and health products and services to transportation-related organizations, private fleets, motor carriers and independent contractors.

Tire Retread Information Bureau
TRIB is a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(6) industry association founded in 1974 whose goal is to provide the motoring public (both in the private and public sectors) with the most up-to-date information about the economic and environmental benefits of tire retreading and tire repairing.

Transportation Defense Lawyers Network
The New York State Motor Truck Association (NYSMTA) is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of the motor truck industry. With over 800 member companies, NYSMTA is one of the top trucking associations in the country, and we’re growing. What’s more, we are the exclusive New York affiliate of the American Trucking Associations (ATA).

Trucker Buddy
Trucker Buddy International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization started in 1992 and dedicated to helping educate and mentor schoolchildren via a pen pal relationship between professional truck drivers and children in grades K-8. Trucker Buddy matches classes of students with professional truck drivers. Every week drivers share news about their travels with their class. Once a month, students write letters to their drivers. Students’ skills in reading, writing, geography, mathematics, social studies, and history are enhanced and learning is fun.

Trucking Industry Defense Association
TIDA is a nonprofit association with members devoted to sharing knowledge and resources for defense of the trucking industry. TIDA was founded in 1993 and has become the organization of choice for over 1,900 motor carriers, trucking insurers, defense attorneys and claims servicing companies. The organization is committed to reducing the cost of claims and lawsuits against the trucking industry. Members work to develop strategies and share knowledge to defend the trucking industry in personal injury, property damage, workers’ compensation and cargo claims. TIDA members advocate on behalf of the industry’s interests.

United Truck Drivers Association (UTDA)
Comprehensive list of companies that train drivers.

US Trucking
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Transport Research

Center for Climate Change and Environmental Forecasting
The Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse is designed as a one-stop source of information on transportation and climate change issues. It includes information on greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, analytic methods and tools, GHG reduction strategies, potential impacts of climate change on transportation infrastructure, and approaches for integrating climate change considerations into transportation decision making.

Federal Transit Administration – Research
FTA undertakes nationally significant research, development, demonstration, deployment, and evaluation projects to improve public transportation services.
The Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Interagency Working Group is composed of federal agencies that collaborate and share information about hydrogen and fuel cells.

Transportation Research Board
TRB is one of six major divisions of the National Research Council— a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academies in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The National Research Council is jointly administered by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. TRB’s varied activities—described below—annually engage more than 7,000 engineers, scientists, and other transportation researchers and practitioners from the public and private sectors and academia, all of whom contribute their expertise in the public interest by participating on TRB committees, panels, and task forces. The program is supported by state transportation departments, federal agencies including the component administrations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other organizations and individuals interested in the development of transportation.