November 1, 2005 - Industry News
The five-month-old hazardous materials truck driver background check implemented by the Transportation Security Administration as part of the Patriot Act is hurting the trucking industry by imposing higher operating costs and deterring drivers from obtaining “hazmat”
October 28, 2005 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves held a news conference on Capitol Hill Friday, highlighting what he termed the importance of opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
October 18, 2005 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations' Board of Directors Tuesday unanimously endorsed an energy resolution outlining the organization's efforts to combat escalating fuel prices and help shape a comprehensive national energy plan.
October 11, 2005 - Industry News
Small business owners will have increased opportunities to participate in federal prime and sub-contracting rebuilding efforts in the areas affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
October 10, 2005 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations Monday requested that the Minerals Management Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior expand the area where companies can drill for oil and natural gas along the U.S. coastline
October 4, 2005 - Industry News
Road crews are working in Texas and Louisiana to clear downed trees and power lines off bridges and roads, and two I-10 bridges should open within days, said U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta
October 3, 2005 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations and its Intermodal Motor Carrier Conference applauded new trucking fairness legislation recently signed into law in by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
September 30, 2005 - Industry News
Georgia is eligible for a $20,698,353 grant if it strengthens its seat belt law to allow law enforcement officers to stop and issue citations to pick-up trucks occupant
September 29, 2005 - Industry News
The new hours of service rule goes into effect this Saturday, Oct.
September 28, 2005 - Industry News
In the aftermath of Hurricane Rita, Texas has delayed by 30 days the implementation dates of its new boutique diesel fuel.
September 23, 2005 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves Friday requested that governors across the United States implement and extend emergency trucking regulations instituted in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrin
September 22, 2005 - Industry News
Mobile air traffic control equipment, technical personnel, trucks, buses, airplanes and ocean-going vessels are now in place to support the massive federal, state and local effort to prepare for Hurricane Rita,
September 16, 2005 - Industry News
The Internal Revenue Service, in response to the continued shortages of diesel fuel caused by Hurricane Katrina, will extend the penalty relief when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway.
September 9, 2005 - Industry News
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) continues to deliver pre-sorted relief supplies from Jackson, Miss., to damaged coastal areas from a 17-door staging area/warehouse.
The American Trucking Associations has called upon Congress to address the skyrocketing price of fuel as part of ongoing efforts to limit the negative effects of fuel prices on the trucking industry, and ultimately, the national economy.
September 6, 2005 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations and its President and CEO Bill Graves Tuesday asked Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman to direct the Energy Information Administration to report fuel prices semi-weekly until fuel price volatility eases.
The Department of Transportation is coordinating a massive operation involving airplanes, buses, commercial trucks and ships designed to get supplies and personnel into affected regions and evacuate citizens out of New Orleans.
August 31, 2005 - Industry News
The American Trucking Assns. and ATA President and CEO Bill Graves applauded President Bush’s decision to open the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to ensure a steady supply of oil to the United States as well as help refineries badly crippled by Hurricane Katrina
August 30, 2005 - Industry News
Federal transportation officials have joined New York City metropolitan area traffic safety officials to kick off the largest ever “You Drink & Drive, You Lose” national enforcement crackdown.
August 19, 2005 - Industry News
In a statement issued shortly after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released its new Hours of Service ruling on Friday, ATA President and CEO Bill Graves was generally supportive of the rule
The proposed Hours of Service rule for truck drivers issued Friday by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is a major setback for highway safety, increasing the potential for deadly accidents
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Friday issued an Hours of Service rule that spells out the length of time commercial drivers can operate trucks before they are required to take a break.
Diesel fuel prices have hit an all-time high in California, topping San Francisco off at $3.15 per gallon.
August 16, 2005 - Industry News
Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack has signed legislation increasing the speed limit on rural interstates from 65 to 70 mph.
August 10, 2005 - Industry News
It took 11 extensions of the old law and almost two years of haggling, but Congress passed a $286.45 billion highway reauthorization bill Wednesday, increasing road and safety funding by 30% over the current program.
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