Unfortunately, the trucking industry is still taking the anti-tolling position of its front group, ATFI
, despite the fact that major trucking companies are regular users of tolled Interstate and non-Interstate highways, such as Florida's Turnpike.
ATFI is focused on educating the public and policymakers about the negative impact that tolling existing interstates will have on citizens, businesses and the economy.
ATFI currently has more than 140 members, including associations such as the International Franchise Association, National Council of Chain Restaurants, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (known as OOIDA), National Association of Truck Stop Operators (known as NATSO), American Motorists Association, as well as associations representing trucking companies, the moving and storage industry, vehicle manufacturers, motorcyclists and the vehicle rental industry.
A sample item from the ATFI
is "Most fathers of children enrolled in Head Start are not that interested in parent involvement" (reverse coded).
Among recent developments, ATFI has expanded its Cerablak(TM) product offering to include a novel form of thermally-stable glass microspheres.
Beyond Defense, ATFI has made significant strides in further developing Cerablak(TM) as a low-cost, environmentally-benign, and easy to apply nanocoating for consumer and industrial applications.
The PW800 program and its demonstrator, the ATFI
, is being undertaken by the total Pratt & Whitney Group, leveraging the strengths of both Pratt & Whitney Canada's extensive regional airline experience together with that of Large Commercial Engines' with the large carriers.
Bill Cranfill, General Counsel for Old Dominion Freight Line and member of ATFI
, said, "The creation of the federal highway system opened an avenue of commerce never before seen in the U.
United Technologies Chalet A420 -- Pratt & Whitney President Louis Chenevert and Pratt & Whitney Canada President and Chief Executive Officer Gilles Ouimet will brief the media on the PW6000 and ATFI
programs as well as other company initiatives
will lead to engines that are quieter than current power plants and burn significantly less fuel.
is a full-service alternative fuels marketer headquartered in Oak Brook.
The vehicles, accompanied by experts in the field, will be on display under the ATFI
banner, from 8:30-11:30 a.