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Truckload Turnover Rate Plummets In Fourth Quarter

April 26, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

American Trucking Associations said the driver turnover at large truckload fleets sunk 10 percentage points to an annualized rate of 71%, the lowest point in six years. The rate at smaller fleets tumbled 16 points to its lowest level in five years. “Continued declines in turnover rate reflects the overall [...]

ATA Members Call For Increased Infrastructure Investment

April 25, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News
Members Call For Increased Infrastructure Investment

Executives from American Trucking Associations’ member companies FedEx Freight and Werner Enterprises, told Congress about the trucking industry’s urgent need for greater investment in our highway system. FedEx Freight President and CEO Mike Ducker and Werner Enterprises President and CEO Derek Leathers both told the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation [...]

ATA Pleased by Release of DOT Hours-of-Service Restart Report

March 10, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear said the trucking industry was pleased by the release of a U.S. Department of Transportation report that found no benefit to the onerous and unjustified restrictions placed on the use of the 34-hour restart by professional drivers. “The release of this report [...]

Driver Rest Break Fix Would Ensure Uniform Safety Rules Nationwide

March 2, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

American Trucking Associations leaders called on Congress to reject efforts by organized labor and trial attorneys that would impose a patchwork of state scheduling rules on the nation’s foremost movers of goods. “A single set of consistent and fair regulations is essential to the trucking industry,” said ATA President and [...]

America’s Top Truckers Shedding Pounds in ATA Weight Challenge

December 16, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
America’s Top Truckers Shedding Pounds in ATA Weight Challenge

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and America’s Road Team have announced the selection of five America’s Road Team Captains for the Healthy Fleet 10 Pound Challenge. “America’s Road Team Captains are the public face of trucking’s 7.3 million professional truck drivers, and the team has a strong platform for spreading [...]

ATA Names Top Trucking CEOs to Infrastructure Task Force

December 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations
ATA Names Top Trucking CEOs to Infrastructure Task Force

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has named 11 trucking industry executives to the federation’s Infrastructure Funding Task Force. “I announced the formation of this group in October as part of my first State of the Industry address, with an eye on launching the effort in early 2017,” said ATA President [...]

New Hours-of-Service Restart Law Termed a Victory for Highway Safety

December 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
New Hours-of-Service Restart Law Termed a Victory for Highway Safety

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) on Friday thanked Congress for enacting a fix to the hours-of-service restart that will restore the regulation to the pre-July 2013 version and reduce crash risk on our nation’s highways. “ATA thanks Congress for passing this continuing resolution, which includes language to permanently fix the [...]

Driver Turnover at Large Truckload Fleets Drops to 5-Year Low

December 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) said Friday the turnover rate at truckload fleets with more than $30 million in annual revenue dropped two points to 81 percent in the third quarter of 2016 — the third decline this year and the lowest point since the second quarter of 2011. “Ongoing [...]

FMCSA Finalizes Mandatory Training Rule for New Truck Drivers

December 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Safety
FMCSA Finalizes Mandatory Training Rule for New Truck Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)  on Wednesday announced a Final Rule establishing comprehensive national minimum training standards for entry-level commercial truck and bus operators seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or certain endorsements. The standards established in Wednesday’s rule address the knowledge [...]

ATA Chief Cites Trucking’s Support for TWIC, Cybersecurity Measures

December 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
ATA Chief Cites Trucking’s Support for TWIC, Cybersecurity Measures

In testimony before a Senate panel Wednesday, American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear underscored the trucking industry’s commitment to keeping the nation’s supply chain efficient and secure. “ATA places great emphasis on security,” Spear said in his testimony before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation’s Subcommittee on [...]