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March 19, 2018

Turnover Rate Declines but Driver Shortage Still a Concern

The driver turnover rate for truckload carriers fell in the final three months of 2017, but the rate remained 14 points higher than it was for the previous year.

March 15, 2018

ATA Expands Mid-Year Management Event

ATA has rebranded its annual May Leadership Meeting to offer a more inclusive experience on the trucking industry calendar, dubbed the Mid-Year Management Session.

March 7, 2018

ATA Urges Action from Congress on Infrastructure Plan

ATA president and CEO Chris Spear appeared before Congress, urging the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to act quickly and intelligently on the infrastructure funding plan.

March 6, 2018

Photos: 2018 TMC Annual Meeting

The Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations held its 2018 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. HDT's editors were there and have these photo highlights.

March 5, 2018

TMC Partners With FleetNet America on Maintenance Benchmarking Service

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council and FleetNet America are partnering on a new maintenance benchmarking program for fleets to compare operations to their peers.

March 5, 2018

ATA's Spear: Trucking Deserves a Stronger Role in Policy

At the TMC Annual meeting, ATA president Chris Spear said that the time was right for trucking to take its rightful seat at the negotiating table, tell its story and make certain it was not cut out of the picture in the legislative, policy and technology issues both today and in the future.

March 5, 2018

TMC Names USA Truck’s Harris General Chairman

The ATA Technology & Maintenance Council announced that Jeff Harris, vice president of maintenance at USA Truck has been elected 2018-2019 general chairman and treasurer during the organization’s Annual Meeting.

March 4, 2018

SAF-Holland Unveils Tire Pilot Plus Tire Pressure Management System

SAF-Holland says its new Tire Pilot Plus can top off or even release air to make sure proper tire pressures are maintained across a trailer. The active tire pressure management system been engineered to work seamlessly with the company¹s suspension and axle offerings.

February 27, 2018

Outlook for Trucking is Stellar, ATA Economist Says

The trucking industry is seeing the best economic climate since deregulation, according to Bob Costello, chief economist and senior vice president of the American Trucking Associations.

February 22, 2018

ATA Initiative Highlights the Costs of Crumbling Infrastructure

The American Trucking Associations has launched a new initiative that highlights the nation’s infrastructure needs by demonstrating the extreme costs of traffic congestion and road disrepair.

February 22, 2018

ATA Offering Members a Cybercrime Reporting Tool

The American Trucking Associations has launched the Fleet CyWatch service for reporting cybercrimes that affect fleet operations.

February 21, 2018

New Man to Man Campaign to Fight Human Trafficking Demand

The new Man to Man anti-human trafficking campaign, spearheaded by the American Trucking Associations and Truckers Against Trafficking, aims to address the demand for sexual services that drives human trafficking.

February 20, 2018

Strong Economy Boosts Truck Tonnage Index 2% in January

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2% in January, reflecting strong economic conditions in a traditionally soft month.

February 13, 2018

Trucking, Highway Groups Pan Trump Infrastructure Plan

Reaction by trucking and highway interest lobbies to the full reveal of President Trump’s gargantuan infrastructure plan essentially mirror views the groups expressed last month, when some of its contents were leaked and when the plan’s funding goal was ratcheted up in the State of the Union address.

January 23, 2018

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 3.7% Last Year

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased by 3.7% overall in 2017 compared to the year before, marking its largest annual gain since 2013.

January 5, 2018

ATA Applauds DOL Employment Insurance Proposal

A Department of Labor proposed rule that would “expand the opportunity” to offer employment-based health insurance to small businesses through Small Business Health Plans, also known as Association Health Plans, is being lauded by the American Trucking Associations.

December 27, 2017

FHWA Approves 2 Rhode Island Truck Tolling Stations

A truck-tolling project in Rhode Island, fought by the trucking industry, has received a federal go-ahead. It's expected construction of the first two electronic truck-only tolling locations on Interstate 95 will begin in January.

December 18, 2017

ELD Mandate Finally Arrives, to Growing Pains and Praise

The electronic logging device rule kicked in on Dec. 18 and enforcement has begun across the country.

December 8, 2017

Driver Turnover up at Large Truckload Fleets

The driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets rose five percentage points in the third quarter to an annualized rate of 95%, according to American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello.

December 7, 2017

ATA Challenges Rhode Island Truck Toll Environmental Report

The American Trucking Associations and its state affiliate, the Rhode Island Trucking Association, have called on the Federal Highway Administration to reject the Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s environmental impact assessment of the proposed RhodeWorks truck-only toll plan.


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