American Trucking Associations

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February 24, 2015

Truck Tonnage Hits All-Time High In January

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.

January 30, 2015

American Trucking Associations Announces Promotions

The American Trucking Associations has promoted four to new positions, including a new senior vice president of legislative affairs and vice president of highway policy.

January 29, 2015

ATA Safety Agenda Aired at Senate Hearing

Next steps for truck safety should be completion of the speed limiter mandate, more focus on traffic enforcement and improvements in the CSA safety enforcement system, a top Werner Enterprises official told a transportation panel of the Senate Commerce Committee.

January 28, 2015

Turnover at Truckload Carriers High as Driver Market Remains Tight

Driver turnover rose slightly for large carriers in the third quarter, but LTL and smaller fleet numbers showed some surprises.

January 20, 2015

New America's Road Team Captains Honored at Volvo Trucks Event

Take 19 of the country's safest, most professional drivers and have them walk onto the truck factory floor and see their brand-new ride waiting, and they turn into a bunch of excited teenagers taking selfies.

January 20, 2015

Visiting Volvo's New River Valley Plant

The new members of American Trucking Associations' America's Road Team got to tour Volvo's New River Valley plant and take delivery of their new truck. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge was there and took these photos.

January 14, 2015

ATA Announces 2015-2016 America’s Road Team

More than 450 years of experience. More than 30 million accident-free miles. The latest American Trucking Associations' Road Team is ready to roll.

December 19, 2014

Truck Tonnage Index Hits Highest Recorded Level in November

The American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 3.5% to 136.8 in November -- the highest level on record.

December 19, 2014

Mary Phillips Takes House Transportation Job

Mary Phillips, the former chief of legislative affairs for American Trucking Associations, has been named to a top post on a key transportation subcommittee in the House.

December 14, 2014

ATA Prevails in Restart Fight

American Trucking Associations won its fight against the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule. On Saturday night the Senate passed and sent to President Obama a bill that replaces the controversial restart with an earlier, less restrictive, version while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration does more research on the issue.

December 10, 2014

34-Hour Restart Likely to Be Suspended, Studied

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.

October 21, 2014

Record Truck Tonnage Remains Steady in September, Up from Year Earlier

The amount of truck tonnage hauled in the U.S. during September was unchanged from the month before remaining at a record high level, according to new American Trucking Associations figures.

October 17, 2014

Advocates Poll Rekindles Restart Fight

The fight over the 34-hour restart broke out again Thursday. A safety advocacy group released research indicating that the public does not want truck drivers to work longer hours, and trucking groups jumped in.

October 8, 2014

New ATA Chairman From N.C. Trucking Company

SAN DIEGO -- The American Trucking Associations board of directors elected Duane Long as the federation’s 70th chairman. Long is the chairman of Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions based in Raleigh, N.C.

October 7, 2014

ATA Management Conference & Exhibition

SAN DIEGO -- The 2014 American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition wrapped up Tuesday in San Diego, following a number of special gatherings and meetings, along with exhibits. Photos by Evan Lockridge

October 6, 2014

Poll Gauges American Attitudes Toward Trucking Image, Infrastructure Funding

SAN DIEGO – It looks like the trucking industry's efforts to educate the general public about the safety and vital nature of trucking may be working, based on results of a new national poll released Monday at the American Trucking Associations' Management Conference and Exhibition.

October 5, 2014

ATA Honors Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award Winners

SAN DIEGO – American Trucking Associations Sunday honored two individuals, a state trucking association and an allied company with the eighth annual Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award.

September 23, 2014

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Hits Record High in August

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.6% in August to a record high, following a gain of 1.5% the previous month.

September 16, 2014

Transport Interests Attack Conservatives’ Highway Bill

A bid by conservatives in the House and Senate to effectively eliminate the federal highway program is drawing fire from American Trucking Associations and other transportation interests.

September 9, 2014

Top Technicians to Gather for Skills Competition

The 10th annual TMCSuperTech National Technician Skills Competition is set to take place later this month at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

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