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November 24, 2015

Mostly Flat Truck Tonnage Index Posts Small Increase

American Trucking Associations seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.9% in October following a slight decrease in September.

November 6, 2015

48-Year Trucking Vet Wins Safety Director of the Year

Allan Hicks of BR Williams Trucking in Oxford, Ala., was honored with the 2015 National Safety Director Award, which is presented annually by the American Trucking Associations.

November 5, 2015

Walmart Trucker Named National Driver of the Year

James Hylan Grise of Walmart Transportation in Hopkinsville, Ky., has been presented with the National Driver of the Year Award by the American Trucking Associations.

October 30, 2015

Reporter Delivers Good News to a Trailer Wrap Winner

One way to liven up a business meeting is an interesting raffle, and the American Trucking Associations obliged at its recent Management Conference & Expo in Philadelphia, giving away two sets of colorful vinyl trailer wraps with pro-industry messages.

October 21, 2015

Trucking Scores High with Americans, Poll Shows

A new nationwide poll indicates Americans look favorably on how truckers drive and how trucking supports the economy.

October 21, 2015

Graves to Step Down from ATA Post in 2016

The American Trucking Associations has confirmed a published report that Bill Graves has advised the truck lobby that he will leave his post as president of ATA when his contract expires at the end of next year.

October 20, 2015

ATA Names UPS Exec its 71st Chairman

The American Trucking Associations board of directors elected Pat Thomas as the federation’s 71st chairman, the association announced. Thomas is the Sr. VP of state government affairs for UPS.

October 20, 2015

‘See-Saw’ Truck Tonnage Index Shows Increase

After decreasing in August, the ATA's Truck Tonnage Index rose again in September, though the gain didn't quite make up for the losses.

October 19, 2015

ATA Recognizes Trucking Champions at Annual Conference

American Trucking Associations recognized the winners of some of the industry’s top competitions and safety awards as part of its annual Management Conference and Exhibition.

October 18, 2015

Graves Cites Carriers’ Health, Decries Congressional ‘Disarray’

PHILADELPHIA – “Most motor carriers have had a pretty good year – not great – but pretty good for 2015,” said Bill Graves, president of the American Trucking Associations, in his annual report on the state of the industry.

October 13, 2015

Driver Turnover Hits 87% at Large Truckload Carriers

Driver turnover at large truckload fleets rose to an annualized rate of 87% in the second quarter of 2015. Despite the increase it is below recent averages.

October 6, 2015

Driver Shortage Hits Highest Recorded Level in 2015

An ATA report is projecting a shortage of 48,000 drivers by the end of 2015, marking the highest recorded level in trucking's history.

September 24, 2015

Proposed 'Mattress Tag Rule' Angers ATA's Engineering VP

Ted Scott, vice president of engineering for the American Trucking Associations, had a succinct assessment of a recent federal regulatory proposal: “FMCSA has finally gone crazy.”

September 22, 2015

Truck Tonnage Index Dips Slightly in August

The American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell by 0.9% in August when compared to strong July numbers.

September 21, 2015

TMC Hears Ideas on How to Add Members, Activities

Online tech sessions and recruiting younger fleet managers are among suggestions gleaned from a recent survey of members and non-members of the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations.

September 14, 2015

ATA Kicks Off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is the week of Sept. 13-19, honoring drivers for their hard work and commitment.

August 26, 2015

ATA Puts Support Behind Driver Hair Testing Option

In a letter, the ATA urged congress to move forward with legislation that would allow fleets to use hair samples in a federally mandated drug screening program for drivers.

August 18, 2015

Tonnage Index Jumps in July, Second Highest on Record

The American Trucking Associations' For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 2.8% in July, following a revised drop of 0.4% during June.

August 17, 2015

Walmart Driver Wins Truck Driving Championship

Walmart driver Ronald Emenheiser was named the 2015 Bendix Grand Champion at the 78th annual National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships in St. Louis.

August 7, 2015

Truck Driving Championships Set to Kick Off Soon

The 2015 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships hosted by American Trucking Associations are set to kick off on Aug. 13 in St. Louis.



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