March 4, 2014 - Industry News
President Obama’s budget for the Department of Transportation calls for new performance measures and a $10 billion freight program as well as his four-year, $302 billion infrastructure program.
Tags: Department of Transportation, Budget, highway funding, Legislation, ATA, infrastructure, Highways
February 28, 2014 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations announced it is seeking nominations for professional truck drivers to serve on the 2015-2016 America's Road Team.
Tags: ATA, American's Road Team
Businesses and organizations from numerous sectors of the U.S. economy, including in trucking, have renewed their efforts opposing tolls on existing federal interstates.
Tags: ATA, Congress, Tolls, Old Dominion Freight Line, highway funding, President Obama
February 25, 2014 - Industry News
Phil Byrd, chairman of American Trucking Associations and president and CEO of Bulldog Hiway Express, will be the featured speaker for ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2014 Annual Meeting, to be held March 10-13 in Nashville, Tenn.
Tags: ATA, TMC, ATRI, TCA
February 19, 2014 - Industry News
Like many other parts of the American economy, trucking felt negative effects in January due to extremely cold weather, snow and ice, according to just released figures.
Tags: Economy, ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage
January 29, 2014 - Industry News
In his State of the Union address Tuesday night President Obama repeated his call to use corporate tax reform to fund a large, one-time infusion of money into infrastructure.
Tags: Infrastructure Funding, President Obama, Natural Gas, ATA
January 28, 2014 - Industry News
Truck dealers and fleet managers need to work together to smooth maintenance on complex trucks so the industry can continue to grow, Philip Byrd, 2014 chairman of the American Trucking Associations, told an audience at the American Truck Dealers’ annual convention in New Orleans on Sunday.
Tags: American Truck Dealers, American Trucking Associations, Drivers, Maintenance, Dealers, Fleets, ATA
January 24, 2014 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations announced on Friday it was reorganizing and streamlining a number of the association’s core functions.
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Associations, People
January 22, 2014 - Industry News
Two measures about the health of the U.S. trucking industry turned in either their best or near-record numbers for December.
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Freight, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Truck Tonnage Index, Economy
January 21, 2014 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s newest enforcement tool is a shutdown order for carriers that flagrantly disregard the safety rules. Under a final rule to be posted this week, the agency can suspend or revoke the authority of willful repeat violators, and impose civil or criminal penalties.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, OOIDA, MAP-21, Regulations, Fleets, Drivers, GAO, Werner Enterprises, FedEx, Congress
January 15, 2014 - Industry News
Is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s goal of zero truck-related fatalities an ideology or an appropriate aspiration?
Tags: ATA, HOS, Accidents, FMCSA, Anne Ferro, Regulations, Safety and Compliance, TRB
January 14, 2014 - Industry News
Curtis J. Shewchuk, Con-way's Chief Security Officer, has been appointed chairman of the American Trucking Associations' Homeland Security Policy Committee.
Tags: ATA, Leadership, Con-way Inc.
January 8, 2014 - Industry News
With Congress returning to Washington this week, leaders of American Trucking Associations called on lawmakers and policymakers in Washington to take several steps to improve the nation’s economy and make our highways safer.
Tags: ATA, Congress, CSA, HOS
January 7, 2014 - Industry News
Mary Phillips, senior vice president for legislative affairs at American Trucking Associations for the past three years, is stepping down from her post. The moves comes as Congress gears up for the next highway bill, a crucial test for trucking interests on Capitol Hill.
Tags: ATA, highway funding, Congress, People
December 20, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED (2) -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is working on a field test of alternatives to the current sleeper berth rule.
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, ATA, Hours of Service, Minnesota Trucking Association
The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.7% in November, after falling 1.9% in October.
Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage, Freight
December 11, 2013 - Industry News
According to the latest edition of American Trucking Associations’ Trucking Activity Report, the annualized driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets dipped two percentage points to 97% in the third quarter of 2013.
Tags: ATA, Driver Turnover, Drivers
December 6, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Nearly 10% of the nation’s freight brokers no longer have their licenses following new federal regulations that took effect requiring a higher bonding amount, while another source says the number is even higher.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, TIA, OOIDA, Freight, Brokers, AIPBA
December 5, 2013 - Industry News
A proposed ban on diesel-powered vehicles in the District of Columbia has drawn a strong response from a coalition of trucking industry groups. The coalition warned the D.C. Council that provisions in the recently introduced Sustainable D.C. Omnibus Act of 2013 would have “significantly harmful effects on the District’s economy and on the quality of life of District residents.”
Tags: Emissions, Legislation, ATA, Washington D.C.
The broadest measure of health of the nation’s economy shows it expanded at an annual rate of 3.6% in the third quarter of the year, more than originally reported, according to the U.S. Commerce Department on Thursday.
Tags: Economy, ATA, GDP
November 20, 2013 - Industry News
The stage is set for a political grilling of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration at a House hearing Thursday on the hours-of-service rule. Amid relentless criticism of the 34-hour restart and 30-minute break provisions of the rule, agency administrator Anne Ferro will be called on to explain and defend the agency’s decision-making.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Congress, HOS, OOIDA, Anne Ferro, ATRI
November 19, 2013 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 2.8% in October, the first decrease since July. In September, the index was up 0.5%. September’s increase was less than the preliminary 1.4% gain ATA reported on Oct. 22.
Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage
November 18, 2013 - Industry News
The American Transportation Research Institute on Monday released the findings of its latest analysis of the operational and economic impacts resulting from the new hours-of-service rules that went into effect July 1.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, ATA, Hours of Service, ATRI, Fleets
November 14, 2013 - Industry News
The national highway safety effort lost ground in 2012 as fatalities from both car and truck crashes increased compared to the previous year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports a 3.3% increase, from 32,479 to 33,561.
Tags: Accidents, ATA, NHTSA
American Trucking Associations filed a lawsuit challenging the New York State Thruway Authority’s diversion of millions of dollars of toll revenues every year to maintain the tourism and recreational facilities that make up the New York Canal System.
Tags: New York, ATA, Tolls, Infrastructure Funding, Litigation
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