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Spear: ‘It’s Time to Get Loud’

Spear: ‘It’s Time to Get Loud’

The American Trucking Associations has accomplished a lot in making its members' voices heard, but more is needed, said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear at the association’s Management Council and Exhibition in Nashville Oct. 25.

October 25, 2021

New ATA Policy Addresses Marijuana Challenges in Trucking

New ATA Policy Addresses Marijuana Challenges in Trucking

More than 93 million Americans now live where marijuana is legal for recreational use – what's a safety-sensitive industry like trucking to do? The American Trucking Associations has endorsed a new set of policies to address the issues.

October 8, 2019

Driver Issues Dominate Top Industry Concerns List

Driver Issues Dominate Top Industry Concerns List

For the first time, driver compensation and detention/delay at customer facilities appeared on the American Transportation Research Institute’s annual Top 10 list of the Top Industry issues.

October 6, 2019

ID Systems' New Trailer Tracking Telemetrics Offers Inside View
Daimler Deals with Booming Market, Preps Electric Trucks

Daimler Deals with Booming Market, Preps Electric Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America chief Roger Nielsen spoke about managing a runaway truck market, electric trucks, automation and more to trucking reporters at the American Trucking Associations' conference in Austin, Texas.

October 29, 2018

Panel Explores Legalized Marijuana Impacts on Trucking Industry

Panel Explores Legalized Marijuana Impacts on Trucking Industry

Trucking is caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to marijuana, between public opinion and increasingly liberal state laws on cannabis use on one hand, and a federal government that classifies marijuana as one of the most dangerous illegal drugs on the other.

October 28, 2018

Driver Shortage Tops ATRI's Critical Industry Issues List

Driver Shortage Tops ATRI's Critical Industry Issues List

ORLANDO – For the first time since 2006, the driver shortage is number one on the American Transportation Research Institute’s annual top industry issues report, surging six spots higher, followed by two concerns closely related to drivers: ELDs and hours of service.

October 24, 2017

Platooning, Electrified Cascadia in the Works at Daimler Trucks North America

Platooning, Electrified Cascadia in the Works at Daimler Trucks North America

ORLANDO – Advanced technology, from platooning to electric trucks – both of which you'll be seeing soon from the nation's biggest truck maker – was a key topic of a reporter roundtable with Daimler Trucks North America President and CEO Roger Nielsen during the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.

October 23, 2017

Trump Administration Supports Apprenticeship Program Expansion

Trump Administration Supports Apprenticeship Program Expansion

ORLANDO – The Trump administration will make it easier for groups such as the American Trucking Associations and the trucking industry to put in place apprentice programs to cross the job skills gap and help address driver and technician shortages, said U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta at ATA’s annual meeting.

October 23, 2017

Driver Shortage Could Hit All Time High This Year

Driver Shortage Could Hit All Time High This Year

ORLANDO - The trucking industry could be short 50,000 drivers by the end of 2017, warned American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello Sunday at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.

October 22, 2017

Autonomous Technologies Could Mean 'Transformational' Change in Trucking

Autonomous Technologies Could Mean 'Transformational' Change in Trucking

ORLANDO - Automated vehicle technologies, vehicle electrification, and the rise of transportation as a service (think ride-share services like Uber and Lyft) are creating a “transformational change” in the transportation industry. But what does that mean for trucking?

October 22, 2017

ELD Mandate Enforcement Highlights ATA Educational Session

ELD Mandate Enforcement Highlights ATA Educational Session

ORLANDO — In a sometimes-lively educational session at the American Trucking Associations 2017 Management Conference & Exhibition Saturday, a panel of regulatory, enforcement and fleet personnel fielded questions on enforcement and other aspects of the electronic logging device mandate that goes into effect Dec. 18.

October 21, 2017

Rand McNally Launches Next Generation E-Log and Fleet Management Device
Truck Sales Headwinds Don't Daunt Daimler Trucks North America

Truck Sales Headwinds Don't Daunt Daimler Trucks North America

LAS VEGAS — Despite a challenging truck sales environment and not hitting a few goals laid out last year, Daimler Trucks North America is still confident it can remain the industry leader in this “new normal” environment, president and CEO Martin Daum told reporters at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition Monday.

October 3, 2016

Peterbilt Adds Fuel-Efficient Day Cab

Peterbilt Adds Fuel-Efficient Day Cab

LAS VEGAS — Peterbilt has added a day cab version of its aerodynamic, fuel efficient Model 579 Epiq day cab, aimed at fuel-conscious day-cab fleet customers in regional, tanker and bulk haul applications.

October 2, 2016

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