February 1, 2016 - Industry News
The annualized turnover rate at large truckload carriers rose 13 points to 100% in the third quarter of 2015, the highest it has been in three years.
Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover
January 21, 2016 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations has weighed in on the battle over truck-only tolling in Rhode Island by cautioning the governor against banking on revenues from the proposed tolls that are “premised on truck restrictions that are currently disallowed by federal and/or state law.”
Tags: ATA, Tolls, Electronic Tolls, Bridges
January 19, 2016 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1% in December, ending 2015 on a strong note despite an overall slow year.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index
January 14, 2016 - Industry News
Recent analysis by ATA of crash and mileage data has shown a decline in the rate of truck-involved fatalities in both the short and long term.
Tags: ATA, Fatal Accidents, FHWA, NHTSA, Crash Analysis
January 12, 2016 - Industry News
The Technology and Maintenance Council will celebrate its 60th anniversary at its 2016 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville.
Tags: ATA, TMC, Events, Technicians, Annual Meeting
December 30, 2015 - Industry News
The Technology and Maintenance Council has announced that it will develop an RP1210 test/verification app that will allow vehicle diagnostic adapter vendors to qualify that their VDAs are compliant with the standard.
Tags: ATA, Vehicle Repairs, TMC, Technicians, Parts and Service, Annual Meeting
December 22, 2015 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.9% in November, erasing half of the 1.8% gain from October.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index
December 7, 2015 - Industry News
Several trucking associations, businesses and fleets have pledged support this holiday season for Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization that lays wreaths on the graves of veterans at locations around the nation.
Tags: ATA, Charity, Veterans, TCA, Wreaths Across America, Christmas
November 24, 2015 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.9% in October following a slight decrease in September.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index, Inventories
November 6, 2015 - Industry News
Allan Hicks of BR Williams Trucking in Oxford, Ala., was honored with the 2015 National Safety Director Award, which is presented annually by the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, fleet safety, Awards, Safety & Compliance
November 5, 2015 - Industry News
James Hylan Grise of Walmart Transportation in Hopkinsville, Ky., has been presented with the National Driver of the Year Award by the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, Truck Drivers, Awards
October 21, 2015 - Industry News
A new nationwide poll indicates Americans look favorably on how truckers drive and how trucking supports the economy.
Tags: ATA, Truck Drivers, ATA MC&E
The American Trucking Associations has confirmed a published report that Bill Graves has advised the truck lobby that he will leave his post as president of ATA when his contract expires at the end of next year.
Tags: ATA, ATA MC&E, Leadership, American Trucking Associations, Associations
October 20, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations board of directors elected Pat Thomas as the federation’s 71st chairman, the association announced. Thomas is the Sr. VP of state government affairs for UPS.
Tags: ATA, Leadership, People
After decreasing in August, the ATA's Truck Tonnage Index rose again in September, though the gain didn't quite make up for the losses.
October 19, 2015 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations recognized the winners of some of the industry’s top competitions and safety awards as part of its annual Management Conference and Exhibition.
Tags: ATA, National Truck Driving Championships, TMCSuperTech, ATA MC&E
October 18, 2015 - Industry News
PHILADELPHIA – “Most motor carriers have had a pretty good year – not great – but pretty good for 2015,” said Bill Graves, president of the American Trucking Associations, in his annual report on the state of the industry.
Tags: Economy, ATA, Congress, Politics, Bill Graves, ATA MC&E
October 13, 2015 - Industry News
Driver turnover at large truckload fleets rose to an annualized rate of 87% in the second quarter of 2015. Despite the increase it is below recent averages.
Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, Driver Turnover, Truckload, Large Fleets
October 6, 2015 - Industry News
An ATA report is projecting a shortage of 48,000 drivers by the end of 2015, marking the highest recorded level in trucking's history.
Tags: ATA, Aging Fleet, Driver Shortage, Hiring, Women Drivers
September 24, 2015 - Industry News
Ted Scott, vice president of engineering for the American Trucking Associations, had a succinct assessment of a recent federal regulatory proposal: “FMCSA has finally gone crazy.”
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Safety & Compliance, FMCSA, Vehicle Safety, Regulations, Technology & Maintenance Council
September 22, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell by 0.9% in August when compared to strong July numbers.
September 21, 2015 - Industry News
Online tech sessions and recruiting younger fleet managers are among suggestions gleaned from a recent survey of members and non-members of the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, TMC, Technology & Maintenance Council, Associations
September 14, 2015 - Industry News
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is the week of Sept. 13-19, honoring drivers for their hard work and commitment.
Tags: Drivers, ATA, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Events, Image
August 26, 2015 - Industry News
In a letter, the ATA urged congress to move forward with legislation that would allow fleets to use hair samples in a federally mandated drug screening program for drivers.
Tags: Legislation, ATA, Drug Testing, Hair Testing
August 18, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations' For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 2.8% in July, following a revised drop of 0.4% during June.
Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage Index
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