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June 18, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Calls California Diesel Bill Costly, Unwise, Redundant

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves urges the state Senate Transportation and Housing Committee to reject a pending California state “magnet bill” that would authorize local air districts

June 12, 2006 - Industry News

OOIDA Backs Bill Limiting Background Check Costs

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association applauds a bill just introduced in the U. S. House of Representatives that limits the amount professional truck drivers can be charged for the background chec

June 8, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Backs Benefits for Veterans Seeking Jobs

The American Trucking Associations Thursday hailed the inclusion of transportation in legislation that will ease the transition of military veterans to civilian jobs and provide a partial solution to the nation’s truck driver shortage.

May 25, 2006 - Industry News

80 MPH Speed Limit Gets the Nod in Parts of Texas

Drivers in rural areas of Texas now enjoy higher speed limits on portions of Interstate 10 and Interstate 20.

May 17, 2006 - Industry News

Bush Nominates John Hill to Head FMCSA

President Bush has nominated transportation veteran John Hill as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the White House announced Wednesday

May 16, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Backs Single Process for Screening Transportation Workers

The American Trucking Associations said this week that the Transportation Security Administration should implement a single, coordinated, cost-effective process for screening transportation workers that would enhance the nation’s security while minimizing unnecessary screening costs and procedures.

May 4, 2006 - Industry News

EPA Administrator, Governors Review Boutique Fuels

EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson launched a task force Thursday to review the boutique fuels used across the county. Johnson laid out his vision for the task force

April 26, 2006 - Industry News

Homeland Security Takes Steps to Secure Port Access

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff announced this week that the department is taking significant steps to enhance security by checking the backgrounds of port workers.

April 19, 2006 - Industry News

HDBMC Backs Reduction in Trucks Stopping Distance

The heavy duty brake manufacturing industry supports efforts by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to reduce the required stopping distance for truck tractors by 20 to 30 percent

April 11, 2006 - Industry News

Court: ATA Can Intervene in Public Citizen's HOS Challenge

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has granted the American Trucking Associations' request to intervene in Public Citizen’s latest challenge to the FMCSA hours of service rules, ATA announced Tuesday.

March 29, 2006 - Industry News

New Light Truck Fuel Standards to Include Largest SUVs

New fuel economy standards for light trucks will save 10.7 billions of gallons of fuel and include, for the first time ever, the largest sport utility vehicles, Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta announced Wednesday

March 16, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Intervenes in Public Citizen HOS Challenge

ATA has filed a motion to intervene in Public Citizen’s latest challenge to the FMCSA hours of service rules.

March 8, 2006 - Industry News

FMCSA Appoints Its First Medical Review Board

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta this week named the five medical experts who will serve on the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) Medical Review Board (MRB).

March 8, 2006 - Industry News

House OKs Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act

The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) has applauded passage this week by the House of Representatives of the “Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act.”

February 27, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Battles California Regs on Reefer Tractor-Trailers

The American Trucking Associations urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to prevent the California Air Resources Board (ARB) from implementing performance standards for engines used to cool refrigerated tractor-trailer

February 27, 2006 - Industry News

Advocates, Teamsters Go to Court Over HOS

Five organizations told a court on Monday that the federal government’s rule detailing how many hours truckers may drive before taking a break is flawed and should be changed to help reduce fatigue-related crashes

February 23, 2006 - Industry News

NTSB Issues Automatic Slack Adjuster Safety Recommendation

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a safety recommendations to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regarding automatic slack adjusters

February 7, 2006 - Industry News

ATA Backs Idle-Reduction Tax Act of 2006

The American Trucking Associations announced Tuesday that it endorses the proposed tax credit for purchasing idling reduction equipment for commercial vehicles introduced in the U.S. House of Representative

February 7, 2006 - Industry News

NTSB Issues 11 Air Brake Safety Recommendations

The National Transportation Safety Board adopted a final report Tuesday of a runaway truck accident in Pennsylvania that has shown the consequences of improper maintenance on automatic slack adjusters for air brake systems.

December 20, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Lauds House OK of Pension Protection Law

The American Trucking Associations has hailed House passage of comprehensive pension-reform legislation designed to improve the solvency of single, multi-employer and so-called hybrid pension plans.

December 19, 2005 - Industry News

NHTSA’s Proposed Stopping Rule Changes Imminent

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is about to publish proposed revisions to its current air brake regulations, but those rules will most likely be less sweeping than some industry people expected

November 22, 2005 - Industry News

AFTC Testifies in Senate on Ag Transport, Energy Issues

The Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference of the American Trucking Associations provided written testimony to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry for a hearing on agricultural transportation and energy issues

November 18, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Seeks Flexibility in Passport Requirement for Drivers

Nearly a year after President Bush signed the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, the trucking industry is seeking flexibility in the Act’s regulatory implementation so that commercial drivers are not mandated to carry a passport,

November 14, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Outlines Truck Safety Initiatives

The head of the nation’s largest trucking group today asked the governors of 25 states to push for adoption of primary safety belt laws in their respective states.

November 10, 2005 - Industry News

ATA Disappointed by House Leaders’ Decision on Arctic Oil Drilling

Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, announced the trucking industry’s disappointment that House leaders this week stripped Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas drilling


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