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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.

January 9, 2017

ATA Holds Final Round to Select America’s Road Team

The American Trucking Associations is currently in the final round of the America’s Road Team selection process, which includes evaluation of candidates by industry veterans.

December 29, 2016

Truckers Among Volunteers for Wreaths Across America

Dart Transit owner-operator Pat Wortham explains why he's involved in the yearly effort to honor deceased service members.

December 20, 2016

Truck Tonnage Index Shows Significant Increase

The American Truck Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index spiked 8.2% in November, recovering from a slight 0.3% dip in the month before.

December 15, 2016

America’s Road Team Captains Take on Weight Loss Challenge

Five of the American Trucking Associations' America’s Road Team Captains have been selected to participate in the Healthy Fleet 10 Pound Challenge to promote truck driver health and wellness.

December 13, 2016

DOT Proposes V2V Rule for Cars; Could One for Trucks Be Far Behind?

While the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission issued a proposed rule on Dec. 13 aimed at getting vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology on all new light-duty vehicles, NHTSA confirmed for HDT that there is “no [similar] rulemaking as of yet” in the works for commercial vehicles.

December 9, 2016

Turnover Hits 5-Year Low at Large Truckload Fleets

Turnover at truckload fleets with more than $30 million in annual revenue dropped two points to 81% in the third quarter of 2016, according to American Trucking Associations.

December 7, 2016

FMCSA Finally Issues Final Rule on Driver-Training Standards

A very long-awaited final rule on national minimum training standards for entry-level applicants seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license or certain endorsements was announced on Dec. 7 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

December 5, 2016

ATA Taps Cammisa to Head Safety & Connectivity Efforts

The American Trucking Associations has hired Michael Cammisa as the lobby’s new vice president of safety policy and connectivity.

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?

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