Take action

It is your participation that makes a difference in the way that Washington, DC, responds to issues affecting the commercial truck and transportation equipment industry. Monthly publications and special reports are posted keep you informed about the top issues for the truck equipment industry and how you can help.

Members are encouraged to participate in the legislative process by contacting specified congressional committee members in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on pertinent issues. 

What should you communicate with a member in the U.S. House of Representatives or U.S. Senate? When communicating with your representatives, try to give them solid facts and figures.

  • Tell them about your business, what you build, and who buys your product.
  • Tell them the number of people you employ, your average payroll, and the kinds of benefits you provide your employees.
  • Tell them your annual sales, the products and supplies you buy, and how much you pay in taxes.
  • Tell them about the paperwork and cost burdens imposed by federal, state, and local governments.

NTEA's Truck Equipment Political Action Campaign (TREQPAC) also helps further the interests of the truck equipment industry in the political arena.  

If you have any questions, you may contact Mike Kastner, NTEA managing director, based in the Association’s Washington, DC, office. Mike is actively lobbying on behalf of the truck equipment industry and educating officials about the unique problems faced by member companies.