American Trucking Associations Unveils New HQ Office in Washington

After leaving Washington in 1984, the American Trucking Associations is announcing that it has fully moved into its new D.C. headquarters building, within walking distance to the U.S. Department of Transportation and Capitol Hill. “ATA’s advocacy efforts are best served by being close to where decisions are made,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “We’re looking forward to welcoming our members and decision-makers to our new home and sharing the ... [+]

ATA: Driver Shortage Remains Near Record High

American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello reports the driver shortage has eased slightly, but remains near its all-time high. “Based on our estimates, the trucking industry is short roughly 78,000 drivers,” Costello says. “That’s down slightly from 2021’s record of more than 81,000 – but still extremely high historically.” ATA calculates ... [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 2.8% in August

Index 7.4% Above August 2021 American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 2.8% in August after decreasing 1.5% in July. In August, the index equaled 119 (2015=100) versus 115.8 in July. “Tonnage snapped back in August after a weaker than expected July,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob ... [+]

ATA Celebrates America’s Truck Drivers

American Trucking Associations leaders, on behalf of the association and the industry, are celebrating and thanking the nation’s truck drivers this week as part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. “Every day, our country’s 3.7 million truck drivers deliver America’s freight safely, securely and efficiently – they are the glue that ... [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 1.1% in July

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 1.1% in July after rising 0.5% in June. In July, the index equaled 116.2 (2015=100) versus 117.5 in June. “Tonnage declined sequentially in July for only the second time during the last twelve months. Despite the dip from June, ... [+]

ATA Hails Senate Passage of CHIPS Act

American Trucking Associations praised the United States Senate on July 27 for passing the CHIPS Act of 2022 to boost domestic semiconductor manufacturing and urged the House of Representatives to quickly follow suit and send the bill to President Biden for signature. “Semiconductors and computer chips make our economy and industry ... [+]

ATA praises White House action

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement praising President Biden’s executive order to establish a Presidential Emergency Board to help avert the possibility of a rail strike that could have started next week:“We commend President Biden for taking decisive action today to avert a strike ... [+]

Trucking Industry Strongly Opposes Fuel Tax Holiday Gimmick

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued a statement calling on leaders in Washington to get serious about lowering energy prices and reducing inflation, rather than considering a proposal to temporarily suspend the federal fuel tax: “After months of touting the passage of the well-funded Infrastructure Investment and Jobs ... [+]

ATA, IMCC pleased by action against foreign ocean lines

The American Trucking Associations and the ATA Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference expressed their appreciation to President Biden and his administration for highlighting the unscrupulous business practices of a monopoly of foreign-owned ocean shipping lines in last night’s State of the Union Address.“We are pleased that the Biden Administration is taking ... [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 1% in December

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1% in December after rising 0.5% in November. In December, the index equaled 114.7 (2015=100) compared with 113.5 in November.“December’s gain was the fifth straight totaling 4.4%,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “In December, tonnage reached the ... [+]

advert 3