JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Jan. 13, 2016) – The Florida Trucking Association (FTA) selected Suddath® as one of four member companies that represented the association during the annual Trucking Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Select member companies, including Suddath, parked their equipment in the courtyard between the old and new capitol buildings on the second day of the opening session to offer legislators and the public the opportunity to get up close and personal with trailers and trucks that share Florida’s roads. Representatives of FTA member companies also met with key lawmakers, lobbyists and regulatory staff throughout the day to highlight key issues affecting the trucking and transportation industry in Florida such as safety, driver shortage and economic impact.
“During 2016, the Florida Trucking Association plans to work closely with both the legislative and executive branches of Florida government on a number of issues important to the movement of freight in the state, the continued economic welfare of the trucking industry, and the strength of Florida’s economy and quality of life,” said Ken Armstrong, president and CEO of the Florida Trucking Association.
“Our major focus is on safety here at Suddath. With seven locations in Florida and more than 30 across the country, we drive more than one million miles in this state alone each year,” explains David Cox, president of Suddath Relocation Systems, headquartered in Jacksonville. “Having a voice with state lawmakers and legislators and representation through the FTA is key to maintaining the strictest standards in the industry as well as economic efficiencies across the board.”