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Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) comments that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill is a win for American Trucks and US Supply Chain.For an industry whose entire business model centers on interstate commerce and the safe and efficient movement of freight over the road, this state of decay carries consequences not fully conveyed by worn political rhetoric about “crumbling infrastructure.” Rather, the consequences are best captured in the real, measurable and rising ... [+]

Georgia Gov. Kemp suspends restrictions

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has suspended enforcement of federal limits on hours of service for commercial vehicleoperators in Georgia. He also loosened weight restrictions for trucks on Georgia highways. The announcement came by an update to Kemp’s executive order declaring a COVID state of emergency. The ... [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 1.2% in July

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.2% in July after falling 2% in June. In July, the index equaled 109.8 (2015=100) compared with 111.1 in June. “Softness in tonnage over the last few months is due more to supply constraints, ... [+]

Port of Corpus Christi Expresses Support

The Port of Corpus Christi is expressing its full support for an amendment by the U.S. Senate to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package that expands congressional designation of Interstate 14 on a corridor across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia.The I-14 corridor would connect strategic military ... [+]

Phillips Connect Partners with Velociti

Phillips Connect is partnering with Velociti for installation and post deployment proactive technology monitoring and repair service support for its trailer telematics solutions. Once a Phillips Connect customer has chosen the smart trailer solutions right for their operation, a designated Velociti Project Manager will arrange for ... [+]

Trucking Cheers Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued this statement following reports that Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on a bipartisan framework for infrastructure legislation: "It's refreshing to see Congress do its job and address national problems facing businesses and families. Americans, and the ... [+]

Zero-emissions truck project launches at Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland and its logistics partners launched a battery electric truck demonstration project this month on its path to zero emissions at the Oakland Seaport. The Port debuted ten new battery electric trucks at Shippers Transport Express (STE), a Port-based trucking operation. The ... [+]

ATA Hails House Passage of the INVEST in America Act

On July 1, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement praising the House of Representatives for passing the INVEST in America Act: "By passing the INVEST in America Act, the House has taken a significant step toward enacting the kind of ... [+]

Old Dominion Freight Line Honors U.S. Military

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. took delivery of a specially-wrapped 2022 Freightliner Cascadia tractor as part of manufacturer Daimler Trucks’ 2021 Ride of Pride program. The tractor’s patriotic design honors America’s veterans, some of whom will have the chance to drive the tractor as it ... [+]

CSX to Acquire Quality Carriers, Inc.

CSX Corp. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Quality Carriers, Inc., the largest provider of bulk liquid chemicals truck transportation in North America, from Quality Distribution, Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. A leader in bulk chemicals transportation ... [+]