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Emmett wants league to do more on international issues. He'll seek more involvement by CEOs.
Edward Emmett says he got interested in transportation policy after his mother-in-law tried to send a package from Midland, Texas to Houston.
She called United Parcel Service, but was informed that intrastate trucking regulation prohibited UPS from carrying packages between points in Texas.
"They told her, 'It's not our fault; it's the legislature's,'" Emmett recalled. "She said. 'Well, my son-in-law just got elected to the legislature and he'll fix that.'"
Emmett, the new president of the National Industrial Transportation League, smiles when he tells the story, which illustrates his practical view of transportation and its role in the economy.
As president of the NIT League, the largest shipper …