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Trucking Groups Laud Senators for Improving TWIC Legislation

October 3, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
Trucking Groups Laud Senators for Improving TWIC Legislation

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has thanked the leaders of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee for introducing legislation that would move the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program closer to a “one-stop shop” for security clearances, improving the efficiency and security of the industry. “Under current law, there [...]

ATRI: Fuel Prices Attributed to Decline in Trucking’s Operational Costs

September 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ATRI: Fuel Prices Attributed to Decline in Trucking’s Operational Costs

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) this week released the findings of its 2016 update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking, that show driver costs surpass overall costs for fleets than fuel. Using financial data provided directly by motor carriers throughout the country, this research documents and [...]

ATA Names Teletrac Navman as a Featured Product Provider

September 27, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
ATA Names Teletrac Navman as a Featured Product Provider

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has announced that Teletrac Navman — a global leader in GPS tracking and fleet management solutions — is now an ATA Featured Product provider. “Creating a more driver-friendly experience in the cab of the truck is a challenge that the trucking industry will always seek [...]

Incoming ATA Chairman Cites Dire Need for Highway Investment

September 26, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety
Incoming ATA Chairman Touts Dire Need for Highway Investment

In a roundtable discussion hosted by Rep. Sam Graves, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc., Dayton, Ohio, and incoming chairman of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), emphasized the important role of well-maintained infrastructure to the trucking [...]

Eric Vos a Repeat Winner as TMCSuperTech 2016 Grand Champion

September 22, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Technology
Eric Vos a Repeat Winner as TMCSuperTech 2016 Grand Champion

The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) has announced that FedEx Freight’s Eric Vos has repeated as Grand Champion of the National Technician Skills Competition, TMCSuperTech. “For 12 years, TMCSuperTech has provided an opportunity to recognize the outstanding work of our industry’s technicians and this year was [...]

ATA’s Truck Tonnage Index Increases 5.7% in August

September 21, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ATA’s Truck Tonnage Index Increases 5.7% in August

The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 5.7 percent in August, following a 2.1 percent decline during July. In August, the index equaled 141.8 (2000=100), up from 134.2 in July. The all-time high was 144 in February. Compared with August 2015, the seasonally adjusted [...]

ATA Introduces Zonar as Newest ATA Featured Product Provider

September 20, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Technology
ATA Introduces Zonar as Newest ATA Featured Product Provider

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has announced Zonar, an industry leader in smart fleet technologies, as an ATA Featured Product Provider. “Technology and connectivity continue to shape the future of the trucking industry by improving safety performance, reducing emissions and increasing productivity,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “Throughout [...]

Competition Gets Underway at TMC Truck Tech Skills Event

September 19, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Technology
Competition Gets Underway at TMC Truck Tech Skills Event

Action began Sunday at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council’s National Technician Skills Competition — TMCSuperTech — being held at the Raleigh Convention Center, in Raleigh, N.C. “When we held the first TMCSuperTech 12 years ago, we hoped it would grow into an event like this,” said Carl [...]

Nation Celebrates Industry ’s 3.5 Million Professional Truck Drivers

September 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Owner Operators
Nation Celebrates Industry ’s 3.5 Million Professional Truck Drivers

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) kicked off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week to celebrate the trucking industry’s 3.5 million professional truck drivers who safely move the nation’s most essential products. “This week is about raising public awareness and support for the important work professional truck drivers do in our communities [...]

Trucking Association Names Rusty Duckworth as New CFO

September 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Trucking Association Names Rusty Duckworth as New CFO

Chris Spear, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), has announced that Rusty Duckworth has been promoted to the position of chief financial officer. “Part of our mission is to return value for the investment our members make when they join ATA,” Spear said. “Rusty has been an [...]