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Parternships and Collaboration

Highway Motor Carrier Branch

Government Partners

Highway Government Coordinating Council (Highway GCC):  The objective of the Highway GCC is to coordinate highway and motor carrier security strategies and activities; to establish policies, guidelines and standards; and to develop program metrics and performance criteria for the mode. The Highway GCC fosters communication across government, and between the government and private industry in support of the nation's homeland security mission. The Highway GCC acts as the counterpart to the private industry-led Highway Sector Coordinating Council (Highway SCC) for review and development of security programs necessary to protect the nation's highway and motor carrier mode.  The Highway GCC addresses highway infrastructure, commercial vehicle operations, and supporting facilities as outlined in the National Strategy for Transportation Security (NSTS).

Industry Partners

Private sector owners and operators and representative associations of highway and motor carrier assets have formed a Highway Infrastructure and Motor Carrier Sector Coordinating Council (Highway SCC) to partner with senior government officials to collaborate and communicate on security initiatives designed to enhance the protection of the transportation sector’s critical infrastructure and key resources. The Highway SCC is an industry advisory body that, as appropriate, coordinates the private industry perspective on highway and motor carrier security policy, practices, and standards that affect the transportation sector.

The Highway SCC operates in a similar manner to the GCC described above. It includes members from the motorcoach, school bus, the trucking industry, and related associations. Many of the members are either an association representative or an employee for a private company in one of the highway transportation industries.

General Highway

American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)
Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
National Safety Council (NSC)
National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Federal Highway

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of Energy (DOE)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
DHS – White House – State Departments of Homeland Security Offices
Department of Transportation (DOT)/Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
DOT/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
DOT/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Passenger Highway

American Bus Association (ABA)
Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC)
International Motor Coach Group (IMG)
National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT)
National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS)
National Motorcoach Network
National School Transportation Association (NSTA)
National Tour Association (NTA)
North American Bus Industries, Inc. (NABI)
Travel Industry Association (TIA)
United Motorcoach Association (UMA)

Infrastructure Highway

American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
American Underground Construction Association (AUA)
Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA)
International Bridge, Tunnel, & Turnpike Association (IBTTA)
International Tunneling Association (ITA)
NACE International (formerly National Association of Corrosion Engineers) (NACE)
National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)
National Governors Association (NGA)

Trucking Highway

American Trucking Association (ATA)
Intermodal Association of North America (IANA)
Motor Freight Carriers Association (MFCA)
National Industrial Transportation League (NITL)
National Private Truck Council (NPTC)
National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC)
Owner-Operator Independent Driver's Association (OOIDA)
Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA)
Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA)

Latest revision: 06 August 2014