Last week, Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) leadership embarked on a 10-day, multi-city bus tour to visit equipment dealers across the Midwest, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains and the West. The purpose of the “Driving for Dealers” bus tour is to highlight the critical need for federal infrastructure legislation.
The tour kicked off on Sept. 16 with stops in Illinois and St. Louis, Mo., and will see AED executives meet with dozens of dealer members across eight states before reaching the final stop in Orange County, Calif., on Sept. 25.
“It was great to meet and hear first-hand how our members are weathering COVID as well as the important impact the re-authorization of the highway trust fund is to sustaining their businesses,” said AED President and CEO Brian P. McGuire after completing the first leg of the tour. “Infrastructure jobs will go a long way toward economic recovery as we hopefully begin to move past the pandemic.”
Concurrently, AED is engaged in an unprecedented grassroots outreach campaign to Congress. To date, 76% of AED members have generated more than 800 letters to their U.S. Senators.