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November 24, 2014

ATA Offers Safe Driving Tips for Thanksgiving

The American Trucking Associations gave out a series of tips on safe driving during the busy Thanksgiving Holiday, which will see an estimated 46.3 million drivers on the road.

November 17, 2014

Former ATA Executive Passes Away

ATA president Bill Graves sent out a statement announcing that Clint Wheeler, a former ATA member who worked in the executive office, passed away from liver cancer. Wheeler joined the ATA in 1989 before leaving to work at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1997.

November 11, 2014

The Driver Shortage: Make it Someone Else's Problem

Don't hold your breath waiting for someone or some group to come along with a way of solving trucking's labor crisis. It won't happen that way. The only real way to solve this problem is one fleet at a time.

November 10, 2014

ATA Leadership Thanks Veterans For Service

The American Trucking Associations leadership thanked military veterans for their service, encouraging the millions of men and women who served to consider joining the trucking industry.

November 5, 2014

Bobit Business Media Acquires ATA's Truck Fleet Management

Bobit Business Media has acquired the Truck Fleet Management media properties from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) in a deal that closed Nov. 5.

November 4, 2014

ATA Gives Out Awards for Safety Efforts

The American Trucking Association’s Safety Management Council honored fleets, safety professionals and a state association at the annual Safety and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition.

October 23, 2014

Forklift Inflator Speeds Up Trailer Load Times

The Forklift Inflator is an air pump made by Shippers Products that attaches to a forklift and provides a portable way to inflate dunnage airbags when loading a trailer with cargo.

October 21, 2014

Record Truck Tonnage Remains Steady in September, Up from Year Earlier

The amount of truck tonnage hauled in the U.S. during September was unchanged from the month before remaining at a record high level, according to new American Trucking Associations figures.

October 20, 2014

Finalists Selected for America’s Road Team

American Trucking Associations named 32 professional truck drivers as finalists for the 2015 America’s Road Team captains. America’s Road Team is a group of drivers with good safety records picked to represent the trucking industry.

October 8, 2014

New ATA Chairman From N.C. Trucking Company

SAN DIEGO -- The American Trucking Associations board of directors elected Duane Long as the federation’s 70th chairman. Long is the chairman of Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions based in Raleigh, N.C.

October 7, 2014

ATA Management Conference & Exhibition

SAN DIEGO -- The 2014 American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition wrapped up Tuesday in San Diego, following a number of special gatherings and meetings, along with exhibits. Photos by Evan Lockridge

October 6, 2014

Volvo Donates Truck to ATA’s Safety Outreach Program

SAN DIEGO -- Volvo is donating a VNL 780 truck to the ATA’s America’s Road Team and will continue as the sole sponsor of the trucking industry safety outreach program.

October 6, 2014

Survey Shows Hours of Service Top Trucking Concern

SAN DIEGO -- The American Transportation Research Institute on Monday unveiled its list of the top ten critical issues facing the North American trucking industry, during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego.

October 5, 2014

FMCSA Chief Safety Officer Lays Out 2015 Priorities at ATA

SAN DIEGO – Even though next year is still about three months away, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set some priorities for 2015, including electronic logs and "inspection modernization."

October 2, 2014

ATA's MC&E Conference Kicks Off

The American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exposition will include a visit from the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, presentations covering the state of the industry, and educational sessions to help trucking executives better manage their fleets.

September 30, 2014

Mack Donates Truck to ATA Safety Program

Mack Trucks is sponsoring the American Trucking Association’s Share the Road safety program for the 13th year, and donating a Mack Pinnacle Axle Back sleeper featuring a 505 horsepower MP8 505C engine and an automated manual transmission.

September 24, 2014

Mark McLean of FedEx Freight Wins TMC SuperTech Again

Mark McLean was declared the winner of the TMC SuperTech National Technicians Skills Competition for the second straight year, helpng FedEx technicians sweep the top three spots in the event.

September 24, 2014

ATA Speakers and Panels Announced for Management Conference

The ATA announced the panels and speakers for the 2014 Management Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, Calif. on Oct. 4-7.

September 19, 2014

National Truck Driving Championships

More than 400 of the nation's best truck drivers competed in the 77th annual National Truck Driving Championships in Pittsburgh in August 2014. Jeffrey Langenhahn, a Con-way Freight truck driver based in Plover, Wis., was named grand champion. Read more about the winners here.

September 16, 2014

Transport Interests Attack Conservatives’ Highway Bill

A bid by conservatives in the House and Senate to effectively eliminate the federal highway program is drawing fire from American Trucking Associations and other transportation interests.

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