Consumer Energy Alliance Welcomes New Member Iowa Motor Truck Association

HOUSTON – April 20, 2011 Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is pleased to welcome the Iowa Motor Truck Association (IMTA) as its newest affiliate member.

Founded in 1942 the IMTA is the voice of trucking at the Iowa State Capitol.  The association is not only the recognized voice of trucking; it is also a valued business partner to its members through the variety of membership benefits that are offered by the association. Currently the Iowa Motor Truck Association has over 700 member companies and continues to strengthen its foundation by enrolling additional members. The Iowa Motor Truck Association is headquartered in Des Moines at the foot of the State Capitol.

“Consumer Energy Alliance is pleased to work closely with the IMTA on energy issues at a regional and national level,” said CEA president David Holt. “Uniting producers and consumers of energy on rational policy is one of the most essential functions of CEA and IMTA accomplishes this by providing a voice to the Iowa State Capitol on energy issues that affect members of the trucking industry.  CEA looks forward to working closely with IMTA to provide consumers with credible energy information and learning first-hand some of the concerns consumers have about federal and state energy policies.  With recent troubles in Libya and Egypt and the specter of higher energy prices looming on the horizon finding common sense, balanced energy solutions here in the U.S. has never been more important.”

Added CEA Midwest Director Ryan Scott, “The Iowa Motor Truck Association will play a key role for CEA in the Midwest; IMTA understands as well as any group energy policy is crucial as we continue our economic recovery.  IMTA is a first rate organization that will inform us what is happening on the ground in Iowa, as well as help us to spread our message about the importance of affordable and reliable energy as we head into the next Presidential election cycle.”

As a group with strong concerns on energy policy, the trucking industry has a vested interest in legislation and regulations that affect the production, distribution and supply of motor fuels at the retail level.   “Iowa’s trucking industry is pleased and proud to be onboard with CEA.  We believe it is imperative that the development of viable energy policies becomes a top priority among our elected officials.  We look forward to our continued work together and supporting the ongoing effort to create good policies that impact everyone in a positive way,” said Mike Riggan, IMTA Chairman of the Board and President of TanTara Transportation.