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August 26, 2013

Walmart Transportation's Gary Harms is National Truck Driving Grand Champion

Gary Harms, a Walmart Transportation professional truck driver based in Olathe, Kan., was named the 2013 National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion.

August 23, 2013

Congressmen Press for Completion of 34-Hour Restart Study

A group of congressmen are pressing the Department of Transportation for a firm date to finish a field study on the newly revised 34-hour restart provision of the hours-of-service rule.

August 20, 2013

Economic Watch: Freight Tonnage Index Strong Despite Drop

The amount of freight moved last month fell for the first time since April, according to newly released figures.

August 19, 2013

Nation’s Top Truck Drivers to Compete in Salt Lake City

This week, hundreds of the nation’s top professional truck drivers will head to Salt Lake City for the 76th National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships to compete for the Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion.

August 12, 2013

Bill Would Expand States’ Ability to Regulate Ports

Two New York legislators are pushing a bill that would allow states to regulate port trucking in ways similar to the Port of Los Angeles program that was rejected by the Supreme Court.

August 5, 2013

ATRI Seeks Industry Input on Top Industry Issues

The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, launched the 2013 Top Industry Issues Survey.

August 1, 2013

FMCSA Proposes to Drop Driver Inspection Reports if No Defects

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is officially proposing to drop the requirement that truck drivers file inspection reports even when there are no defects in the truck.

July 23, 2013

Freight Index Increases for Second Straight Month

The amount of freight moved in June moved barely higher after surging in May, but it still managed to hit a record high, according to the American Trucking Associations. But that partly reflects a heavier freight mix.

July 11, 2013

Driver Turnover Rises in First Quarter

In the first quarter of 2013, the turnover rate at both large and small truckload carriers rose due to the improving economy and continued competition for well-trained professional drivers, reports the American Trucking Associations.

July 1, 2013

ATA to Host Executive Summit on Making Trucking Technology Pay Off

American Trucking Associations announced it will host the first ATA Executive Summit to explore strategies that maximize the payback for fleets that make investments in technological advances and data analysis.

June 30, 2013

Forecast Projects Trucking's Share of Tonnage Will Rise to 70.8% by 2024

ATA's U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2024 calculates overall freight revenue will grow by 63.6% to $1.3 trillion annually in 2024 and trucking will see its share of those revenue rise to 81% from 80.7% in 2012.

June 27, 2013

US-Canada Call For Review of Empty Trailer Repositioning Rules

A progress report on facilitating cross-border business travel released yesterday by Canadian immigration minister Jason Kenney, public safety minister Vic Toews and US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, signals a willingness to consider long overdue changes to the way the two countries deal with the repositioning moves of foreign empty trailers, according to the Canadian Trucking Alliance.

June 26, 2013

Freight Forecast: Strong Trucking Growth

American Trucking Associations released the latest edition of U.S. Freight Forecast to 2024, which projects an overall increase in freight volumes for all modes of more than 20% and an increase in the amount of that freight moved by trucks.

June 19, 2013

Court Rules NLRB Went Too Far with Poster Rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has affirmed a lower court decision that the National Labor Relations Board went too far when it required employers to post a notice of employee rights.

June 18, 2013

"Somewhat Contentious" Hearing on Hours of Service, EOBRs Also Discussed

The hearing by the House Highways Subcommittee offered the major contenders in the perpetual HOS wars a chance to air their complaints, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration the chance to defend itself.

June 18, 2013

ATA Critical of New Hours-of-Service During Congressional Hearing

In testimony today before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s panel on highways and transit, Steve Williams, chairman and CEO of Maverick USA, said changes to federal hours-of-service rules, set to take effect July 1, are costly and unsupported by data or research.

June 17, 2013

New Research Claims Flaws in HOS Restart Benefit

The American Transportation Research Institute on Monday released the findings of its assessment of the regulatory impact analysis used by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to justify changes to the 34-hour restart provision, scheduled to take effect July 1.

June 10, 2013

ATA Opens Registration for Annual Management Conference & Exhibition

American Trucking Associations announced it has opened registration for the the annual Management Conference & Exhibition, scheduled for Oct. 19-22 in Orlando, Fla.

June 6, 2013

New Study Puts Spotlight on FMCSA Insurance Requirement

A group of trucking companies released research indicating that the federal insurance requirement for the industry is too low, but others such as ATA and OOIDA disagree. The Trucking Alliance, a group of seven carriers that lobby for safety legislation on Capitol Hill, found that the dollar settlements in some cases were far above the $750,000 minimum federal insurance requirement.

May 29, 2013

Trucking Continues as Dominant Freight Transportation Mode

A new report issued by the American Trucking Associations shows trucking continues to be the dominant mode of freight transportation in the United States as even more goods were delivered by truck.

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