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Aug 27, 2014, 10:00 ET
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Professional Truck Drivers Remind Motorists to Be Safe During Labor Day Travel

 The American Trucking Associations is urging the 29.7 million motorists that are expected to travel on the highways this Labor Day weekend to...

Aug 26, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Broad Coalition Calls for FMCSA to Restrict Access to CSA Scores

In a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, American Trucking Associations-led coalition of transportation trade groups urged that the...

Aug 19, 2014, 12:00 ET
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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 1.3% in July

American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.3% in July, following a decrease of 0.8% the...

Aug 16, 2014, 22:00 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)

Con-way Freight's Langenhahn Named National Truck Driving Grand Champion

Today, Jeffrey Langenhahn, a Con-way Freight professional truck driver based in Plover, Wisc., was named the 2014 Bendix Grand Champion at the 77th...

Aug 16, 2014, 09:08 ET
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2014 National Truck Driving Championships Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2014 National Truck Driving Championships were announced early this morning after a three day competition that tested...

Aug 13, 2014, 14:34 ET
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National Truck Driving Championships Kick Off in Pittsburgh

 Today, more than 400 of the nation's safest, most professional drivers began their pursuit of the most coveted title in trucking: Bendix...

Aug 12, 2014, 10:11 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)

American Trucking Associations Donates $100,000 to Trucking Moves America Forward

Today, American Trucking Associations announced a $100,000 commitment to help Trucking Moves America Forward – the growing industry-wide...

Aug 08, 2014, 15:51 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)

Nation's Top Truck Drivers to Compete in Pittsburgh

 Next week, more than 400 top professional truck drivers from across the country will head to Pittsburgh for the 77th annual "Super Bowl of...

Aug 08, 2014, 11:55 ET
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ATA Adds Bestpass as Latest Featured Product

Today, American Trucking Associations announced it has added toll management provider Bestpass to its roster of Featured Products. "In addition to...

Aug 07, 2014, 16:30 ET
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ATA Seeks Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award Nominations

Today, American Trucking Associations announced it is seeking nominations for the eighth annual Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award. The...

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...