The American Trucking Assns. has promoted Robert Costello to Chief Economist.

As Chief Economist, Costello has overall responsibility for providing economic research, statistical data and market analysis to ATA legislative and policy experts, the association's research foundation and to member companies. He also serves as a spokesman on economic and statistical analysis issues affecting trucking.
Costello manages all of ATA's collection, analysis and dissemination of trucking economic information, including trucking economic indicators, motor carrier financial and operating data, an annual 10-year freight forecast, driver wage studies, weekly diesel fuel price and economic reports, and a yearly trucking almanac.