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The Rhode Island Trucking Association, Inc. (RITA) is a chartered, non-profit organization whose membership is made up of one-truck owners; fleet owners; private and for hire motor carriers; and allied industries including manufacturers, dealers, service stations and suppliers. Since 1931, RITA has represented and promoted all motor carrier interests on the state level. RITA, the only statewide trucking association, has been a member of the American Trucking Association since 1944.

About Rhode Island Trucking Association

The mission of Rhode Island Trucking Association is to enhance the motor carrier industry's image, efficiency, and productivity through promoting highway safety, providing valuable information and educational programs, and ensure that the voices of truck operators and common carriers are heard in legislative matters.

Equitable taxation is one of the issues the RITA staff has lobbied for at the state level. The Rhode Island Trucking Association has also lobbied for Rhode Island legislation that aids truck operators, bus operators, common carriers and members of the motor carrier industry in operating at a more efficient level. RITA has supported legislation on the federal level as the only Rhode Island affiliate of the ATA.

Thinking of joining RITA?

As a member of the Rhode Island Trucking Association, current trucking information on for the motor carrier industry is available by phone for truck drivers, including registration fees, reciprocity, taxes, and other regulations concerning all fifty states, as well as the District of Columbia, and Canada. This information is available to you at no cost.

Members of The Rhode Island Trucking Association also benefit from the following services:

• Motor Vehicle Driving Reports (MVRs)
• Life Insurance
• Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance for truckers
• Delta Dental insurance for truckers
• 50% discount on DOT Supplies
• Drug & Alcohol Consortium (Link to D& A Application)
• DOT Audits help
• Agent of Process
• Background Checks
• Disability Insurance for truckers

The RITA web site offers links that are of use to Rhode Island motor carriers. These helpful Rhode Island truck and bus operator references include links to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, and to the Rhode Island Senators and Representatives.

Special Events

The Rhode Island Trucking Association host several events each year, including the RITA Truck Driving Championship.

President: John L. Atwood
Administrative Assistant: Maria Correia

For more information on becoming a member of the Rhode Island Trucking Association, please contact them at:

660 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, R.I. 02860
Tele: (401) 729-5210
Fax: (401) 729-5220

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