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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 [...]

U.S. District Court Blocks Trucking Overtime Regs from Taking Effect

November 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
U.S. District Court Blocks Trucking Overtime Regs from Taking Effect

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has reacted to a ruling by Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas blocking the Obama Administration’s new overtime rule from taking effect. “We are pleased that Judge Mazzant has enjoined the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, [...]

ATA’s Truck Tonnage Index Drops Off 0.3% in October

November 23, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ATA’s Truck Tonnage Index Fell 0.3% in October

The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index contracted 0.3 percent in October, following a 6.3 percent drop during September. In October, the index equaled 131.6 (2000=100), down from 131.9 in September. The all-time high was 144 in February. Compared with October 2015, the seasonally adjusted [...]

ATRI Report Cites Autonomous Vehicle Impacts on Trucking Industry

November 21, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety, Technology
ATRI Report Cites Autonomous Vehicle Impacts on Trucking Industry

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released its report identifying potential impacts of autonomous vehicle technology on the trucking industry, which include significant safety and productivity benefits that could result from autonomous technology adoption. ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee identified this report and the top research priority for the industry [...]

TMC Donates Updated PMI Manuals to 50 Truck Tech Schools

November 9, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Technology
TMC Donates Updated PMI Manuals to 50 Truck Tech Schools

The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) has donated copies of its newly updated its PMI Guidelines Manual for Class 7 & 8 Diesel-Powered Tractors to more than 50 technical institutes in 28 states for use in diesel technician training curriculum. “With the need for skilled technicians [...]