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Apr 29, 2015, 12:23 ET
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ATA Outlines Plan to Improve Truck Safety to Congress

 In testimony today to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Highway and Transit Subcommittee, American Trucking Associations...

Apr 24, 2015, 15:00 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.

Driverfacts Named Latest ATA Featured Product Provider

 Today, American Trucking Associations welcomed Driverfacts, a provider of work history backgrounds on drivers, to its ATA Featured Product...

Apr 23, 2015, 09:12 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.

Elite Drivers Warn Motorists About the Dangers of Speed

 Today, members of American Trucking Associations' Share the Road program encouraged motorists to slow down while on the road in order to...

Apr 21, 2015, 16:30 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.

Media Advisory: ATA to Host Press Briefing on Trucking's Priorities

American Trucking Associations' chief policy official and head of legislative affairs will participate in an on-the-record briefing for reporters...

Apr 21, 2015, 12:00 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.

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Gained 1.1% in March

American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.1% in March, following a revised drop of 2.8%...

Apr 20, 2015, 09:15 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.

ATA Urges the Obama Administration to Act to Reduce Truck Speeds

 Today, American Trucking Associations leaders renewed their call for the Department of Transportation to move forward with a rule requiring...

Apr 18, 2015, 07:30 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.

Share the Road Drivers Deliver Safety Message to Waynesboro, Va.

 Drivers from American Trucking Associations' Share the Road Program will attend a Community Awareness Day, April 18 in Waynesboro, Va., to...

Apr 17, 2015, 15:30 ET
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FASTPORT's JobMaps Named Newest ATA Featured Product

Today, American Trucking Associations welcomed FASTPORT's JobMaps, as its latest ATA Featured Product. "We are facing an increasing shortage of...

Apr 17, 2015, 13:30 ET
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ATA's TMC Awards 100th VMRS Specialist Certification

American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council has awarded its 100th Certified VMRS Specialist accreditation to Misty...

Apr 17, 2015, 11:30 ET
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ATA Honored with EPA SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Special Merit Award

Today, American Trucking Associations was honored to be named one of three national SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Special Merit Award winners by the...

Apr 15, 2015, 15:15 ET
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ATA Joins Call to Fund Long-Term Highway Bill

Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves urged the Obama administration and Congress to quickly come together on a...

Apr 13, 2015, 09:30 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.

ATA Urges Motorists to Remain Attentive on the Road

 Today, as part of National Distracted Driving Month, American Trucking Associations is urging motorists to put their cell phones away and...

Apr 10, 2015, 13:30 ET
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Velociti Inc. Renews ATA Featured Product Agreement

Today, American Trucking Associations and Velociti Inc., a transportation and networking technology services firm, announced they are renewing...

Apr 03, 2015, 11:30 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

U.S. Legal Services Once Again Named ATA Featured Product Provider

ARLINGTON, Va., April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations and U.S. Legal Services announced they were...

Apr 01, 2015, 14:45 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.

ATA Safety Management Council Steering Committee Meets

Today, members of American Trucking Associations' Safety Management Council began meeting here to discuss a myriad of important safety issues...

Apr 01, 2015, 14:14 ET
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Truckload Turnover Remained High in Fourth Quarter

According to ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello, turnover at truckload fleets – a barometer of the driver shortage – remained very high...

Mar 26, 2015, 12:50 ET
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America's Road Team Brings Safety Message to Mid-America Trucking Show

Members of American Trucking Associations' America's Road Team are bringing the message of highway safety to the Mid-America Trucking Show this...

Mar 26, 2015, 09:41 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.

ATA Again Asks FMCSA to Make Common Sense Fix to Safety Measurement System

 In comments filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the American Trucking Associations again urged the agency to make a...

Mar 25, 2015, 09:43 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.

ATA Endorses HELP Inc.'s PrePass Services

Today, American Trucking Associations announced it has named HELP Inc.'s PrePass services an Endorsed ATA Featured Product, expanding the existing...

Mar 24, 2015, 12:00 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.

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 3.1% in February

American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 3.1% in February, following a revised gain of...