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.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index
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.
Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover
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
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.
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
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