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ATA Backs New Driver Training But Prefers Skills-based Standards

March 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

Leaders of the American Trucking Associations (ATA said they are pleased to see the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has proposed new entry-level driver training requirements, but the organization takes issue with one of the required elements. “FMCSA has been working toward a strong entry level driver training standard [...]

TMC Honors Trucking Industry Leaders in Annual Meeting

March 3, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Technology

The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) honored several industry professionals with a variety of awards for their service to the council and the industry. The awards were presented during the Council’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, which wrapped up Wednesday. These awards included: Richard [...]

TMC Confab Ends Today; 5 Win Silver Spark Plug Award

March 2, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Technology
TMC Opens Annual Meet, Exhibition; Awards Silver Spark Plug to 5

The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) this week honored five industry professionals with its highest honor — the Silver Spark Plug — at the opening of its 2016 TMC Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition. “Each year, TMC recognizes professional excellence in our industry with the [...]

HELP Inc.’s PrePass Named an ATA Endorsed Featured Product

March 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
HELP Inc.’s PrePass Named an ATA Endorsed Featured Product

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has reaffirmed HELP Inc.’s PrePass services as an Endorsed ATA Featured Product, further strengthening the relationship between the two groups. In addition, HELP Inc. has been named an ATA Corporate Partner. “ATA and HELP have a common purpose of creating an environment for the trucking [...]

Driver Rest Break Fix Would Ensure ‘One Nation, One Set of Rules’

February 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
Driver Rest Break Fix Would Ensure ‘One Nation, One Set of Rules’

Leaders of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) have called on Congress to reject efforts by organized labor and trial attorneys that would impose a patchwork of state scheduling rules on the nation’s trucking industry. “A single set of consistent and fair regulations is essential to the trucking industry,” said ATA [...]

January’s Truck Tonnage Index Shows Soft Start for 2016

February 24, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
January’s Truck Tonnage Index Shows Soft Start for 2016

The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 1.4 percent in January, following no change during December. In January, the index equaled 132.8 (2000=100) — down from 134.7 in December — which, along with November 2015, was an all-time high. Compared with January 2015, the [...]

Trucking Association Begins Search for Next America’s Road Team

February 24, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News, Safety
America's Road Team 2015-2016

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is seeking professional truck drivers to serve on the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team, a task that takes place every two years when the torch is passed to another group of road team captains. “Being selected as part of America’s Road Team means joining a group [...]

TMC to Celebrate 60th Anniversary Next Week at its 2016 Annual Meeting

February 23, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Regulations, Safety
TMC to Celebrate 60th Anniversary Next Week at its 2016 Annual Meeting

The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Technology and Maintenance Council 2016 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, scheduled Feb. 29 through March 3 at the Music City Center in Nashville, celebrates the council’s 60th anniversary, along with highlighting important trends in trucking industry maintenance and productivity. “It’s important for us to [...]

ATA Hires Longtime Trucking Industry Lobbyist Mike Joyce

February 17, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has named Mike Joyce, a veteran of Capitol Hill and the trucking industry, as the federation’s senior vice president of legislative affairs. “Mike is well-known and respected in the halls of Congress and in our industry,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves, “and we [...]

Wabash Debuts Rear Impact Guard Design for its Dry Van Trailers

February 17, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management, Safety
Wabash Debuts Rear Impact Guard Design for its Dry Van Trailers

Wabash National Corp. is introducing a new rear impact guard design option for its 53-foot dry van trailers later this month at the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. The RIG-16 Rear Underride Guard System is engineered to prevent underride in multiple [...]