As 2023 came to a close, we are looking forward to a very active 2024 legislative session. We had an unusual 2023 legislative session with much attention at times dealing with the fallout from protests at the Capitol, battles between the legislature and the City of Nashville on oversight of the airport and Sports Authority, attempts to downsize the Metro Council, expulsions of legislators, and the horrific Covenant School shooting which resulted in a special session at the legislature in August. 

TTA was very active in 2023 with Truck PAC making over $100,000 in contributions to legislators who have supported the industry. This wouldn’t have been possible without your support. On December 13, 2023, TTA hosted a joint fundraising dinner for Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Paul Bailey and Speaker Pro Tem Pat Marsh, with many of the members of the TTA Executive Committee attending. Much thanks always to Senator Bailey, Representative Pat Marsh and other members of the legislature who have businesses associated with the industry. Only with their involvement and the staff of TTA are we able to promote the interests of TTA in the legislature. 

Also, we are still very active in regard to addressing the illegal booting and towing issues in Memphis. On a short term basis, the license of A1 Towing has been suspended and, at our request, an investigation into the towing activity has been opened by the Tennessee Attorney General’s office. On a long term basis, we are working on legislation with key legislators to prohibit this type of activity in the future. TTA will also have other issues to address once the legislature returns to session in January 2024.