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June 26, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Joins ‘Our Roads, Our Safety’ Outreach Program

American Trucking Associations has joined the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, AAA, and the American Bus Association, to unveil the Our Roads, Our Safety Partnership, aimed at reducing highway fatalities.

Tags: FMCSA, Highway Safety, ATA, Share the Road

June 2, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Yanks Minimum Insurance Rulemaking

Photo: FMCSA

More than three years after launching a rulemaking to increase minimum insurance requirements for trucking, the FMCSA is dropping the effort because it says it has not collected enough information to warrant going forward-- at least for now.

Tags: FMCSA, Insurance, The Trucking Alliance, Truckload Carriers Association, OOIDA, ATA

May 25, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Reminds Drivers to Stay Safe for Memorial Day

Screenshot via Share the Road video

American Trucking Associations and its Share the Road highway safety program are urging Memorial Day travelers to focus on safe driving habits throughout the holiday weekend.

Tags: Driver Safety, ATA, Share the Road

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Pulling for Hair-Testing Standards

Image: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The American Trucking Associations is continuing its push to allow hair-testing to be used in lieu of urinalysis to detect drug use by CDL driver applicants.

Tags: ATA, Drug Testing, Hair Testing, Department of Health and Human Services, Regulations

January 11, 2017 - Industry News

ATA’s Chris Spear Named to DOT Automation Committee

ATA president Chris Spear fielding reporters' queries on autonomous policymaking at last year's Managment Conference and Exhibition. Photo: Evan Lockridge

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear, who has emphasized the need for trucking to have a seat at the table when it comes to autonomous vehicle technology, has been named to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s automation advisory committee.

Tags: Regulations, ATA, U.S. DOT, Autonomous Vehicles

December 7, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Finally Issues Final Rule on Driver-Training Standards

Photo: FMCSA

A very long-awaited final rule on national minimum training standards for entry-level applicants seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license or certain endorsements was announced on Dec. 7 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Driver Training, Commercial Vehicle Training Association

December 5, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Taps Cammisa to Head Safety & Connectivity Efforts

Michael Cammisa Photo via LinkedIn

The American Trucking Associations has hired Michael Cammisa as the lobby’s new vice president of safety policy and connectivity.

Tags: ATA, People, Leadership

November 2, 2016 - Industry News

OOIDA Not Throwing In ELD Towel

Photo: Continental VDO

While several trucking lobbies are applauding the court ruling that upholds a Congressional mandate to require electronic logging devices, the association that had sued to overturn the pending ELD rule has not yet given up the fight.

Tags: ATA, OOIDA, TCA, ELD, The Trucking Alliance, ELD Rule

October 28, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Safety Council Honors Fleets, Safety Director, Drivers

The American Trucking Associations' Safety Management Council recognized fleets, drivers and safety directors for their contributions to fleet safety at the Safety, Security and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition in Oklahoma City.

Tags: ATA, Awards, Safety

October 28, 2016 - Industry News

Fleets Seek Immediate Hair-Testing Action by FMCSA

J.B. Hunt is one of several carriers petitioning the FMCSA to allow hair-testing results in lieu of urinalysis to comply with pre-employment drug testing regulations for truck drivers. Photo: Drivewyze

Rather than wait for a rulemaking, several major motor carriers have petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for exemptions that would allow them to use hair-testing in lieu of urinalysis to comply with pre-employment drug testing regulations for truck drivers.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Drug Testing, Truckload Carriers Association, The Trucking Alliance, Hair Testing

October 4, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Chief Spear Pushes Bold Agenda for Trucking

Chris Spear emphatically making a point in address to ATA members. Photo: Evan Lockridge

In a fast-paced and wide-ranging address, new American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear introduced himself to ATA members and asserted that under his stewardship, the industry’s biggest lobby will “get in the game” to advance an array of trucking’s interests in Washington D.C. and on the state level.

Tags: ATA, ATA MC&E

August 18, 2016 - Product News

ATA Safety Exec Joins Lytx Commercial Team

Rob Abbott Photo: Lytx

Rob Abbott, vice president for safety policy with American Trucking Associations is joining video telematics company Lytx to lead its commercial team.

