February 1, 2016 - Industry News
The annualized turnover rate at large truckload carriers rose 13 points to 100% in the third quarter of 2015, the highest it has been in three years.
Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover
January 21, 2016 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations has weighed in on the battle over truck-only tolling in Rhode Island by cautioning the governor against banking on revenues from the proposed tolls that are “premised on truck restrictions that are currently disallowed by federal and/or state law.”
Tags: ATA, Tolls, Electronic Tolls, Bridges
January 19, 2016 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1% in December, ending 2015 on a strong note despite an overall slow year.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index
January 12, 2016 - Industry News
The Technology and Maintenance Council will celebrate its 60th anniversary at its 2016 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville.
Tags: ATA, TMC, Events, Technicians, Annual Meeting
December 22, 2015 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.9% in November, erasing half of the 1.8% gain from October.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index
December 7, 2015 - Industry News
Several trucking associations, businesses and fleets have pledged support this holiday season for Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization that lays wreaths on the graves of veterans at locations around the nation.
Tags: ATA, Charity, Veterans, TCA, Wreaths Across America, Christmas
November 24, 2015 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.9% in October following a slight decrease in September.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index, Inventories
October 21, 2015 - Industry News
A new nationwide poll indicates Americans look favorably on how truckers drive and how trucking supports the economy.
Tags: ATA, Truck Drivers, ATA MC&E
The American Trucking Associations has confirmed a published report that Bill Graves has advised the truck lobby that he will leave his post as president of ATA when his contract expires at the end of next year.
Tags: ATA, ATA MC&E, Leadership, American Trucking Associations, Associations
October 20, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations board of directors elected Pat Thomas as the federation’s 71st chairman, the association announced. Thomas is the Sr. VP of state government affairs for UPS.
Tags: ATA, Leadership, People
After decreasing in August, the ATA's Truck Tonnage Index rose again in September, though the gain didn't quite make up for the losses.
October 19, 2015 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations recognized the winners of some of the industry’s top competitions and safety awards as part of its annual Management Conference and Exhibition.
Tags: ATA, National Truck Driving Championships, TMCSuperTech, ATA MC&E
October 18, 2015 - Industry News
PHILADELPHIA – “Most motor carriers have had a pretty good year – not great – but pretty good for 2015,” said Bill Graves, president of the American Trucking Associations, in his annual report on the state of the industry.
Tags: Economy, ATA, Congress, Politics, Bill Graves, ATA MC&E
October 13, 2015 - Industry News
Driver turnover at large truckload fleets rose to an annualized rate of 87% in the second quarter of 2015. Despite the increase it is below recent averages.
Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover, Truckload, Large Fleets
October 6, 2015 - Industry News
An ATA report is projecting a shortage of 48,000 drivers by the end of 2015, marking the highest recorded level in trucking's history.
Tags: ATA, Aging Fleet, Driver Shortage, Hiring, Women Drivers
September 24, 2015 - Industry News
Ted Scott, vice president of engineering for the American Trucking Associations, had a succinct assessment of a recent federal regulatory proposal: “FMCSA has finally gone crazy.”
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Safety & Compliance, FMCSA, Vehicle Safety, Regulations, Technology & Maintenance Council
September 22, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell by 0.9% in August when compared to strong July numbers.
August 18, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations' For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 2.8% in July, following a revised drop of 0.4% during June.
Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage Index
July 27, 2015 - Industry News
Freight volumes are projected to grow nearly 29% over the next 11 years, according to a report released by American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, Forecast, Intermodal, Freight
July 22, 2015 - Industry News
A report from the Reason Foundation outlining the benefits of tolling for infrastructure has been denounced by the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, Tolls, Infrastructure Funding
July 21, 2015 - Industry News
Flat production and dropping retail sales dragged down truck freight in June, with the American Trucking Associations' seasonally-adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index falling 0.5% to 131.1.
July 14, 2015 - Industry News
Turnover rates at large and small truckload fleets fell by 12 percentage points in the first quarter of 2015, though it is uncertain if this trend will continue in the months ahead.
July 2, 2015 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations promoted Boyd Stephenson to vice president of supply chain security and operations.
Tags: Security, ATA, Leadership, People, Supply Chain Management, Associations
June 23, 2015 - Industry News
Soft manufacturing numbers are still affecting truck freight, with the American Trucking Associations' Truck Tonnage Index rising only 1.1% in May following a 1.4% loss in April.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index, American Trucking Associations
June 4, 2015 - Industry News
The ATA is seeking nominations for the ninth annual Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award, recognizing those who are creative in increasing positive awareness for the trucking industry.
Tags: ATA, Awards, Trucking Moves America Forward, Awareness Campaign, Image, American Trucking Associations
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