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Jan 08, 2018, 21:26 ET Statement of ATA President and CEO Chris Spear on Passing of Jim Johnston

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement about the death of Jim Johnston, president of the...


Jan 05, 2018, 09:24 ET ATA Offers Support for Proposed Association Health Plan Rule

Today, the American Trucking Associations said it welcomed a proposal by the U.S. Department of Labor making it easier for small businesses and...


Jan 02, 2018, 17:20 ET Statement from ATA President Chris Spear on Retirement of Chairman Shuster

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement after an announcement by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.),...


Dec 21, 2017, 05:00 ET America's Road Team Provides Holiday Safety Tips for Winter Conditions

Today, American Trucking Associations and America's Road Team Captains are spreading holiday cheer—along with critical safety tips for traveling...


Dec 20, 2017, 14:51 ET ATA Commends Congress on Passage of Tax Overhaul

The American Trucking Associations today applauded Congress for passing major tax reform legislation, which now heads to the President's desk to be...


Dec 20, 2017, 12:34 ET ATA President Calls on Congress to Support Trucking's Growth

Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear told a Senate panel that the federal government needs to invest more in highway...


Dec 19, 2017, 11:59 ET ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 2.3% in November

American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped again in November, adding 2.3% in addition to...


Dec 18, 2017, 14:02 ET ATA Hails Arrival of ELD Mandate Effective Date

Today, the American Trucking Associations welcomed the effective date of the long-awaited requirement for commercial truck drivers to record their...


Dec 16, 2017, 14:00 ET Share the Road Delivers Wreaths Across America to Arlington Cemetery

Today, American Trucking Associations and ATA's Share the Road Highway Safety Program celebrated the arrival of the Wreaths Across America convoy...


Dec 07, 2017, 13:05 ET Large Truckload Driver Turnover Rate Rose in Third Quarter

The turnover rate at large truckload fleets rose five percentage points in the third quarter to an annualized rate of 95%, according to American...


Dec 07, 2017, 10:41 ET Safety Leader Touts Trucking's Safety Investment at Congressional Roundtable

Today, American Trucking Associations reiterated the industry's strong record of investing in and implementing innovative technologies to improve...


Dec 06, 2017, 17:00 ET ATA: RIDOT Publishes Inadequate Environmental Assessment of Impact of Truck Tolls

Today, the American Trucking Associations and its state affiliate, the Rhode Island Trucking Association called on the Federal Highway...


Nov 21, 2017, 11:59 ET ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 3.3% in October

American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 3.3% in October, following a 1.9% decline...


Nov 20, 2017, 16:00 ET ATA Serves up Safe Driving Tips for Thanksgiving Travel

Today, American Trucking Associations and ATA's Share the Road highway safety program provide tips for safe driving ahead of Thanksgiving...


Nov 16, 2017, 17:52 ET ATA Commends House For Passing Tax Reform To Help "Get the Economy Moving Ahead at Full Speed"

The American Trucking Associations issued the following statement today, commending the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of the "Tax Cuts and...


Nov 15, 2017, 22:05 ET Curtis Carr Named National Safety Director of the Year

Today, American Trucking Associations' Safety Management Council announced Curtis Carr of Estes Express Lines as the winner of the 2017 National...


Nov 15, 2017, 22:04 ET Gary Plant Named Trucking's National Driver of the Year

Today, American Trucking Associations' Safety Management Council recognized outstanding trucking leaders at the Safety, Security and Human...


Nov 14, 2017, 17:05 ET Trucking Industry Observes Traffic Incident Response Week

This week, American Trucking Associations and America's Road Team are observing Traffic Incident Response Week and encourage all motorists to...


Nov 11, 2017, 16:15 ET ATA, America's Road Team Celebrate Veterans and Active Military Members

This Veterans Day, American Trucking Associations and America's Road Team recognize the men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces, and...


Nov 09, 2017, 15:05 ET Share the Road Program Completes Safety Tour of Virginia and West Virginia Schools

Today, the Share the Road highway safety program wrapped up a month in which professional truck drivers toured high schools in Virginia and West...


Nov 06, 2017, 11:42 ET Registration Opens for ATA's TMC 2018 Annual Meeting

American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council announced it was opening registration for its 2018 Annual Meeting &...


Oct 27, 2017, 20:30 ET ATA Congratulates Scott Mugno on OSHA Nomination

Today, the American Trucking Associations congratulated Scott Mugno, vice president of safety, sustainability and vehicle maintenance at FedEx...


Oct 24, 2017, 16:55 ET ATA Launches New Workforce Development Effort

Today, American Trucking Associations announced it was creating a Workforce Development Subcommittee to address the critical issue of recruiting,...


Oct 24, 2017, 15:00 ET ATA Board Endorses Comprehensive Automated Truck Policy

Today, the Board of Directors of the American Trucking Associations unanimously approved the federation's first-ever policy for the development of...


Oct 24, 2017, 14:54 ET TCW's Dave Manning Elected 73rd ATA Chairman

Today, the American Trucking Associations' Board of Directors elected Dave Manning, president of TCW Inc., Nashville, Tennessee, as the...