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Bipartisan Truck Parking Bill Introduced in House

Bipartisan Truck Parking Bill Introduced in House

The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, if passed into law, would dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to projects that increase truck parking spaces so truck drivers can safely comply with hours-of-service regulations.

March 10, 2020

ATA, OOIDA Make Their Cases for Trucking in Senate Hearing
Truck Tonnage Rose in 2019, but Scored About Half 2018 Gain
Don’t Shortchange Training When Converting to ELDs
ATA’s Spear Details How Fine Art of Policymaking Delivers for Trucking
ATA, CVSA Seek Longer Comment Period for HOS Reform Proposal

ATA, CVSA Seek Longer Comment Period for HOS Reform Proposal

ATA and CVSA want the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to extend the public comment period for the agency’s proposal to reform the Hours of Service rule for truck drivers. The 45-day comment period is set to end on Oct. 7.

August 28, 2019

Speed-Limiter Bill Garners Support of Trucking Groups

Speed-Limiter Bill Garners Support of Trucking Groups

Solid support is growing from trucking lobbies in favor of a new bipartisan Senate bill that would require all new Class 7 and Class 8 trucks to be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a maximum speed of 65 mph.

July 10, 2019

Volvo Trucks’ Voorhoeve: Trucking in Throes of ‘Exciting Times’
ATA Chief Spear Details Trucking Lobby’s Battle Plans

ATA Chief Spear Details Trucking Lobby’s Battle Plans

Trucking has “unfinished business in Washington” that must be achieved despite “our foes [who] continue to sow the seeds of distrust and mistruths, spreading their own narrative about our industry,” declared American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear in a rallying speech on Oct. 29 at ATA’s annual Management Conference and Exhibition in Austin, Texas.

October 29, 2018

New Law Calls for Hair-Testing Guidelines

New Law Calls for Hair-Testing Guidelines

President Trump signed into law on Oct. 24 legislation that contains provisions on hair testing for illegal drug use that have been long sought by trucking lobbies.

October 24, 2018

ATA’s Manning Highlights Trucking Lobby’s Top 7 Priorities
Aviation Bill Sailing on Without Trucking Rest-Break Rider
ATA Sues Rhode Island to Block Truck-Toll Plan

House Approves Rider to Thwart State Preemption of Trucker HOS Rules

An amendment written to resolve the issue of preemption by individual states of federal hours-of-service rules for truck drivers was passed on April 26 by a solidly bipartisan vote of 222-193 as part of the FAA Reauthorization Act currently being debated by the House of Representatives.

April 27, 2018

Trucking, Highway Groups Pan Trump Infrastructure Plan

Trucking, Highway Groups Pan Trump Infrastructure Plan

Reaction by trucking and highway interest lobbies to the full reveal of President Trump’s gargantuan infrastructure plan essentially mirror views the groups expressed last month, when some of its contents were leaked and when the plan’s funding goal was ratcheted up in the State of the Union address.

February 13, 2018