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TMC Releases Updated Manuals for Trucking Technicians

September 9, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology

The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) has released updates for three important maintenance manuals to help train technicians in conducting timely, thorough and efficient preventive maintenance inspections. Updated under the guidance of TMC’s Educators Committee, the manuals are written specifically for the technician with inspection checkpoints, [...]

ATA Leads National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 11-17

September 6, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Owner Operators
ATA Leads National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 11-17

In recognizing the 7.3 million trucking industry employees who move America’s freight, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) is encourages industry stakeholders to prepare for the upcoming National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, scheduled Sunday through next Saturday, Sept. 11-17. “Those who work in the trucking industry or personally know a truck [...]

Turnover at Large Truckload Fleets at 83% — Lowest in 5 Years

September 2, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Turnover at Large Truckload Fleets at 83% —Lowest in 5 Years

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) said the turnover rate at truckload fleets with more than $30 million in annual revenue fell six points to 83 percent in the second quarter — the lowest point since the second quarter of 2011. “The continued decline in the turnover rate reflects the continued [...]

ATA’s Share the Road Program Rolls Out Truck Safety Video

September 2, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety
ATA’s Share the Road Program Rolls Out Truck Safety Video

Two important segments of the trucking industry have released an instructional video to demonstrate safe-driving techniques ahead of a busy Labor Day weekend. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and its Share the Road highway safety program have launched the Share the Road Instructional Video (trucking.org/article.aspx?uid=7b42e796-6a3f-4005-a901-59a9c8cb7a21) just in time for the [...]

ATA Fine-tunes Trucking Schedule for October’s MCE

August 30, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ATA Fine-tunes Trucking Schedule for October’s MCE in Las Vegas

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is offering a series of additions to the lineup for the annual Management Conference & Exhibition (MCE), to be held Oct. 1-4 in Las Vegas. “We know ATA’s members are leaders in this industry,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “MCE is the perfect [...]

ATA’s Truck Tonnage Index Shows a 2.1% Decline in July

August 25, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ATA’s Truck Tonnage Index Shows a 2.1% Decline in July

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 2.1 percent in July, following a revised 1.6 percent decline during June. In July, the index equaled 134.3 (2000=100), down from 137.1 in June. The all-time high was 144 in February. Compared with July 2015, the seasonally adjusted [...]

ATA Crossing Fingers on Newest Truck Efficiency Standards

August 17, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations, Technology
ATA Crossing Fingers on Newest Truck Efficiency Standards

Leaders at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) said Tuesday they were cautiously optimistic that the second round of the Obama administration’s greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards for commercial trucks would achieve the targets set out by the administration. And they expressed hope that the 10-year phase-in period for the [...]

Walmart’s Mike White Named 2016 National Truck Driving Champion

August 15, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Technology
Walmart’s Charles White Named 2016 National Truck Driving Champion

Mike White has been named the Bendix Grand Champion of the 2016 National Truck Driving Championships in Indianapolis, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). “After an impressive showing throughout the week, Mike White emerged as the most skilled and knowledgeable truck driver in the country,” said ATA President and CEO Chris [...]

ATA Lauds Court Win Over New York State Thruway Tolls for Truckers

August 12, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations
ATA Lauds Court Win Over New York State Thruway Tolls for Truckers

Officials from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) said they are pleased that a federal court ruled against New York State’s practice of using tolls paid by interstate truckers as a piggybank to finance unrelated tourism and recreation projects that make up the New York Canal System. “ATA believed that the [...]

Action Underway at 79th National Truck Driving Championships

August 11, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
Action Underway at 79th Annual National Truck Driving Championships

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) on Wednesday kicked off the 79th National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships in Indianapolis. More than 430 professional truck drivers from all 50 states are competing at this week’s National Truck Driving Championships. With millions of safe-driving miles behind the wheel, [...]