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ATA Hails Arrival of ELD Mandate Effective Date

On December 18, the American Trucking Associations welcomed the effective date of the long-awaited requirement for commercial truck drivers to record their hours of service electronically as a step forward for the industry. “Electronic logging devices have been legislated, promulgated and litigated – with Congress voting three times in the past five years in favor of this requirement and a federal court rejecting a challenge to the rule. The time has ... [+]

ATA Board Endorses Comprehensive Automated Truck Policy

The Board of Directors of the American Trucking Associations unanimously approved the federation’s first-ever policy for the development of automated trucks. “Over the past year, ATA has been active in this debate, advocating for recognition of the importance of the trucking industry when it comes to the development of automated vehicles,” ATA ... [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 4.3% in June

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 4.3% in June, following a 6.9% gain during May. In June, the index equaled 138.5 (2000=100), down from 144.7 in May. Compared with June 2016, the SA index increased 1.3%. In May, the index jumped 5.2% on a year-over-year ... [+]

ATA Announces U.S. Legal Services Renewed as ATA Corporate Partner

American Trucking Associations announced U.S. Legal Services was renewed as an ATA Corporate Partner and Featured Product Provider. “The trucking industry counts on its supplier community for top-of-the-line products and services and ATA continues to recognize leaders in the industry through the ATA Featured Product program,” said ATA ... [+]

ATA Announces Bestpass Renewed as Featured Product Provider

The American Trucking Associations renewed Bestpass, an industry leader in toll solutions, as an ATA Featured Product provider. “The trucking industry is a large-scale operation with trucks delivering the goods and services people rely on from coast to coast,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “Trucking companies are encouraged ... [+]

ATA Pleased by FMCSA’s Release of Driver Training Final Rule

The American Trucking Associations praises the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for issuing a skills-based entry-level driver training rule. “ATA has consistently advocated that skills, not simply time spent in a classroom or behind the wheel, should be the deciding factor if a student should be allowed to take a ... [+]

Share the Road Truck Making Wreaths Across America Delivery

American Trucking Associations and ATA’s Share the Road Highway Safety Program have set out for the second day of the Wreaths Across America delivery to Arlington National Cemetery. “The trucking industry has a longstanding tradition of honoring our nation’s fallen heroes and Wreaths Across America is very much a part ... [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 5.8% in September

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index contracted 5.8% in September, following a 5% rise during August (a slight downward revision from our press release last month). In September, the index equaled 132.7 (2000=100), down from 140.8 in August. The all-time high was 144 in February.   Compared ... [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 5.7% in August

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 5.7% in August, following a 2.1% decline during July. In August, the index equaled 141.8 (2000=100), up from 134.2 in July. The all-time high was 144 in February. Compared with August 2015, the SA index rose 5.9%, the ... [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 2.1% in July

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 2.1% in July, following a revised 1.6% 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 SA index rose just 0.3%, ... [+]

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