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ATA Narrows Its America’s Road Team List Down to 33 Finalists

October 26, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety
ATA Narrows Its America’s Road Team List Down to 33 Finalists

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has named 33 professional truck drivers as finalists in the selection process to become captains on the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team. “These professional drivers were chosen as finalists for America’s Road Team because they are proven industry ambassadors with long safety records and professionalism that [...]

ATA’s Truck Tonnage Index Shows 5.8% Decline in September

October 19, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ATA’s Truck Tonnage Index Shows 5.8% Decline in September

The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index contracted 5.8 percent in September, following a 5 percent rise during August. In September, the index equaled 132.7 (2000=100), down from 140.8 in August. The all-time high was 144 in February. Compared with September 2015, the seasonally adjusted [...]

A Pair of Veteran Trucking Industry CEOs Named To ATRI Board

October 17, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
A Pair of Veteran Trucking Industry CEOs Named To ATRI Board

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) recently appointed several trucking industry CEOs to its board of directors, according to Judy McReynolds, ATRI chairwoman and chairman, president and CEO of ArcBest Corp. The appointments include David S. Congdon, vice chairman and CEO of Old Dominion Freight Line and Robert E. Low, [...]

ATA Terms Rhode Island Plan to Restrict Truck Access ‘Extortion’

October 10, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations
ATA Questions Rhode Island DOT Over Plans to Restrict Truck Access

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has asked the state of Rhode Island to provide information to the trucking industry about outreach the state has done to communities that are likely to be affected by an increase in truck traffic as a result of what ATA terms, “the state’s extortionary truck-only toll [...]

ATA Backs Safety But Opposes Electronic Speed Limiter Proposal

October 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
ATA Backs Safety But Opposes Electronic Speed Limiter Proposal

ATA President and CEO Chris Spear on Thursday issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Transportation’s proposal to require electronic limiting of truck speeds: “After review and thorough, thoughtful consideration by its members at its recent board meeting, ATA is preserving our pro-safety policy on speed limiters, set [...]

ATA Honors Trucking’s Movers and Shakers at MCE in Las Vegas

October 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
Iowa Motor Truck‘s Brenda Neville, center, was honored with the American Trucking Associations' TAEC President’s Federation Award in Las Vegas.

Sprinkled throughout the four-day ATA Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas this week, the American Trucking Association heaped praise and thanks on a number of its members. The conference, which ended Tuesday, honored Iowa Motor Truck Association President Brenda Neville, who was named the 15th recipient of the ATA’s [...]

New ATA President Outlines His Vision for Trucking Industry

October 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Regulations
New ATA President Outlines His Vision for Trucking Industry

In his first State of the Industry address, American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear made a case for industry unity and called on ATA to move forward and lead on a host of issues, ranging from autonomous vehicle technology to funding the nation’s infrastructure — despite gridlock [...]

Inventory Glut, Weak Manufacturing Hurts Trucking Volumes

October 4, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

Bob Costello, the American Trucking Associations’ chief economist, claims the nation’s trucking industry has seen soft volumes in 2016 due to bloated inventories and a weak manufacturing environment. “The current cycle of larger than normal inventories has taken longer than usual to resolve itself,” Costello said during ATA’s Management Conference [...]

ATA Recognizes State Trucking Executives for Service to Industry

October 4, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News

The American Trucking Associations honored 14 trucking association executives for their distinguished service to the industry during this week’s Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas. “One of the strengths of ATA is our federation — our industry’s presence in every state capital through our state association partners and across [...]

Trucking Industry Leaders Open MCE 2016 Exhibit Hall in Las Vegas

October 3, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Technology
ATA Chairman Pat Thomas cuts the ribbon opening the Exhibition Hall in Las Vegas.

American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear, along with the federation’s incoming and outgoing chairmen, cut the ribbon to open the Management Conference & Exhibition’s grand exhibit hall, which got underway this weekend in Las Vegas, Nev. “The important work of moving America’s freight, and representing America’s trucking [...]