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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 [...]

ATA Hails Creation of National Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

December 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
ATA Hails Creation of National Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) welcomed an announcement by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) late last week saying that the agency has created a national clearinghouse for commercial drivers’ drug and alcohol test results. “ATA and its members are committed to safety,” said Bill Sullivan, ATA executive vice [...]

ATA Lauds Nomination of Elaine Chao as Transportation Secretary

November 30, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ATA Lauds Nomination of Elaine Chao as Transportation Secretary

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) praised President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao to be the next Secretary of Transportation. Chris Spear, ATA’s president and CEO, said Tuesday, “I had the privilege of serving with and working closely with Secretary Chao during my time at the [...]