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IWLA Supports Launch of Americans for Modern Transportation to Advance Safer and More Efficient Transportation


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Morgan Zenner, Manager, Marketing & Public Relations



Jan. 11, 2017 (Des Plaines, Ill.) –The International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA), the resource for warehouse logistics, is partnering with a diverse group of U.S.-based shippers, deliverers, and retailers to launch the Americans for Modern Transportation (AMT) coalition. The coalition is focused on improving the safety and efficiency of the U.S. transportation system to meet the needs of modern businesses and consumers.

"A modern transportation system has the power to supercharge the economy by fostering the more efficient flow of goods from manufacturers to warehouses, and ultimately to American consumers," stated IWLA president & CEO Steve DeHaan. "Through its support of the coalition, IWLA is building a better system to match the design of the nation's infrastructure with the demands of today's economy."

The coalition is focused on three critical areas of importance in transportation: enhanced safety, sustainability, and technology upgrades.

"To continue moving America forward, infrastructure investment cannot simply be improved roads and bridges; we need to lay the groundwork for a modern transportation system," Americans for Modern Transportation added in its release. "We are excited to work with transportation leaders and innovators in the new administration and 115th Congress to make strides towards a modern transportation system."

To learn more about the Americans for Modern Transportation visit


About Americans for Modern Transportation: Americans for Modern Transportation is dedicated to improving the safety and efficiency of America's transportation system and modernizing the delivery of products across the country.

The coalition's founding members include FedEx, UPS, Amazon, American Highway Users Alliance, International Warehouse Logistics Association, The National Industrial Transportation League, National Retail Federation, Retail Industry Leaders Association, and Securing America's Future Energy.

Visit and follow @amtcoalition on Twitter for more information.

About IWLA: Since 1891, the International Warehouse Logistics Association has been the resource for warehouse logistics, advocacy, and education. For more information, visit IWLA, formerly the American Warehouse Association, serves nearly 500 corporate members representing 3,000 warehousing locations.

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