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Sep 29, 2014, 12:54 ET
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ATA Welcomes EPA Administrator McCarthy to MC&E

Today, American Trucking Associations announced that Gina McCarthy, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, would be attending the annual ATA...

Sep 24, 2014, 14:45 ET
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FedEx Freight's McLean Repeats as TMCSuperTech Grand Champion

 Today, American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council announced that FedEx Freight technician Mark McLean has won the...

Sep 23, 2014, 12:00 ET
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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 1.6% in August to New Record High

American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.6% in August, following a gain of 1.5% the...

Sep 23, 2014, 09:50 ET
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ATA Announces Speakers and Panels for Annual MC&E

Today, American Trucking Associations announced its full roster of speakers and special guests for the 2014 ATA Management Conference &...

Sep 22, 2014, 08:18 ET
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Competition Begins at 10th Annual TMCSuperTech Truck Technician Contest

 Today, 134 truck technicians began their quest to be named Grand Champion at the 10th annual TMCSuperTech, held here at the Walt Disney World...

Sep 16, 2014, 11:58 ET
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Professional Drivers to Educate New Virginia Drivers on Truck Safety

This week, American Trucking Associations' America's Road Team and Share the Road professional drivers will be participating in AAA Mid-Atlantic's...

Sep 15, 2014, 11:48 ET

ATA Marks Annual Celebration of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

 American Trucking Associations is taking this week, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, to honor the 3.2 million professional truck...

Sep 08, 2014, 14:00 ET
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Top Truck Technicians to Gather in Orlando for 10th TMCSuperTech

Later this month, 134 technicians from around the country will gather at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort to take part in the 10th annual...

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...