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January 6, 2013

ATA Adopts New Position on Sleep Disorder Screening and Testing

LAS VEGAS - Seeing disturbing indications that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration may plan to address the issue of sleep apnea among truck drivers with a "guidance" rather than a rulemaking, the American Trucking Associations has a new policy positio

December 18, 2012

Truck Tonnage Index Rebounds in November

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 3.7% in November. The first gain since July, it erased October's 3.7% drop

December 14, 2012

Court Schedules Oral Arguments in Hours of Service Case

Oral arguments in the lawsuit challenging the hours of service rule will be held March 15 at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. It typically takes the court two to three months to rule following arguments, which means it should hand down its decision before the new HOS rule is scheduled to take effect in July

November 29, 2012

ATA Summit: Plenty of Natural Gas to go Around, but Few Users So Far

There are only about 167,000 natural gas-fueled vehicles in the United States, according the head of a group that promotes natural gas as a vehicle fuel, but its abundance and cheap price is spurring so much interest that an almost overflow crowd turned up at the American Trucking Associations Natural Gas Summit, which began yesterday in Alexandria, Va

November 20, 2012

Sandy Affects October Truck Tonnage Figures

Superstorm Sandy helped drive tonnage figures down in October, resulting in the lowest level for the American Trucking Associations' seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index since May 2011

November 5, 2012

ATA Releases Driver Shortage Analysis Paper

American Trucking Associations released an analysis of the shortage of truck drivers, concluding that the current shortage is acute and limited primarily to the truckload sector of the industry; but that long-term trends could cause the shortage to explode in the next decade

October 23, 2012

ATA Adopts New Position on Sleep Disorder Screening and Testing

LAS VEGAS - Seeing disturbing indications that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration may plan to address the issue of sleep apnea among truck drivers with a "guidance" rather than a rulemaking, the American Trucking Associations has a new policy positio

December 1, 2008

Upcoming Diesels in Focus

SCR or EGR? Education and confrontation point the ways forward to meet the EPA 2010 emissions mandate.

December 1, 2008

ATA's Safety Bid

There's a new player on the highway safety scene in Washington. It's an outfit called American Trucking Associations.

June 1, 2008

Fuel Crisis Survival

Diesel price hikes take trucking into uncharted territory. Industry pushes for help on Capitol Hill.

May 1, 2008

Searching For Middle Ground In Highway Debate

Searching for a middle ground in the highway debate

April 1, 2008

Coping With The Fuel Crisis

Conserving fuel: More critical than ever.

September 1, 2007

ATA Pushes National Clearinghouse For Drug And Alcohol Test Results

The ATA is pushing Congress and the Department of Transportation to set up a national system to identify truck drivers who have tested positive for drugs and alcohol.

June 1, 2007

Betting on Biodiesel

Fuel made from vegetable and animal feedstocks and then blended with diesel will some day be commonplace in trucking.

April 1, 2007

Government SNAFUs Over APUs

The regs mean any APU or heating device will have to have its own diesel particulate trap technology.

April 1, 2007

Get Trucking!

ATA launches a media campaign to reach drivers outside the traditional pool.

March 1, 2007

Taking a Walkabout at TMC

Wandering around the exhibits and demonstrations at TMC is like participating in time travel.

August 1, 2006

What Has ATA Done For Us Lately? Plenty.

ATA may not be perfect, but it's better than some people think.

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