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February 23, 2016

Truck Tonnage Drop Tied to Excess Inventories

The American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 1.4% in January following a flat December reading.

February 22, 2016

ATA Seeks 2017 America’s Road Team Members

American Trucking Associations has officially opened the nominating process for professional truck drivers to serve on the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team.

February 16, 2016

ATA Appoints New SVP of Legislative Affairs

American Trucking Associations has hired Mike Joyce, a veteran of Capitol Hill and the trucking industry, as the group’s senior vice president of legislative affairs.

February 1, 2016

Driver Turnover Spiked at Large TL Carriers Last Year

The annualized turnover rate at large truckload carriers rose 13 points to 100% in the third quarter of 2015, the highest it has been in three years.

January 21, 2016

ATA Warns Rhode Island on Policing Truck-Toll Dodging

The American Trucking Associations has weighed in on the battle over truck-only tolling in Rhode Island by cautioning the governor against banking on revenues from the proposed tolls that are “premised on truck restrictions that are currently disallowed by federal and/or state law.”

January 19, 2016

Truck Tonnage Index Ends 2015 on a Strong Note

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1% in December, ending 2015 on a strong note despite an overall slow year.

January 14, 2016

Crash Data Shows Reduction in Trucking-Related Fatalities

Recent analysis by ATA of crash and mileage data has shown a decline in the rate of truck-involved fatalities in both the short and long term.

January 12, 2016

Q&A: ATA Chairman Pat Thomas on What's Ahead in Lobbying

Pat Thomas, senior vice president of State Government Affairs for UPS, and current chairman of the American Trucking Associations, speaks to HDT on the lobbying year ahead.

January 12, 2016

TMC to Celebrate 60 Years at 2016 Annual Meeting

The Technology and Maintenance Council will celebrate its 60th anniversary at its 2016 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville.

December 30, 2015

TMC App to Help Diagnostic Adapter Vendors Comply with New Standard

The Technology and Maintenance Council has announced that it will develop an RP1210 test/verification app that will allow vehicle diagnostic adapter vendors to qualify that their VDAs are compliant with the standard.

December 22, 2015

Rising Supply Chain Inventories Slow Truck Tonnage Index

American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.9% in November, erasing half of the 1.8% gain from October.

December 17, 2015

TMC Report Examines Automated Driving and Platooning

American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council has published a report examining the development and introduction of automated driving and platooning technologies.

December 7, 2015

Trucking Industry Pledges Support for Wreaths Across America

Several trucking associations, businesses and fleets have pledged support this holiday season for Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization that lays wreaths on the graves of veterans at locations around the nation.

November 24, 2015

Mostly Flat Truck Tonnage Index Posts Small Increase

American Trucking Associations seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.9% in October following a slight decrease in September.

November 6, 2015

48-Year Trucking Vet Wins Safety Director of the Year

Allan Hicks of BR Williams Trucking in Oxford, Ala., was honored with the 2015 National Safety Director Award, which is presented annually by the American Trucking Associations.

November 5, 2015

Walmart Trucker Named National Driver of the Year

James Hylan Grise of Walmart Transportation in Hopkinsville, Ky., has been presented with the National Driver of the Year Award by the American Trucking Associations.

October 30, 2015

Reporter Delivers Good News to a Trailer Wrap Winner

One way to liven up a business meeting is an interesting raffle, and the American Trucking Associations obliged at its recent Management Conference & Expo in Philadelphia, giving away two sets of colorful vinyl trailer wraps with pro-industry messages.

October 21, 2015

Trucking Scores High with Americans, Poll Shows

A new nationwide poll indicates Americans look favorably on how truckers drive and how trucking supports the economy.

October 21, 2015

Graves to Step Down from ATA Post in 2016

The American Trucking Associations has confirmed a published report that Bill Graves has advised the truck lobby that he will leave his post as president of ATA when his contract expires at the end of next year.

October 20, 2015

ATA Names UPS Exec its 71st Chairman

The American Trucking Associations board of directors elected Pat Thomas as the federation’s 71st chairman, the association announced. Thomas is the Sr. VP of state government affairs for UPS.

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