June 15 2010 09:07 AM

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood this month sought to calm a dust-up with trucking advocates, responding to their concerns that the department didn't value the role of trucks in the nation's freight system. "Truck transportation... will continue to play an essential role in ensuring the economic health of the country and maintaining the United States' position as a leader in international trade," LaHood wrote in a letter to Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations.

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