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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?

November 9, 2016

ATA Congratulates President-Elect Trump

The American Trucking Associations has congratulated President-elect Donald Trump on his victory in the 2016 presidential election.

November 8, 2016

TMC Donates Updated Inspection Guides to Student Techs

ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council has donated copies of its newly updated PMI Guidelines Manual for Class 7 & 8 Diesel-Powered Tractors to student technicians.

November 2, 2016

OOIDA Not Throwing In ELD Towel

While several trucking lobbies are applauding the court ruling that upholds a Congressional mandate to require electronic logging devices, the association that had sued to overturn the pending ELD rule has not yet given up the fight.

October 28, 2016

ATA Safety Council Honors Fleets, Safety Director, Drivers

The American Trucking Associations' Safety Management Council recognized fleets, drivers and safety directors for their contributions to fleet safety at the Safety, Security and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition in Oklahoma City.

October 28, 2016

Fleets Seek Immediate Hair-Testing Action by FMCSA

Rather than wait for a rulemaking, several major motor carriers have petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for exemptions that would allow them to use hair-testing in lieu of urinalysis to comply with pre-employment drug testing regulations for truck drivers.

October 18, 2016

Volatile Truck Tonnage Index Falls 5.8%

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonal adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index shrank 5.8% in September, erasing the 5% increase of the month before.

October 7, 2016

Highlights From ATA Management Conference & Exhibition [Video]

American Trucking Associations' new president introduces himself to members, plus scores of product introductions and a lot more, those are just some of the highlights at this year’s annual ATA Management Conference & Exhibition.Business Editor Evan Lockridge reports. 

October 7, 2016

ATA Again Questions How Rhode Island Will Police Truck-Toll Dodgers

Continuing to battle Rhode Island’s truck-only tolling plan, the American Trucking Associations is again questioning how the Ocean State will restrict trucks from avoiding its planned new automated tolls.

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