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April 21, 2017

Commentary: 3 Lessons Learned at TMC

The spring meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council usually is a place where ideas flow freely and best practices are shared, and things were no different in Nashville this year.

April 18, 2017

March Truck Tonnage Slips; Moderate Growth Forecast

Rough weather in March was to blame for depressed truck tonnage numbers in the month, according to the American Trucking Associations. Despite the drop, March’s numbers were still slightly better in year-over-year comparisons.

April 5, 2017

Chiefs of FedEx Freight, Werner Urge Congress to Up Highway Funding

FedEx Freight President and CEO Mike Ducker and Werner Enterprises President and CEO Derek Leathers both testified before a Senate panel on April 4 that the U.S. must invest more in highway infrastructure.

March 29, 2017

Choppy Freight Reduces Driver Turnover Rate

The American Trucking Associations has reported that the churn rate at large and small fleets dropped by double digits in the fourth quarter of 2016, thanks only to the choppiness of the freight market.

March 27, 2017

ATA Announces Leadership Shakeup at TMC

Robert Braswell has been named acting executive director of ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council, replacing Carl Kirk who has left the organization.

March 23, 2017

ATA Leaders and Road Team Captains Deliver Policy Message to Trump

American Trucking Associations' members and a contingent of America’s Road Team Captains visited the White House for a conversation about issues affecting the trucking industry, including health care.

March 21, 2017

ATA Pulling for Hair-Testing Standards

The American Trucking Associations is continuing its push to allow hair-testing to be used in lieu of urinalysis to detect drug use by CDL driver applicants.

March 21, 2017

Truck Tonnage Drops Slightly After Strong January

The American Trucking Association’s advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined slightly in February following a solid increase the month before.

March 16, 2017

ATA Announces First Economic Summit

American Trucking Associations is launching an Economic Summit that will bring together chief economists from several trade associations for an outlook on each speaker's industry and how it could impact trucking.

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.

February 27, 2017

ATA’s Spear Sees Trucking as “Test Bed” for Autonomous Technology

According to president and CEO Chris Spear, the American Trucking Associations has “shaped the interstate highway system” in the 84 years since its inception, something that needs to continue during the Trump administration.

February 27, 2017

TMC Names 2017-2018 General Chairman and Treasurer

Glen McDonald of Memphis, Tenn.-based Ozark Motor Lines has been elected 2017-2018 general chairman and treasurer of the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council.

February 22, 2017

ATA Supports North American Commercial Vehicle Show

American Trucking Associations has agreed to be a supporter of the North American Commercial Vehicle Show, a new biennial truck show to be held in Atlanta later this year.

February 21, 2017

Freight Shows Signs of Life in ATA Truck Tonnage Index

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 2.9% in January, offsetting some of the decline noted in December.

January 31, 2017

ATA Seeks to Quantify Trucking's Charitable Efforts

The American Trucking Associations has commissioned the American Transportation Research Institute to examine and quantify the trucking industry’s various charitable efforts.

January 24, 2017

December Truck Tonnage Reflects Pattern of Volatility

The American Trucking Associations advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 6.2% in December, losing ground after a strong showing in November.

January 18, 2017

Capitol Hill Veteran Added to ATA Legislative Affairs Team

Transportation veteran John Drake is the American Trucking Associations' newest senior vice president of legislative affairs.

January 11, 2017

ATA’s Chris Spear Named to DOT Automation Committee

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear, who has emphasized the need for trucking to have a seat at the table when it comes to autonomous vehicle technology, has been named to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s automation advisory committee.

January 11, 2017

ATA Announces 2017-2018 America’s Road Team

After a final round of selections, American Trucking Associations has named 20 professional drivers to the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team, a group of elite truck drivers that will serve as trucking industry ambassadors.

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.

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