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August 17, 2017 - Industry News

ATA's Spear Cites Washington Policy Gains

ATA's Chris Spear

Chris Spear, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, says Washington is hearing the voice of the trucking industry. In a keynote address that offered praise for the Trump administration, Spear told the 2017 In.Sight user conference about several policy wins that have been secured.

Tags: Regulations, ATA, Sleep Apnea, PeopleNet, Speed Limiter, TMW Systems, ELDs, ELD Mandate

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Revenue Hit $676.2 Billion Last Year

American Trucking Associations has released the ATA American Trucking Trends 2017 annual compendium of data on the trucking industry, revealing trucking’s place as the leading mode of freight transportation.

Tags: ATA, Revenues, Industry Trends

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

ATA to California: Don't Mess With Trucking

ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. Photo: Jim Beach

State governments, especially California, need to understand they can’t “mess with trucking,” said Chris Spear, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, at the TMW Systems and Peoplenet in.site User Conference + Expo in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tags: Regulations, ATA, California, Driver Shortage, Autonomous Vehicles

August 7, 2017 - Industry News

Truckers Gear up for National Truck Driving Championships

The 2016 National Truck Driving Championships winner, Charles White Photo: ATA

The trucking industry’s top truck drivers are set to compete in Orlando for the 80th annual National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships.

Tags: ATA, Truck Drivers, National Truck Driving Championships, Competition

August 7, 2017 - Industry News

Food Transporter Group Launches Food Safety Compliance Tool

Photo via ATA

American Trucking Associations’ Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference has launched an online self-assessment tool to help fleets stay compliant with new Food Safety Modernization Act rules for food handling and safety.

Tags: ATA, Online Tool, Food and Beverage Fleets, FSMA

August 2, 2017 - Industry News

Capitol Hill Aide to Lead Intermodal Motor Carrier Conference

American Trucking Associations has named Tyler Rushforth as executive director of the Intermodal Motor Carrier Conference.

Tags: ATA, Intermodal, People, Lobbying

July 24, 2017 - Industry News

'LEAD ATA' Class Attending Key Congressional Meetings

The American Trucking Associations welcomed the 2016-17 class of LEAD ATA to the nation’s capital for a round of key congressional meetings.

Tags: Legislation, ATA, Leadership, U.S. Congress

July 19, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Forecasts Steady Rise in Truck Tonnage Over Next Decade

Image via ATA

The ATA Freight Transportation Forecast is projecting steadily increasing freight tonnage overall and for the trucking industry for the next ten years.

Tags: Economy, ATA, Freight, Tonnage, Economic Forecast

July 18, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Falls 4.3%

Source: ATA

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 4.3% in June. That's in contrast to a 6.9% gain the month prior.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index

July 5, 2017 - Industry News

Turnover Increases; Still Historically Low

The turnover rate at U.S. truckload fleets increased during the first three months of 2017 while remaining at historically low levels, according to the American Trucking Associations.

Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover, Truckload, Less Than Truckload

June 26, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Joins ‘Our Roads, Our Safety’ Outreach Program

American Trucking Associations has joined the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, AAA, and the American Bus Association, to unveil the Our Roads, Our Safety Partnership, aimed at reducing highway fatalities.

Tags: FMCSA, Highway Safety, ATA, Share the Road

June 2, 2017 - Industry News

FMCSA Yanks Minimum Insurance Rulemaking

Photo: FMCSA

More than three years after launching a rulemaking to increase minimum insurance requirements for trucking, the FMCSA is dropping the effort because it says it has not collected enough information to warrant going forward-- at least for now.

Tags: FMCSA, Insurance, The Trucking Alliance, Truckload Carriers Association, OOIDA, ATA

May 25, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Reminds Drivers to Stay Safe for Memorial Day

Screenshot via Share the Road video

American Trucking Associations and its Share the Road highway safety program are urging Memorial Day travelers to focus on safe driving habits throughout the holiday weekend.

Tags: Driver Safety, ATA, Share the Road

May 23, 2017 - Industry News

ATA April Truck Tonnage Drops for Third Month

Source: ATA

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire-Truck Tonnage Index slid 2.5% in April, marking the third straight month of declines.

Tags: Economy, ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

American Trucking Associations Seeks LEAD Applicants

ATA is searching for a class of diverse industry leaders looking to grow their careers and meet other trucking professionals with ambition.

Tags: ATA, Leadership

April 18, 2017 - Industry News

March Truck Tonnage Slips; Moderate Growth Forecast

Rough weather in March was to blame for depressed truck tonnage numbers in the month, according to the American Trucking Associations. Despite the drop, March’s numbers were still slightly better in year-over-year comparisons.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index

April 5, 2017 - Industry News

Chiefs of FedEx Freight, Werner Urge Congress to Up Highway Funding

Congestion on a California freeway. Photo: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

FedEx Freight President and CEO Mike Ducker and Werner Enterprises President and CEO Derek Leathers both testified before a Senate panel on April 4 that the U.S. must invest more in highway infrastructure.

Tags: ATA, Highway Funding, Werner Enterprises, U.S. Senate, FedEx

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Choppy Freight Reduces Driver Turnover Rate

Photo: Nussbaum

The American Trucking Associations has reported that the churn rate at large and small fleets dropped by double digits in the fourth quarter of 2016, thanks only to the choppiness of the freight market.

Tags: ATA, LTL, Driver Turnover, Freight, Truckload

March 27, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Announces Leadership Shakeup at TMC

Robert Braswell has been named acting executive director of ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council, replacing Carl Kirk who has left the organization.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, TMC, People

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Leaders and Road Team Captains Deliver Policy Message to Trump

Photo: ATA

American Trucking Associations' members and a contingent of America’s Road Team Captains visited the White House for a conversation about issues affecting the trucking industry, including health care.

Tags: ATA, Infrastructure, America's Road Team, Health Care, Donald Trump

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Pulling for Hair-Testing Standards

Image: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The American Trucking Associations is continuing its push to allow hair-testing to be used in lieu of urinalysis to detect drug use by CDL driver applicants.

Tags: ATA, Drug Testing, Hair Testing, Department of Health and Human Services, Regulations

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Drops Slightly After Strong January

Source: ATA

The American Trucking Association’s advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined slightly in February following a solid increase the month before.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index

March 16, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Announces First Economic Summit

American Trucking Associations is launching an Economic Summit that will bring together chief economists from several trade associations for an outlook on each speaker's industry and how it could impact trucking.

Tags: Economy, ATA, Events

March 15, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Fills Six Leadership Positions

Photo: ATA

American Trucking Associations promoted four longtime staffers and hired a new vice president of creative services and creative director, and a new director of marketing as part of the federation’s continued retooling.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, People, Associations

February 27, 2017 - Industry News

ATA’s Spear Sees Trucking as “Test Bed” for Autonomous Technology

Spear speaking at Omnitracs Outlook conference. Photo: Stephane Babcock

According to president and CEO Chris Spear, the American Trucking Associations has “shaped the interstate highway system” in the 84 years since its inception, something that needs to continue during the Trump administration.

Tags: ATA, Omnitracs, Autonomous Vehicles

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