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
May 28, 2015 - Industry News
A recent proposal in Rhode Island for a truck-only toll to pay for the state’s ailing road and bridge conditions has been met with blowback from several trucking industry groups.
Tags: ATA, Tolls, Rhode Island, OOIDA, Infrastructure Funding
May 19, 2015 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 3% to 128.6 in April to the lowest level in a year.
Tags: ATA, Freight, GDP, Truck Tonnage Index
May 12, 2015 - Industry News
The ATA is urging Congress to quickly adopt a short-term measure to keep the Highway Trust Fund afloat to help ensure that a comprehensive long-term highway bill gets passed in this calendar year.
Tags: ATA, Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, American Trucking Associations
May 11, 2015 - Industry News
Trucking brought in over $700 billion, the highest revenue ever for the industry, according to an American Trucking Associations report.
Tags: ATA, Revenues, Industry Trends
April 21, 2015 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased by 1.1% in March marking the 5th monthly increase in the past 6 months.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index
April 3, 2015 - Industry News
The trucking industry lost 6,800 jobs in March-- the first such drop since 2013, according to the latest employment numbers from the Department of Labor.
Tags: ATA, Department of Labor, Employment
April 1, 2015 - Industry News
Turnover at truckload fleets remained high in the fourth quarter of 2014, but the gap narrowed between small and large carriers.
Tags: ATA, Driver Turnover, Truckload
March 24, 2015 - Industry News
The For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 3.1% in February to 131.6, the lowest level since September of last year. Winter weather, slow retail sales, and other industries were to blame for the slow month.
Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage Index, Economic Conditions
March 12, 2015 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations is seeking nominations for the third class of its LEAD ATA leadership development program designed to nurture the next generation of trucking industry leaders.
Tags: Legislation, ATA, Leadership
February 24, 2015 - Industry News
The For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index hit an all-time high of 135.7 in January according to the seasonally adjusted report from American Trucking Associations.
Tags: Economy, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Truck Tonnage Index
February 19, 2015 - Industry News
The Technology and Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations elected Kevin Tomlinson as its 2015-2016 general chairman and treasurer.
Tags: ATA, Leadership, TMC, People
February 13, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance Council is holding its Annual Meeting from Feb. 16-19 at the Music City Center in Nashville. This year’s event will be themed “Fueling the Future.”
Tags: ATA, Events, TMC, Alternative Fuels
January 21, 2015 - Industry News
President Obama used his State of the Union address to repeat his call to reform corporate taxes and spend some of the proceeds on a long-term highway bill.
Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, President Obama, ATA
December 15, 2014 - Industry News
Median pay for truck drivers is on par with the national median for U.S. households, while the trucking industry offers drivers “competitive" benefits, according to a new study from the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, Research, Driver Pay
December 10, 2014 - Industry News
Trucking interests are close to victory in their fight to suspend the current 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule. The appropriations bill negotiated by the Senate and House will cut off funding for enforcement of the restart while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration studies its impact.
Tags: ATA, Congress, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service, American Trucking Associations, Legislation
December 8, 2014 - Industry News
Carriers and drivers are gearing up to deliver wreaths wreaths to be placed on the graves of veterans across the country this Saturday, Dec. 13, as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Program.
Tags: ATA, Mack Trucks, Veterans, Share the Road, Wreaths Across America
December 2, 2014 - Industry News
President Obama’s move to let some undocumented immigrants stay in the country clears the way for them to become professional truck drivers, but that path is neither simple nor quick.
Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, TCA, Immigration, Drivers, President Obama
The American Trucking Associations announced on Tuesday it is committing on behalf of the trucking industry and its members to hire 100,000 veterans as part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign.
Tags: Drivers, ATA, Driver Shortage, Veterans, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Among other activities, the committee is responsible for annually identifying the top research priorities for the trucking industry.
Tags: ATA, Research, ATRI, People
November 17, 2014 - Industry News
ATA president Bill Graves sent out a statement announcing that Clint Wheeler, a former ATA member who worked in the executive office, passed away from liver cancer. Wheeler joined the ATA in 1989 before leaving to work at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1997.
Tags: ATA, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, People
November 10, 2014 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations leadership thanked military veterans for their service, encouraging the millions of men and women who served to consider joining the trucking industry.
Tags: ATA, CDL, Veterans, Veterans Day
November 5, 2014 - Industry News
Bobit Business Media has acquired the Truck Fleet Management media properties from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) in a deal that closed Nov. 5.
Tags: Bobit Business Media, ATA, Mergers & Acquisitions
November 4, 2014 - Industry News
The American Trucking Association’s Safety Management Council honored fleets, safety professionals and a state association at the annual Safety and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition.
Tags: ATA, Awards, Safety Management Council
October 20, 2014 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations named 32 professional truck drivers as finalists for the 2015 America’s Road Team captains. America’s Road Team is a group of drivers with good safety records picked to represent the trucking industry.
Tags: Driver Safety, ATA, America's Road Team
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