The American Trucking Associations has donated more than $800,000 to political campaigns so far in the 2018 election cycle, according to publicly available data from the Federal Election Commission, making it the largest contributor among trucking industry affiliates. That number is on par with ATA’s contributions in the 2016 election cycle, when it donated $802,000, but less than 2014’s $924,000. ATA’s contributions topped $1 million in 2012.
ATA’s biggest benefactor this election cycle, according to FEC’s data, is Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), who’s seeking reelection in a tough race in California’s 10th district. ATA has donated $20,000 to Denham, who