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December 7, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Finally Issues Final Rule on Driver-Training Standards

Photo: FMCSA

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.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Driver Training, Commercial Vehicle Training Association

December 5, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Taps Cammisa to Head Safety & Connectivity Efforts

Michael Cammisa Photo via LinkedIn

The American Trucking Associations has hired Michael Cammisa as the lobby’s new vice president of safety policy and connectivity.

Tags: ATA, People, Leadership

November 23, 2016 - Industry News

Court Enjoins Overtime Rule Change, ATA Applauds Action

Image: USCourts.gov

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.

Tags: ATA, Department of Labor, Driver Pay, Overtime

November 22, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Down Slightly in October

Source: ATA

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.

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

November 14, 2016 - Industry News

Former ATA Exec to Head New Transportation Consulting Business

David J. Osiecki Photo via Scopelitis

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.

Tags: ATA, Consultants, Scopelitis

November 9, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Congratulates President-Elect Trump

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

Tags: ATA, Infrastructure, Election Day, Donald Trump

November 8, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Donates Updated Inspection Guides to Student Techs

Photo: ATA

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.

Tags: ATA, Inspections, TMC, Technician Training, Technicians

November 2, 2016 - Industry News

OOIDA Not Throwing In ELD Towel

Photo: Continental VDO

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.

Tags: ATA, OOIDA, TCA, ELD, The Trucking Alliance, ELD Rule

October 28, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: ATA, Awards, Safety Management Council

October 28, 2016 - Industry News

Fleets Seek Immediate Hair-Testing Action by FMCSA

J.B. Hunt is one of several carriers petitioning the FMCSA to allow hair-testing results in lieu of urinalysis to comply with pre-employment drug testing regulations for truck drivers. Photo: Drivewyze

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.

Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Drug Testing, Truckload Carriers Association, The Trucking Alliance, Hair Testing

October 18, 2016 - Industry News

Volatile Truck Tonnage Index Falls 5.8%

Source: ATA

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.

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

October 7, 2016 - Industry News

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

Map shows most of the originally proposed truck-only toll locations in Rhode Island. Image: RI DOT

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.

Tags: ATA, Tolls, Rhode Island

October 6, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Honors SmartWay and TAEC Award Winners at MC&E

ATA members are honored for excellence in the EPA's Smartway program. Photo: Evan Lockridge

ATA recognized award recipients at the Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, honoring winners of the EPA SmartWay Excellence Award and the President's Trucking Association Executives Council Leadership Award.

Tags: ATA, SmartWay, Leadership, EPA, Iowa, Awards, ATA MC&E

October 5, 2016 - Industry News

Park My Truck App Helps Drivers Find Available Parking

Representatives from the FMCSA, ATA, ATRI and the truck stop group NATSO unveiled a new app designed to help truck drivers find available parking spaces. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Trucking and travel plaza leaders have launched the smart phone application to help solve the parking shortage for professional drivers..

Tags: ATA, NATSO, Truck Parking, Mobile App

October 5, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Elects Kevin Burch its 72nd Chairman

Kevin Burch, new ATA chairman, addresses attendees at an awards luncheon. Photo: Evan Lockridge

American Trucking Associations’ board of directors elected Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express from Dayton, Ohio as the federation’s 72nd chairman.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, People, American Trucking Associations

October 4, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Chief Spear Pushes Bold Agenda for Trucking

Chris Spear emphatically making a point in address to ATA members. Photo: Evan Lockridge

In a fast-paced and wide-ranging address, new American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear introduced himself to ATA members and asserted that under his stewardship, the industry’s biggest lobby will “get in the game” to advance an array of trucking’s interests in Washington D.C. and on the state level.

Tags: ATA, ATA MC&E

October 3, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Sales Headwinds Don't Daunt Daimler Trucks North America

DTNA CEO Martin Daum talks to trucking journalists. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

LAS VEGAS — Despite a challenging truck sales environment and not hitting a few goals laid out last year, Daimler Trucks North America is still confident it can remain the industry leader in this “new normal” environment, president and CEO Martin Daum told reporters at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition Monday.

Tags: Daimler Trucks North America, ATA MC&E, ATA, Truck Sales

October 3, 2016 - Industry News

Looming ELD Mandate Tops Trucking Industry Concerns Survey

Rebecca Brewster (left), president and chief operating officer of ATRI along with Derek Leathers, ATRI board member and Werner Enterprises president and CEO, give details of ATRI's latest survey of the biggest issues concerning the trucking industry. Photo: Evan Lockridge

LAS VEGAS -- The American Transportation Research Institute unveiled its top industry issues report showing that the looming implementation of the ELD Mandate is the top concern of carriers and drivers.

Tags: ATA, ATRI, Industry Concerns, ATA MC&E, ELD Mandate

October 3, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Names 15 Member Class for LEAD Program

American Trucking Associations named its fourth class to the LEAD ATA industry leadership program and also announced the graduation of its third class during the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, PeopleNet, People, ATA MC&E

September 12, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Industry Kicks off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Photo: Nussbaum

This week, American Trucking Associations kicked off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and many companies within the trucking industry and serving it are recognizing drivers for hard work and dedication.

Tags: Drivers, ATA, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

September 12, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Names Rusty Duckworth CFO

American Trucking Associations has promoted Rusty Duckworth to chief financial officer, adding to the new leadership team being assembled by new ATA President and CEO Chris Spear.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, People

September 1, 2016 - Industry News

Share the Road Rolls Out Comprehensive Truck Safety Video

The American Trucking Associations and its Share the Road highway-safety program has launched the "Share the Road Instructional Video" to demonstrate safe-driving techniques ahead of the busy Labor Day weekend.

Tags: Highway Safety, ATA, Share the Road

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Announces MC&E Featured Speakers

The show floor of the 2015 MC&E. Photo: Evan Lockridge

American Trucking Associations has announced the lineup of featured speakers for its annual Management Conference & Exhibition being held on Oct. 1-4 in Las Vegas.

Tags: Conference, ATA, ATA MC&E, Speakers

August 23, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Hits Lowest Level in 9 Months

Source: ATA

Truck tonnage in July hit its lowest level since October 2015, per the most recent American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index.

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

August 18, 2016 - Product News

ATA Safety Exec Joins Lytx Commercial Team

Rob Abbott Photo: Lytx

Rob Abbott, vice president for safety policy with American Trucking Associations is joining video telematics company Lytx to lead its commercial team.

Tags: telematics, ATA, Lytx, In-Vehicle Video

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