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March 1, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Awards Five Members With Silver Spark Plug

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council honored five trucking industry professionals with the Silver Spark Plug Award, the group’s highest honor.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, TMC, Awards, People

February 23, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Drop Tied to Excess Inventories

The American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 1.4% in January following a flat December reading.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index

February 22, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Seeks 2017 America’s Road Team Members

American Trucking Associations has officially opened the nominating process for professional truck drivers to serve on the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team.

Tags: ATA, Volvo Trucks, America's Road Team, Community Outreach, Image

February 16, 2016 - Industry News

ATA Appoints New SVP of Legislative Affairs

American Trucking Associations has hired Mike Joyce, a veteran of Capitol Hill and the trucking industry, as the group’s senior vice president of legislative affairs.

Tags: Legislation, ATA, Leadership, Washington D.C., People

February 1, 2016 - Industry News

Driver Turnover Spiked at Large TL Carriers Last Year

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

ATA Warns Rhode Island on Policing Truck-Toll Dodging

Map shows 11 of 14 proposed locations for truck-only tolls in Rhode Island. Image: RI DOT

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

Truck Tonnage Index Ends 2015 on a Strong Note

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

Crash Data Shows Reduction in Trucking-Related Fatalities

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

TMC to Celebrate 60 Years at 2016 Annual Meeting

The Kenworth booth at the 2014 TMC Annual Meeting. Photo: HDT

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

TMC App to Help Diagnostic Adapter Vendors Comply with New Standard

The show floor of the 2014 TMC Annual Meeting.

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

Rising Supply Chain Inventories Slow Truck Tonnage Index

Source: ATA

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

Trucking Industry Pledges Support for Wreaths Across America

Photo via Wreaths Across America

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

Mostly Flat Truck Tonnage Index Posts Small Increase

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

48-Year Trucking Vet Wins Safety Director of the Year

Allan Hicks Photo via BR Williams

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

Walmart Trucker Named National Driver of the Year

James Hylan Grise Photo: Courtesy of ATA

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

Trucking Scores High with Americans, Poll Shows

New poll reveals that 81% of Americans believe truckers are safer drivers. Photo courtesy Haldex

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

October 21, 2015 - Industry News

Graves to Step Down from ATA Post in 2016

Gov. Bill Graves, president of ATA, at the trucking lobby's 2015 annual meeting and expo in Philadelphia. Photo: David Cullen

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

ATA Names UPS Exec its 71st Chairman

Pat Thomas Photo via ATA

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

October 20, 2015 - Industry News

‘See-Saw’ Truck Tonnage Index Shows Increase

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.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index

October 19, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Recognizes Trucking Champions at Annual Conference

Photo via ATA

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

Graves Cites Carriers’ Health, Decries Congressional ‘Disarray’

Bill Graves speaks at ATA MC&E in Philadelphia. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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 Hits 87% at Large Truckload Carriers

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

Driver Shortage Hits Highest Recorded Level in 2015

Photo: Pride Transport

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

Proposed 'Mattress Tag Rule' Angers ATA's Engineering VP

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

Truck Tonnage Index Dips Slightly in August

The American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell by 0.9% in August when compared to strong July numbers.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index

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