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May 13, 2013

Veterans in the Driver's Seat

In the past two years, 34 states have adopted laws that allow motor vehicle departments to waive the CDL skills test for qualified military veterans, the Obama administration says in a new report. Nine more states plus the District of Columbia are considering legislation to do the same thing.

May 6, 2013

ATA Launches Lead ATA Program for Young Trucking Executives

The American Trucking Associations announced it has launched LEAD ATA, a new program created to engage young trucking executives and groom them to be the industry's next generation of leaders.

May 2, 2013

Oil & Gas Producers Join Truckers for Improved Road Safety

Oil and gas companies have joined forces with the trucking industry to promote improved road safety and traffic management in heavily traveled producing areas like the Eagle Ford in south central Texas, the Marcellus region in the Northeast and the Bakken in the upper Midwest.

May 2, 2013

ATA Debuts Revamped trucking.org Website

American Trucking Associations rolled out an entirely redesigned and updated trucking.org website as part of its ongoing effort to bolster its communications and image efforts. The overhaul is the result of more than a year of work with Manassas, Va.-based designers Saforian to reimagine and reorganize the wealth of information ATA has to share into a more readily accessed package.

April 25, 2013

Freight Needs Money and Federal Planning, House Panel Told

A couple of themes emerged from the first hearing of a new House panel on freight transportation. One: The United States needs to reinvest in freight infrastructure across all modes, and for highways that means raising money by raising fuel taxes.

April 24, 2013

CVSA Takes Issue with ATA Call for More Traffic Enforcement

A trucking leader’s call for police to put more emphasis on traffic enforcement rather than roadside inspections yielded a polite “thank you” from the enforcement community – and disagreement with some of his message.

April 24, 2013

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 0.9% in March

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index gained 0.9% in March after decreasing 0.7% in February. Tonnage has now increased in four of the last five months.

April 23, 2013

Taxpayer Group Pushing for Higher Truck Weights

The latest group to endorse higher truck weights has no direct connection with the trucking industry, but rather is a self-described as an “independent non-partisan advocate for overburdened tax payers.”

April 16, 2013

Justices Pose Close Questions in LA Port Case

The long and tumultuous matter of the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Truck Program came to a head in the Supreme Court Tuesday, with Justices conducting a spirited discussion with opposing attorneys.

April 16, 2013

Supreme Court to Hear LA Port Case Today

The Supreme Court today will hear arguments in American Trucking Associations’ case against aspects of the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Trucks Program. The oral argument will be the culminating moment in a case that has been working its way through the courts for more than four years.

April 15, 2013

ATA Names Mason New Senior VP, Image and Communications

American Trucking Associations named Jeffery Mason to the newly created position of senior vice president of image and communications.

April 10, 2013

ATA: Trucking is Prepared for Panama Canal Expansion, but Challenges Exist

Trucking is prepared for the projected increases in freight to come from the expansion of the Panama Canal, but the country still faces challenges related to congestion and the condition of our infrastructure, an American Trucking Associations representative said on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

April 10, 2013

ATA, Diesel Forum Slam Obama Budget Proposal

President Obama’s proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year that starts Oct. 1 drew harsh criticism from the American Trucking Associations and the Diesel Technology Forum. ATA took issue with the budget's infrastructure funding, while the Forum took aim at a cut in funding for emissions-reduction programs.

April 3, 2013

ATA Launches New eNewsletter Centered in Business Issues in Trucking

American Trucking Associations announced it is launching a new quarterly newsletter, ATA Business of Trucking, which will feature critical information from industry leaders on the most pressing issues in trucking.

April 3, 2013

The Hard Road to Highway Funding

In my January editorial, as part of three resolutions I'd like to see this year, I called on Congress to fix highway funding.

March 19, 2013

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Edged Higher In February

The American Trucking Associations' Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.6% in February, marking the fourth straigth month of increases -- which hasn't happened since late 2011.

March 18, 2013

Court Hears Oral Arguments in New HOS Rules Challenges

A court heard oral arguments Friday in a legal move attempting to stop the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s plan to implement revised hours-of-service regulations, but there is no indication if the three-judge panel in the District of Columbia will issue a decision before the new rules take effect.

March 15, 2013

Truckload Driver Turnover Slips in Fourth Quarter

The turnover rate for drivers in the truckload sector took a surprising dip in the fourth quarter, according to the American Trucking Associations' Trucking Activity Report, the likely result of a weakened economy and overall freight volumes.

March 1, 2013

Skirmish Continues Over HOS Start Date

Lawyers at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and American Trucking Associations are sniping at each other over the start date of the new hours-of-service rule.

March 1, 2013

ATA Criticizes FMCSA Rejection of HOS Delay Request

American Trucking Associations officials criticized the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for rejecting a request to delay implementation of its embattled hours-of-service rule.



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