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February 21, 2018

New Man to Man Campaign to Fight Human Trafficking Demand

The new Man to Man anti-human trafficking campaign, spearheaded by the American Trucking Associations and Truckers Against Trafficking, aims to address the demand for sexual services that drives human trafficking.

February 20, 2018

Strong Economy Boosts Truck Tonnage Index 2% in January

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2% in January, reflecting strong economic conditions in a traditionally soft month.

February 13, 2018

Trucking, Highway Groups Pan Trump Infrastructure Plan

Reaction by trucking and highway interest lobbies to the full reveal of President Trump’s gargantuan infrastructure plan essentially mirror views the groups expressed last month, when some of its contents were leaked and when the plan’s funding goal was ratcheted up in the State of the Union address.

January 23, 2018

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 3.7% Last Year

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased by 3.7% overall in 2017 compared to the year before, marking its largest annual gain since 2013.

January 5, 2018

ATA Applauds DOL Employment Insurance Proposal

A Department of Labor proposed rule that would “expand the opportunity” to offer employment-based health insurance to small businesses through Small Business Health Plans, also known as Association Health Plans, is being lauded by the American Trucking Associations.

December 27, 2017

FHWA Approves 2 Rhode Island Truck Tolling Stations

A truck-tolling project in Rhode Island, fought by the trucking industry, has received a federal go-ahead. It's expected construction of the first two electronic truck-only tolling locations on Interstate 95 will begin in January.

December 18, 2017

ELD Mandate Finally Arrives, to Growing Pains and Praise

The electronic logging device rule kicked in on Dec. 18 and enforcement has begun across the country.

December 8, 2017

Driver Turnover up at Large Truckload Fleets

The driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets rose five percentage points in the third quarter to an annualized rate of 95%, according to American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello.

December 7, 2017

ATA Challenges Rhode Island Truck Toll Environmental Report

The American Trucking Associations and its state affiliate, the Rhode Island Trucking Association, have called on the Federal Highway Administration to reject the Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s environmental impact assessment of the proposed RhodeWorks truck-only toll plan.

November 21, 2017

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Surges 9.9% Year over Year

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 3.3% in October, following a 1.9% decline during September.

November 16, 2017

ATA Recognizes Top Safety Director and Driver of the Year

American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council has named Curtis Carr, of Estes Express Lines, as the winner of the 2017 National Safety Director Award. ATA also recognized Gary Plant of Walmart Transportation as the National Driver of the Year.

November 8, 2017

Only Fuel Tax Hike Can Deliver on Infrastructure Promise, ATRI Says

It will take nothing less than an increase in the federal tax on motor fuels if President Trump’s vision for a trillion-dollar investment in the nation’s infrastructure is ever to be realized. That’s the stark conclusion of a new report just issued by the American Transportation Research Institute.

November 7, 2017

On the Spot: American Trucking Associations MC&E Video Highlights

Drivers, technology, regulations and more were on the agenda at ATA's 2017 Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge has these video highlights.

November 3, 2017

USA Truck Joins American Trucking Associations

The American Trucking Associations announced that USA Truck Inc. has joined the industry group as its latest member.

October 30, 2017

ATRI Research Advisory Chair Tapped to Lead OSHA

Scott Mugno, ATRI's research advisory committee chairman, has been nominated to lead OSHA as an Assistant Secretary of Labor.

October 25, 2017

ATA Issues First-Ever Autonomous Truck Policy Guidelines

ORLANDO – The American Trucking Associations issued its first-ever policy guidelines concerning the deployment of autonomous trucks in interstate commerce operations.

October 24, 2017

At ATA, Thoughts on Policy-Making and Politicking

You could certainly be forgiven if you were attending the American Trucking Associations’ annual confab here in Orlando this week and thought you’d made a wrong turn and stumbled into one of those partisan party retreats that Capitol Hill denizens hold somewhere outside the Beltway every now and then. Blog Commentary by David Cullen, Executive Editor

October 24, 2017

ATA's Workforce Development Subcommittee to Tackle Worker Shortages

American Trucking Associations announced the creation of its Workforce Development Subcommittee to address the issue of recruiting, training, and retaining personnel to work in the trucking industry.

October 24, 2017

J.B. Hunt Joins American Trucking Associations

J.B. Hunt Transport Services has joined American Trucking Associations as the federation's newest member.

October 24, 2017

2017 Trucking Image Award Winners Honored at ATA Conference

Winners of the 2017 Mike Russell Trucking Image Award, honoring individuals and organizations that have worked on behalf of the industry, were announced by American Trucking Associations at the Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando.

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