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Trucking Leaders Join President Trump In Calling For Tax Reform

October 12, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News
Trucking Leaders Join President Trump In Calling For Tax Reform

Leaders with the American Trucking Associations joined President Trump in calling on Congress to quickly act on comprehensive tax reform as a way of growing the economy and creating jobs. “While trucking sustains the vitality of the U.S. economy, we also carry a heavy tax burden, paying the highest corporate [...]

ATA Announces Speaker Lineup For 2017 Management Conference and Exhibition

October 5, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

The American Trucking Associations announced a robust lineup of speakers at this year’s ATA Management Conference and Exhibition, to be held October 21-25 in Orlando, Florida. “MCE is the premier trucking industry event of 2017 – a chance for executives to hear from some of the most important government officials, [...]

ATA Urges Congress To Support Automated Vehicle Development

September 17, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ATA Urges Congress To Support Automated Vehicle Development

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation about the importance of including commercial vehicles in the discussion around automated vehicles and urged the Federal government not to stifle innovation around the technology. “I hope my testimony will help unwind [...]

ATA Leaders Deliver Policy Message To President Trump

May 15, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Video
ATA Leaders Deliver Policy Message To President Trump

American Trucking Associations, along with a contingent of America’s Road Team Captains visited the White House for a conversation about issues affecting the trucking industry. “Trucking is the backbone of the nation’s economy. We employ 1 in 16 people in the U.S. Driving a truck is the top job in [...]

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 [...]