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February 21, 2018

Clean Energy, Harbor Trucking Association Partner for Cleaner-Burning Port Trucks

As part of this partnership, Clean Energy will provide specialized clean fuel programs to HTA members and aid help company fleets and individual owner-operators write grants for funding of clean vehicles.

January 8, 2018

OOIDA’s Jim Johnston Dies at 78

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has announced that Jim Johnston, its long serving leader, has passed away at the age of 78 after more than a year-long battle with lung cancer.

December 11, 2017

California Looks into Per-Mile Tax to Replace Fuel Levy

The state of California commissioned a report by CalTrans to look into the viability of a mileage-based tax on all vehicles to eventually replace the tax on fossil fuels.

December 7, 2017

Alabama Trucking Chair Weathers Tough Times, Poised for the Future

Facing down family tragedy and personal illness, the new chairman of Alabama’s state trucking association has weathered setbacks with grace and strength, retooling his long-running operation for maximum ­efficiency with an eye toward future growth.

November 3, 2017

USA Truck Joins American Trucking Associations

The American Trucking Associations announced that USA Truck Inc. has joined the industry group as its latest member.

November 2, 2017

FMCSA to Tap Louisiana's Gautreaux as Deputy Administrator

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to soon name Louisiana Motor Transport Association Executive Director Cathy Gautreaux as the agency’s next deputy administrator, according to an industry source.

September 12, 2017

NGVAmerica Names New President

Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) today announced that Daniel Gage has been named its new president.

August 25, 2017

Product Standards for Heavy-Duty Aftermarket in Development

This project was initiated to help independent HD distributors and their supplier community to communicate product and system attributes more effectively to provide a faster, more accurate experience for the end customer. Preliminary development is underway.

June 22, 2017

Commentary: Product Standards Coming to Heavy-Duty Market

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a consistent way for everyone across the supply chain to have the same information about heavy-duty truck parts?, asks Aftermarket Contributing Editor Denise Rondini in her Aftermarket Insight column.

May 17, 2017

NGVAmerica Changes Top Leadership

NGVAmerica has appointed a new chairman and interim executive director, as well as set up a search committee to find a new president, who resigned in April.

March 15, 2017

ATA Fills Six Leadership Positions

American Trucking Associations promoted four longtime staffers and hired a new vice president of creative services and creative director, and a new director of marketing as part of the federation’s continued retooling.

January 27, 2017

Auto Care Association Releases Heavy Duty Product Study

The three-phase HDDA study, conducted by Pricedex Software Inc., investigated current industry data exchange practices, reviewed reference data tables used in each sector, and determined industry practices for product attributes and product category hierarchies

January 10, 2017

Iowa Motor Truck Association Gives Over $10 Million to Charity

The Iowa Motor Truck Association says its board gave more than $10 million in charitable donations over the past year, showing some of the impact trucking has in the state.

December 7, 2016

FMCSA Finally Issues Final Rule on Driver-Training Standards

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.

November 29, 2016

Walmart Ordered to Pay $54 Million in Driver Pay Lawsuit

Walmart was ordered to pay $54 million by a California court in a driver wage lawsuit alleging that the company was not paying drivers for all required time and work.

September 7, 2016

NAFA Gives Affiliate Members Voting Powers

The NAFA Fleet Management Association has given affiliate members the ability to vote and serve on its national board, the association announced.

July 8, 2016

ATA Announces Major Executive Team Changes

Dave Osiecki, Karla Hulett and Jeff Mason are no longer with the American Trucking Associations, which is making changes in its executive team in conjunction with Chris Spear taking over as president and CEO.

July 1, 2016

ATA Announces Chris Spear to Succeed Graves as President

Chris Spear, former ATA senior vice president of legislative affairs, has been named the American Trucking Associations' next president and CEO, effective July 9. He succeeds Bill Graves, who is retiring after more than 13 years with ATA.

April 14, 2016

TMC Adds Small-Fleet Category

The Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations has just made it more affordable for smaller carriers to join the association and benefit from the group's information resources on spec'ing and maintenance issues.

February 26, 2016

Lighter Trailers Get Break From FAST Act

Only eight states allowed a truck to tow two trailers, but lengths varied and none of the eight were contiguous. Then congress added a provision in the FAST Act that legalized tandem towing in all states, and liberalized combination length.


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