American Trucking Associations

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April 22, 2014

ATRI Report Finds Problems with FMCSA Hours-of-Service Study

The American Transportation Research Institute on Tuesday released the findings of its evaluation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s field study report on the new hours-of0service rules.

April 22, 2014

March Truck Tonnage Gains, First Quarter Down From Previous One

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.6% in March, after jumping 1.9% the previous month, according to just released figures.

March 18, 2014

ATA Truck Tonnage Index 'Moving in Right Direction Again'

The American Trucking Associations' For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index performed better in February after plunging 4.5% in January, but weather was still a factor in the numbers.

March 14, 2014

Truck Driver Turnover Drops but Still High

The turnover rate at large truckload carriers fell six percentage points to 91% in the fourth quarter of 2013, but held above 90% for the eighth consecutive quarter, according to new figures released by the American Trucking Associations.

January 30, 2014

Field Study Proving Benefit of Restart Rule Draws Criticism

A field test of the 34-hour restart provision of the new hours of service rule shows that the restrictions improve safety. The test found that the provision, which requires drivers to take two successive periods off between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. during their once-a-week restart, is more effective at combating fatigue than the earlier rule, said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

January 28, 2014

Dealer-Fleet Cooperation, Driver Shortage are Vital Issues, ATA Chairman Says

Truck dealers and fleet managers need to work together to smooth maintenance on complex trucks so the industry can continue to grow, Philip Byrd, 2014 chairman of the American Trucking Associations, told an audience at the American Truck Dealers’ annual convention in New Orleans on Sunday.

January 27, 2014

Administration Urges Quick Action on Highway Funding

The Obama administration continues to send urgent signals that the Highway Trust Fund is in trouble. In remarks Monday to the American Trucking Associations Executive Committee, Peter Rogoff, acting under secretary at the Transportation Department, said the fund probably will run into the red before the program ends Oct. 1.

January 24, 2014

American Trucking Associations Reorganizes

The American Trucking Associations announced on Friday it was reorganizing and streamlining a number of the association’s core functions.

January 22, 2014

Freight Indicators Hit or Near Record Highs

Two measures about the health of the U.S. trucking industry turned in either their best or near-record numbers for December.

August 12, 2013

Bill Would Expand States’ Ability to Regulate Ports

Two New York legislators are pushing a bill that would allow states to regulate port trucking in ways similar to the Port of Los Angeles program that was rejected by the Supreme Court.

June 13, 2013

Supreme Court Partially Upholds ATA in L.A. Port Case

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Port of Los Angeles may not impose the placarding and parking requires of its concession plan on trucking companies. This in effect upholds part of the position American Trucking Associations took in pushing for the high court’s review of the port’s concession agreement.

September 6, 2012

Small Brokers Take Issue with New $75,000 Bond Requirement

The ink on the new highway bill is hardly dry, yet one transportation group already is pushing for an amendment. The Association of Independent Property Brokers & Agents is lobbying to repeal the $75,000 bond requirement for brokers and freight forwarders that's in the law Congress passed in June

May 1, 2008

East Meets West

China's share of the world's manufacturing exports now stands at more than 8 percent, with its economy growing at roughly 10 percent per year, putting substantial pressure on its transportation infrastructure.

April 1, 2008

Coping With The Fuel Crisis

Conserving fuel: More critical than ever.

March 1, 2008

Roadway Reforms

Congress asked for the report in preparation for the 2009 reauthorization of the law that controls how we govern and pay for the system.

September 1, 2007

Return To Limbo

A federal court's rejection of key provisions of driver hours of service rule throws the trucking industry into a too familiar regulatory quagmire.

May 1, 2007

Congress Needs A Sensible Approach To Highway Funding

When it comes to doling out money, our legislators are out of control.

August 1, 2006

What Has ATA Done For Us Lately? Plenty.

ATA may not be perfect, but it's better than some people think.

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