April 3, 2015 - Industry News
The trucking industry lost 6,800 jobs in March-- the first such drop since 2013, according to the latest employment numbers from the Department of Labor.
Tags: ATA, Department of Labor, Employment
April 1, 2015 - Industry News
Turnover at truckload fleets remained high in the fourth quarter of 2014, but the gap narrowed between small and large carriers.
Tags: ATA, Driver Turnover, Truckload
March 26, 2015 - Industry News
The ATA urged the FMCSA to make common sense changes to the CSA scoring following re-introduced legislation from Congress addressing the same issue.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Safety, Legislation, ATA, CSA
March 24, 2015 - Industry News
The For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 3.1% in February to 131.6, the lowest level since September of last year. Winter weather, slow retail sales, and other industries were to blame for the slow month.
Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage Index, Economic Conditions
March 23, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations has joined a lawsuit against the state of Oregon to block the state’s low carbon fuel standards.
Tags: Regulations, ATA, Oregon, Lawsuit, Clean Fuels
March 12, 2015 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations is seeking nominations for the third class of its LEAD ATA leadership development program designed to nurture the next generation of trucking industry leaders.
Tags: Legislation, ATA, Leadership
February 24, 2015 - Industry News
The For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index hit an all-time high of 135.7 in January according to the seasonally adjusted report from American Trucking Associations.
Tags: Economy, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Truck Tonnage Index
February 19, 2015 - Industry News
The Technology and Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations elected Kevin Tomlinson as its 2015-2016 general chairman and treasurer.
Tags: ATA, Leadership, TMC, People
February 13, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance Council is holding its Annual Meeting from Feb. 16-19 at the Music City Center in Nashville. This year’s event will be themed “Fueling the Future.”
Tags: ATA, Events, TMC, Alternative Fuels
January 21, 2015 - Industry News
President Obama used his State of the Union address to repeat his call to reform corporate taxes and spend some of the proceeds on a long-term highway bill.
Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, President Obama, ATA
January 20, 2015 - Industry News
A new report shows the amount of freight moved in the final month of last year was unchanged from the month before but posted a healthy gain for all of last year.
Tags: Economy, ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage
January 12, 2015 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations announced the 31 finalists in the running to be named Captains of the 2015-2016 America’s Road Team. Judges will decide the winners on January 13th.
Tags: Driver Safety, ATA, Awards, America's Road Team
January 8, 2015 - Product News
American Trucking Associations has released its 2014 Driver Compensation Study. Due to competition for drivers, it found, as much as 50% of truckload carriers are now offering sign-on bonuses as a way to attract new drivers.
Tags: ATA, Survey, Driver Shortage, Driver Pay
December 15, 2014 - Industry News
Median pay for truck drivers is on par with the national median for U.S. households, while the trucking industry offers drivers “competitive" benefits, according to a new study from the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, Research, Driver Pay
December 14, 2014 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations won its fight against the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule. On Saturday night the Senate passed and sent to President Obama a bill that replaces the controversial restart with an earlier, less restrictive, version while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration does more research on the issue.
Tags: ATA, Congress, HOS, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service, American Trucking Associations
December 10, 2014 - Industry News
As Congress moves toward suspension of the 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule, some trucking groups applaud the move while police worry about how they will enforce the change.
Tags: ATA, Congress, HOS, OOIDA, CVSA, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, 34 hour restart
Trucking interests are close to victory in their fight to suspend the current 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule. The appropriations bill negotiated by the Senate and House will cut off funding for enforcement of the restart while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration studies its impact.
Tags: ATA, Congress, 34-Hour Restart, Hours of Service, American Trucking Associations, Legislation
December 8, 2014 - Industry News
Carriers and drivers are gearing up to deliver wreaths wreaths to be placed on the graves of veterans across the country this Saturday, Dec. 13, as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Program.
Tags: ATA, Mack Trucks, Veterans, Share the Road, Wreaths Across America
With Congress up against a December 11 deadline to pass an appropriations bill, trucking interests and safety groups are battling over an amendment that would suspend the current 34-hour restart provision of the hours of service rule.
Tags: ATA, Congress, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, 34-Hour Restart
December 2, 2014 - Industry News
President Obama’s move to let some undocumented immigrants stay in the country clears the way for them to become professional truck drivers, but that path is neither simple nor quick.
Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, TCA, Immigration, Drivers, President Obama
The American Trucking Associations announced on Tuesday it is committing on behalf of the trucking industry and its members to hire 100,000 veterans as part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign.
Tags: Drivers, ATA, Driver Shortage, Veterans, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Among other activities, the committee is responsible for annually identifying the top research priorities for the trucking industry.
Tags: ATA, Research, ATRI, People
November 24, 2014 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations gave out a series of tips on safe driving during the busy Thanksgiving Holiday, which will see an estimated 46.3 million drivers on the road.
Tags: ATA, Driver Safety Tips, Driving Safety, Share the Road, Thanksgiving weekend
November 17, 2014 - Industry News
ATA president Bill Graves sent out a statement announcing that Clint Wheeler, a former ATA member who worked in the executive office, passed away from liver cancer. Wheeler joined the ATA in 1989 before leaving to work at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1997.
Tags: ATA, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, People
November 10, 2014 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations leadership thanked military veterans for their service, encouraging the millions of men and women who served to consider joining the trucking industry.
Tags: ATA, CDL, Veterans, Veterans Day
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