CEA Welcomes Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association as Newest Affiliate Member
The Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association (WMCA) is a non-profit trade association representing the interests of truck and motor coach owners within the state of Wisconsin. The association consists of 1,050 members, ranging from independent contractors with one truck to companies with thousands of trucks. The WMCA is affiliated with the American Trucking Associations (ATA) in Washington, DC, and works with the ATA on federal issues. In addition to the General Association, the WMCA includes the Wisconsin Movers Association, the Wisconsin Towing Association, the Wisconsin Milk Haulers Association and the Wisconsin Motor Coach Association.
As a group that relies on sound, rational 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.
“As a service organization that provides Legislative & Regulatory expertise, the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association is pleased to be onboard with CEA,” said WMCA President Tom Howells. “Development of viable energy policies should be a top priority among our elected officials, and partnering with an organization such as CEA will only prove to enhance our position. We look forward to our continued work together and supporting the ongoing effort to create good policies that impact everyone in a positive way.”
“Consumer Energy Alliance is pleased to work closely with the WMCA on energy issues at a regional and national level,” said CEA president David Holt. “CEA’s most essential function is to unite producers and consumers in an effort to pass rational energy policy. WMCA accomplishes this by providing a voice in Madison as well as in our nation’s capital, on energy issues that affect members of the trucking industry. CEA looks forward to working closely with WMCA to provide consumers with credible energy information and learning first-hand some of the concerns their members have about federal and state energy policies.”
Added CEA Midwest Director Ryan Scott, “The Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association will play a key role for CEA in the Midwest; WMCA understands as well as any stakeholder group that energy policy is crucial as we continue our economic recovery. WMCA is a first rate organization that will inform us what is happening on the ground in Wisconsin, 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.”