Tags: Telematics, ATA, Lytx, In-Vehicle Video

June 29, 2016 - Industry News

ATA: Trucking Invests $9.5 Billion in Safety Annually

The trucking industry invests at least $9.5 billion in safety every year, according to a new report by the American Trucking Associations.

Tags: Driver Safety, ATA, Collision Avoidance Technology, ELDs, Safety

May 18, 2016 - Industry News

Groups Offer Free Truck Parking App

The recently formed Truck Parking Leadership Initiative is developing a free app called Park My Truck to locate truck parking information and find available spaces for drivers.

Tags: ATA, ATRI, NATSO, CVSA, Truck Parking, Mobile Apps

April 25, 2016 - Industry News

Truckload Carriers Association Drops Higher Truck Weights from Policy

Wabash National showed off a 33-foot-pup, one of the size/weight proposals debated in Washington last year, at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2014 annual meeting. Photo: Tom Berg

After five years of presenting an official united front on the issue of truck sizes and weights, American Trucking Associations and the Truckload Carriers Association are going their separate ways.

Tags: ATA, TCA, Truck Size/Weight

February 22, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Seeks 2017 America’s Road Team Members

American Trucking Associations has officially opened the nominating process for professional truck drivers to serve on the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team.

Tags: ATA, Volvo Trucks, America's Road Team, Community Outreach, Image

January 14, 2016 - Industry News

Crash Data Shows Reduction in Trucking-Related Fatalities

Recent analysis by ATA of crash and mileage data has shown a decline in the rate of truck-involved fatalities in both the short and long term.

Tags: ATA, Fatal Accidents, FHWA, NHTSA, Crash Analysis

November 6, 2015 - Industry News

48-Year Trucking Vet Wins Safety Director of the Year

Allan Hicks Photo via BR Williams

Allan Hicks of BR Williams Trucking in Oxford, Ala., was honored with the 2015 National Safety Director Award, which is presented annually by the American Trucking Associations.

Tags: ATA, Awards, Safety & Compliance, Safety

September 24, 2015 - Industry News

Proposed 'Mattress Tag Rule' Angers ATA's Engineering VP

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, FMSCA, Safety & Compliance, FMCSA, Safety, Regulations, Technology & Maintenance Council

August 26, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Puts Support Behind Driver Hair Testing Option

In a letter, the ATA urged congress to move forward with legislation that would allow fleets to use hair samples in a federally mandated drug screening program for drivers.

Tags: Legislation, ATA, Drug Testing, Hair Testing

August 7, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Driving Championships Set to Kick Off Soon

Competitors at last year's Truck Driving Championships.

The 2015 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships hosted by American Trucking Associations are set to kick off on Aug. 13 in St. Louis.

Tags: Driver Safety, ATA, National Truck Driving Championships, Competition

July 29, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Disappointed in Proposed CSA Changes

The American Trucking Associations, in its comments on the FMCSA's proposed changes to the CSA, says the agency didn't go far enough.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, CSA

April 29, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Outlines Truck Safety Recommendations to Congress

Tom Kretsinger testifies before Congress on behalf of ATA. Photo via Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

American Trucking Associations outlined three strategies to improve truck related traffic accidents in testimony before Congress.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Speed Limiter, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, ELDs

April 20, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Urges Fast Action on Speed-Limiter Rule

ATA is urging completion of truck speed-limiting rule and calling for a national 65-mph speed limit for all vehicles.

The American Trucking Associations is again urging the Department of Transportation to “move forward” with a rulemaking requiring installation of electronic speed-limiting devices on Class 7 and 8 trucks.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Speed Limiter, Speed Limits, NHTSA

April 13, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Provides Safety Tips for Distracted Driving Month

The American Trucking Associations is urging motorists to put cell phones away and focus on safe driving behind the wheel as part of National Distracted Driving Month.

Tags: Driver Safety, ATA, Distracted Driving, America's Road Team

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