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ATA Announces First Annual Economic Summit

March 14, 2017 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

American Trucking Associations announced it will host the first annual ATA Economic Summit July 20 in Arlington, Va., for its motor carrier and private fleet members. “We know trucking is the backbone of the supply chain,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello, “and with this summit, we want to bring [...]

ATA Lauds House Panel Bill Addressing HOS Restart, Trucking Regs

May 25, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
ATA Lauds House Panel Bill Addressing HOS Restart, Trucking Regs

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) on Tuesday applauded the House Appropriations Committee for passing a Fiscal Year 2017 transportation spending bill, addressing issues that it claims could have immediate impacts on the safety and efficiency of the trucking industry and interstate commerce across the United States. “On behalf of ATA, [...]

Truck Tonnage Index Falls 2.1% in April; Index Up 2% from April 2015

May 25, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 2.1 percent in April, following a 4.4 percent drop during March. In April, the index equaled 134.8 (2000=100), down from 137.6 in March. The all-time high was 144 in February. Compared with April 2015, the seasonally adjusted [...]

Trucking Industry Asks Congress to Back HOS Restart — Quickly

May 20, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
Trucking Industry Asks Congress to Back HOS Restart — Quickly

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has asked Congress to swiftly advance legislation that would maintain the current restart rule, which gives professional truck drivers the flexibility and opportunity to take extended off-duty periods without restrictions. “We have said since the broad framework of the current hours of service rules went [...]

Share the Road Truck Drivers Teach Kids About Highway Blindspots

May 20, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety
Share the Road Truck Drivers Teach Kids About Highway Blindspots

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and its Share the Road Highway Safety Program visited Woodson High School in Fairfax, Va., this week to educate students on how to safely share highways with tractor-trailers. “Today’s events are a great example of the types of community outreach that ATA takes part in [...]

A Millennial’s View: Bringing Younger Talent to Trucking Industry

May 19, 2016 By: Brian McMahon, Fleet Advantage Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management

By now, the shortage of incoming talent to the trucking and transportation industry has been well documented. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is on record saying we’re 35,000 drivers short, and this could grow to about 240,000 by 2020. What’s more, turnover is approaching 97 percent. However, the talent shortage [...]

Trucking Industry’s Image Group Supporting Infrastructure Week

May 17, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety
Trucking Industry’s Image Group Supporting Infrastructure Week

Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the trucking industry’s image and education movement, is an official affiliate of Infrastructure Week 2016 — a series of events, education and advocacy efforts underway this week aimed at bringing infrastructure to the forefront as a critical issue impacting all Americans. “We’re proud to support [...]

Trucking Association Names Decisiv an ATA Featured Product

May 17, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has named the Decisiv Service Relationship Management solution an ATA Featured Product. “The trucking industry is a capital-intensive marketplace and it becomes increasingly expensive if motor carriers aren’t investing in fleet maintenance management,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. “It’s important to have systems [...]

Search for Trucking Industry’s Top Rookie Driver Begins Today

May 16, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News

A check for $10,000 and a package of prizes will be awarded to the skillful professional truck driver who is named Trucking’s Top Rookie late this summer. The award — which is named in honor of the late Mike O’Connell — recognizes the best professional truck driver who has been [...]

ATA’s Share the Road Tour Focuses on Motorcycle Safety Month

May 13, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations, Safety

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and ATA’s Share the Road Highway Safety Program are bringing awareness to Motorcycle Safety Month and urging all motorists to be aware of motorcycles while driving down the highway. “Motorcyclists and truck drivers understand that due to the unique qualities of their vehicles, they must [...]