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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.

July 29, 2015

ATA Disappointed in Proposed CSA Changes

The American Trucking Associations, in its comments on the FMCSA's proposed changes to the CSA, says the agency didn't go far enough.

July 27, 2015

ATA Forecasts Growth in Freight Volumes

Freight volumes are projected to grow nearly 29% over the next 11 years, according to a report released by American Trucking Associations.

July 22, 2015

ATA Dismisses Reason Foundation Call for Tolls

A report from the Reason Foundation outlining the benefits of tolling for infrastructure has been denounced by the American Trucking Associations.

July 21, 2015

Truck Tonnage Falls Again In June

Flat production and dropping retail sales dragged down truck freight in June, with the American Trucking Associations' seasonally-adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index falling 0.5% to 131.1.

July 14, 2015

Driver Turnover Falls 12 Percentage Points in First Quarter

Turnover rates at large and small truckload fleets fell by 12 percentage points in the first quarter of 2015, though it is uncertain if this trend will continue in the months ahead.

July 7, 2015

ATA Sets Fall Meeting Date and TMCSuperTech

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council will hold its 2015 Fall Meeting TMCSuperTech technician skills competition on Sept. 21-25 at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla.

July 2, 2015

ATA Names Supply Chain Security and Operations VP

American Trucking Associations promoted Boyd Stephenson to vice president of supply chain security and operations.

June 23, 2015

May Truck Tonnage Increases But Remains Weak

Soft manufacturing numbers are still affecting truck freight, with the American Trucking Associations' Truck Tonnage Index rising only 1.1% in May following a 1.4% loss in April.

June 4, 2015

ATA Looking for Trucking Image Boosters

The ATA is seeking nominations for the ninth annual Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award, recognizing those who are creative in increasing positive awareness for the trucking industry.

May 28, 2015

Trucking Groups Slam Rhode Island Tolling Plan

A recent proposal in Rhode Island for a truck-only toll to pay for the state’s ailing road and bridge conditions has been met with blowback from several trucking industry groups.

May 19, 2015

April Truck Tonnage Decreases, Weakening GDP Outlook

American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 3% to 128.6 in April to the lowest level in a year.

May 12, 2015

ATA Wants Highway Bill Patched But Fast

The ATA is urging Congress to quickly adopt a short-term measure to keep the Highway Trust Fund afloat to help ensure that a comprehensive long-term highway bill gets passed in this calendar year.

May 11, 2015

Trucking Tops $700 Billion for First Time

Trucking brought in over $700 billion, the highest revenue ever for the industry, according to an American Trucking Associations report.

April 29, 2015

ATA Outlines Truck Safety Recommendations to Congress

American Trucking Associations outlined three strategies to improve truck related traffic accidents in testimony before Congress.

April 21, 2015

Truck Tonnage Positive Going into Spring Season

American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased by 1.1% in March marking the 5th monthly increase in the past 6 months.

April 20, 2015

ATA Urges Fast Action on Speed-Limiter Rule

The American Trucking Associations is again urging the Department of Transportation to “move forward” with a rulemaking requiring installation of electronic speed-limiting devices on Class 7 and 8 trucks.

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