FMC Demurrage, Detention Rules Favor Fleets

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission on Feb. 23 established new requirements for how common carriers and marine terminal operators (MTOs) must bill for demurrage and detention charges, providing clarity on who can be billed, within what timeframe, and the process for disputing bills.The Ocean Shipping Reform Act, passed in 2022, requires the FMC to specify who can be billed for detention and demurrage charges,A key provision of the Feb. 23 ... [+]

New Forecast Projects Continued Growth of Truck Freight

The American Trucking Associations released new projections showing truck tonnage will grow to 14.2 billion tons by the year 2034, securing the industry’s position as the dominant mover of goods in the United States. “In this edition of Forecast, you will see that the trucking industry continues to dominate the freight ... [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 1.1% in September

American Trucking Associations advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.1% in September after rising 0.2% in August. In September, the index equaled 113.9 (2015=100) compared with 115.2 in August.“After hitting a bottom in April, tonnage increased in three of the previous four months, gaining a total of ... [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 2.4% in May

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 2.4% in May after decreasing 1.7% in April. In May, the index equaled 115.4 (2015=100) compared with 112.7 in April. “Tonnage had a nice gain in May, but remains in recession territory,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “The ... [+]

ATA Unveils 2023 Law Enforcement Advisory Board

The American Trucking Associations unveiled its 2023 Law Enforcement Advisory Board—a panel formed in 2021 to advise the ATA Federation on strategies to grow and strengthen relationships between the trucking industry and law enforcement organizations across the country. The board is comprised of ATA members who have previous experience in federal, ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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, ... [+]

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