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ATA Lauds FMCSA Launch of a Non-preventable Truck Crash Program

July 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) Thursday expressed its gratitude that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will be launching a pilot program to allow carriers to have non-preventable crashes stricken from their record. “Since FMCSA began using crash history to rate motor carriers’ safety, ATA has argued that crashes [...]

Driver Turnover at Larger Fleets Drops 13% in First Quarter

July 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
Driver Turnover at Larger Fleets Drops 13% in First Quarter

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) said Wednesday that truck driver turnover at truckload fleets fell in the first quarter of 2016. “While still fairly high, the decline in turnover is reflective of the softening in the freight economy during the first quarter,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “Should the [...]

ATA Names Veteran Trucking Advocate Chris Spear as President

July 5, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ATA Names Veteran Trucking Advocate Chris Spear as President

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) announced Friday that Chris Spear, former ATA senior vice president of legislative affairs, will serve as the federation’s next president and chief executive officer, effective July 9. He succeeds Bill Graves, who is retiring after more than 13 years with ATA. Spear is currently vice [...]

America’s Road Team: Declare Independence from Unsafe Driving

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

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and America’s Road Team captains are urging motorists to take care on the roads this Independence Day holiday weekend. “Whether you’re heading to the beach, a family barbecue or to watch the fireworks and celebrate our nation’s birthday, it is important to be mindful of [...]

Trucking’s Investment in Safety Totals $9.5 Billion Each Year

June 30, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety
Trucking’s Investment in Safety Totals $9.5 Billion Each Year

The trucking industry invests at least $9.5 billion in safety annually according to a landmark report released Wednesday by American Trucking Associations. “We know that this industry prioritizes and invests in improving safety on our nation’s highways,” said Dave Osiecki, ATA’s executive vice president of National Advocacy. “With the results [...]

Drivers Legal Plan Renews ATA Featured Product Agreement

June 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) said Drivers Legal Plan — a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of truck drivers and the interests of trucking companies — has renewed as an ATA Featured Product provider. “Motor carriers understand that professional truck drivers need legal protection, and it’s in [...]

Future ATA Leaders Take Trucking’s Message to Capitol Hill

June 23, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Regulations
ATA LEAD class attended many educational sessions before embarking on Washington, D.C., this week.

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) welcomed the 2015-16 class of LEAD ATA to the nation’s capital this week for a round of congressional visits and discussions with ATA’s legislative experts. “As a former governor, I can tell you there’s nothing more persuasive than hearing from engaged, active constituents,” said ATA [...]

Truck Tonnage Index Up 2.7% in May; Up 5.7% from May 2015

June 22, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Truck Tonnage Index Up 2.7% in May; Up 5.7% from May 2015

The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.7 percent in May, following a revised 1.7 percent drop during April. In May, the index equaled 139 (2000=100), up from 135.3 in April. The all-time high was 144 in February. Compared with May 2015, the seasonally adjusted [...]

Professional Truck Drivers Bring Share the Road Safety Tour to Sioux City

June 20, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Share the Road highway safety program visited Sioux City, Iowa, last week to demonstrate safe-driving skills to area drivers. “All of us have the responsibility of being safe when we’re out on the road, so we’re here to give students a few extra [...]

International Truck Unveils DriverFirst to Attract Drivers to Fleets

June 15, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
International Truck Unveils DriverFirst to Attract Drivers to Fleets

International Truck has launched a company-wide initiative called DriverFirst, aimed at giving its customers an edge in attracting and retaining qualified drivers through vehicles designed with a strong emphasis on the driver’s perspective. The DriverFirst product design philosophy builds on International’s long-standing emphasis on customer uptime by sharpening the company’s [...]