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Jul 30, 2014, 10:18 ET
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Leading Researcher Debunks Misleading Truck Productivity Report

 Today, a leading transportation researcher characterized a report pre-pared for a railroad-funded organization on the safety of more...

Jul 29, 2014, 18:51 ET
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ATA Applauds Senate Adoption of Short-Term Highway Funding Patch

 Today, American Trucking Associations applauded the Senate for adopting a shorter term patch for the Highway Trust Fund in order to pass a...

Jul 29, 2014, 15:00 ET
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ATA Tells Congress Trucking Invests At Least $7.5 Billion in Safety

Today, American Trucking Associations testified to Congress that the industry invests more than $7.5 billion in preventing crashes on the nation's...

Jul 25, 2014, 15:29 ET
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ATA Statement on Resignation of FMCSA Administrator Ferro

Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves issued the following statement on the resignation of Federal Motor Carrier...

Jul 23, 2014, 10:03 ET
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ATA Calls on Senate to Adopt Shorter Highway Trust Fund Patch

Today, American Trucking Associations called on the Senate to adopt a shorter term patch for the Highway Trust Fund in order to pass a long-term,...

Jul 22, 2014, 12:00 ET
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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 0.8% in June

American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.8% in June, following a revised 0.9% gain the...

Jul 21, 2014, 11:18 ET
Total U.S. Feight Tonnage Will Grow 23.5% by 2025 (PRNewsFoto/American Trucking Associations)

ATA Forecast Projects Continued Growth for Trucking

 Today, American Trucking Associations released the latest edition of its look ahead at the future of freight: ATA U.S. Freight Transportation...

Jul 18, 2014, 10:31 ET
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Velociti Announced as Latest ATA Featured Product

Today, American Trucking Associations said that Velociti Inc., a transportation and networking technology services firm, is the latest company to...

Jul 17, 2014, 14:14 ET
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ATA Announces Senior Staff Promotions

Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves announced several promotions of key professionals to the Association's Senior...

Jul 10, 2014, 12:19 ET
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ATA Calls for Long-Term Highway Funding Solution Statement from President and CEO Bill Graves

Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves issued the following statement: "For decades, America's 3.2 million truck...

Jul 09, 2014, 10:00 ET
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Turnover at For-Hire Carriers Largely Unchanged During the First Quarter

 The turnover rate at large truckload carriers rose just one percentage point to 92% (annualized rate) in the first quarter of 2014, but held...

Jul 07, 2014, 14:43 ET
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ATA Unveils National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Logo and Launches Store

Today, American Trucking Associations unveiled the 2014 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) logo and announced it has opened a new...

Jul 01, 2014, 11:58 ET
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Truck Drivers Urge Motorists to be Safe During the Independence Day Holiday

Over 41 million motorists are expected to travel on the highways this Independence Day holiday, and the American Trucking Associations is urging...

Jun 30, 2014, 13:57 ET
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ATA Calls for Swift Issuance of Electronic Logging Device Regulations

In comments filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration late last week, American Trucking Associations called on the agency to...

Jun 25, 2014, 14:43 ET
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ATA Opens Registration for 2014 MC&E in San Diego

Today, American Trucking Associations announced it has opened registration for the year's premiere trucking industry leadership event: the ATA...

Jun 23, 2014, 12:52 ET
American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight.Trucking Moves America Forward. (PRNewsFoto/American Trucking Associations)

ATA Seeks Applications for LEAD ATA Program

Today, American Trucking Associations announced it was seeking applications for the second class of its LEAD ATA executive leadership...

Jun 20, 2014, 09:30 ET
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ATA Adds U.S. Bank Carrier Solutions to Featured Product Program

American Trucking Associations today announced that U.S. Bank's carrier-focused payment solutions have been added to the group's ATA Featured...

Jun 18, 2014, 11:42 ET
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ATA Hails Murphy-Corker Proposal to Keep the Highway Trust Fund Solvent

American Trucking Associations officials hailed a proposal by Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) to raise and index the fuel tax...

Jun 17, 2014, 12:00 ET
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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 1% in May

American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1% in May, following a revised 0.9% gain the...

Jun 17, 2014, 09:14 ET
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Media Advisory: Safety Leaders Discuss HOS Risks of Restart Restrictions

 In advance of the Senate's expected action on the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill, trucking safety leaders...

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