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November 23, 2016

Court Enjoins Overtime Rule Change, ATA Applauds Action

A federal judge has halted changes to federal overtime rules that would have taken effect on Dec. 1. Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction on Nov. 22 in a lawsuit brought by the National Retailer Federation along with Attorneys General of 21 states and over 50 business lobbies.

November 22, 2016

Truck Tonnage Down Slightly in October

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index contracted by 0.3% in October, following a 6.3% drop during September.

November 14, 2016

Former ATA Exec to Head New Transportation Consulting Business

Former American Trucking Associations executive vice president and chief of national advocacy David J. Osiecki has been appointed to head the new transportation consulting firm Scopelitis Transportation Consulting.

November 10, 2016

Analysis: Economic Growth Springs Back to Life

Economic growth has suddenly returned in the 3rd quarter but in his latest column Evan Lockridge asks, will it continue?

November 9, 2016

ATA Congratulates President-Elect Trump

The American Trucking Associations has congratulated President-elect Donald Trump on his victory in the 2016 presidential election.

November 8, 2016

TMC Donates Updated Inspection Guides to Student Techs

ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council has donated copies of its newly updated PMI Guidelines Manual for Class 7 & 8 Diesel-Powered Tractors to student technicians.

November 2, 2016

OOIDA Not Throwing In ELD Towel

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.

October 28, 2016

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.

October 28, 2016

Fleets Seek Immediate Hair-Testing Action by FMCSA

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.

October 18, 2016

Volatile Truck Tonnage Index Falls 5.8%

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonal adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index shrank 5.8% in September, erasing the 5% increase of the month before.

October 7, 2016

Highlights From ATA Management Conference & Exhibition [Video]

American Trucking Associations' new president introduces himself to members, plus scores of product introductions and a lot more, those are just some of the highlights at this year’s annual ATA Management Conference & Exhibition.Business Editor Evan Lockridge reports. 

October 7, 2016

ATA Again Questions How Rhode Island Will Police Truck-Toll Dodgers

Continuing to battle Rhode Island’s truck-only tolling plan, the American Trucking Associations is again questioning how the Ocean State will restrict trucks from avoiding its planned new automated tolls.

October 6, 2016

ATA Honors SmartWay and TAEC Award Winners at MC&E

ATA recognized award recipients at the Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, honoring winners of the EPA SmartWay Excellence Award and the President's Trucking Association Executives Council Leadership Award.

October 5, 2016

Park My Truck App Helps Drivers Find Available Parking

Trucking and travel plaza leaders have launched the smart phone application to help solve the parking shortage for professional drivers..

October 5, 2016

ATA Elects Kevin Burch its 72nd Chairman

American Trucking Associations’ board of directors elected Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express from Dayton, Ohio as the federation’s 72nd chairman.

October 4, 2016

ATA Management Conference & Exhibition in Photos

A new president for the American Trucking Assocations, new big-rigs and even old favorites like the Rolling Stones are just a few of the highlights in pictures from ATA's annual Management Conference & Exhibition that took place in Las Vegas Oct. 1 - Oct. 4

October 4, 2016

ATA Chief Spear Pushes Bold Agenda for Trucking

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.

October 3, 2016

Truck Sales Headwinds Don't Daunt Daimler Trucks North America

LAS VEGAS — Despite a challenging truck sales environment and not hitting a few goals laid out last year, Daimler Trucks North America is still confident it can remain the industry leader in this “new normal” environment, president and CEO Martin Daum told reporters at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition Monday.

October 3, 2016

Looming ELD Mandate Tops Trucking Industry Concerns Survey

LAS VEGAS -- The American Transportation Research Institute unveiled its top industry issues report showing that the looming implementation of the ELD Mandate is the top concern of carriers and drivers.

October 3, 2016

ATA Names 15 Member Class for LEAD Program

American Trucking Associations named its fourth class to the LEAD ATA industry leadership program and also announced the graduation of its third class during the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition.

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