NEW YORK-NEW JERSEY TRUCKERS FORM ASSOCIATION
A new organization has been formed this week to address issues and interests of truckers who serve business in the port areas of New York and New Jersey.
The Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers Inc. replaces the 20-year-old Bi-State Harbor Carriers Conference. The new group will not be affiliated with the New Jersey Motor Truck Association, as the Bi-State Conference was.
The new association 'will carry an identity and purpose befitting the pressing need for independence,' said Jeffrey Alan Bader, president of the new group. He was also president of the Bi-State Conference.
Richard Jones, who had been executive director of the Bi-state conference, will assume the same position with the new organization. Sam Cunninghame, former executive director and past president of the New Jersey Motor Truck Association, has been retained as a lobbyist to represent the new organization's government interests in Trenton, N.J.
The port area handles 80 percent of the world trade for a 10-state, 260-mile-radius area, the association said. Trucking companies perform more than 12,000 daily pickups and deliveries at the ports, and members of the bi-state organization handle more than 80 percent of those services.