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  • News Equipment

    Mack donates Anthem to attract veterans

    November 19, 2018 9:15AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack Trucks has donated an Anthem with 70-inch stand-up sleeper to the American Trucking Associations (ATA) to help the group recruit military veterans. The camo Anthem will travel across the U.S. and be used to encourage veterans

  • How to attract – and keep – millennials

    October 31, 2018 11:26AM by James Menzies

    AUSTIN, Texas – Attracting millennials to the trucking industry isn’t impossible, but they’re more likely to be drawn to a company and a role with purpose. That was one of the conclusions of a panel discussion on attracting millennials, at

  • Reflections from trucking legends

    October 31, 2018 10:49AM by James Menzies

    AUSTIN, Texas – To be a successful business leader sometimes requires you to step outside your comfort zone. That was one of the takeaways from a panel discussion featuring trucking legends, hosted at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference &

  • Infrastructure and the cost of doing nothing

    October 29, 2018 2:51PM by James Menzies

    AUSTIN, Texas – Everyone knows the U.S. economy is humming, so the popular All Eyes on the Economy session at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition was replaced this year with discussion of a topic that’s not

  • Driver shortage trucking industry’s top concern

    October 29, 2018 9:11AM by Truck News

    AUSTIN, Texas – The driver shortage has emerged as the trucking industry’s top concern for the second year in a row. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) published its list of the top 10 critical issues facing the trucking industry,

  • U.S. takes step towards allowing hair testing

    October 25, 2018 7:39AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. signed into law yesterday legislation that will allow fleets to employ hair testing, a move the American Trucking Associations (ATA) has been lobbying for. The bill, which cleared Congress, was designed to combat the opioid

  • Truck tonnage softens in Q3

    October 23, 2018 1:13PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage slid 0.8% in September, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). “Truck freight slowed at the end of the third quarter,” said ATA chief economist Bob Costello. “As anticipated, the year-over-year gains have

  • Driver turnover on the rise: ATA

    October 3, 2018 11:37AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Driver turnover at large truckload fleets hit its highest level since 2015, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). “So far this year, the turnover rate at large truckload fleets is up 10 percentage points,” said ATA

  • ATA comments on trade agreement

    October 2, 2018 7:53AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) this week welcomed a new trade agreement with Canada. “ATA is pleased that the United States, Canada and Mexico will continue their nearly 25-year-long tradition of free and open trade among North

  • News Equipment

    TMC, PIT Group form partnership

    September 21, 2018 10:59AM by Truck News

    ORLANDO, Fla. – PIT Group has announced a strategic partnership with the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations. The two groups will exchange technical and truck maintenance expertise. TMC will partner with PIT Group in field

  • Truck tonnage gains slow due to last year’s strength

    September 21, 2018 10:37AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – For-hire truck tonnage in the U.S. slumped 1.8% in August, but remained 4.5% better year-over-year, according to the American Trucking Associations. Year-to-date, tonnage is up 7.6%, far outpacing the annual gain of 3.8% seen in 2017. “Truck

  • U.S. truck tonnage posts strongest gains in three months

    August 22, 2018 10:34AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage rose 1.9% in July, according to the latest data from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). June’s decrease in tonnage was revised up to -0.5%. The index was up 8.6% year-over-year in July, bettering

  • News Equipment

    ATA maintenance council releases updated technical guide

    August 9, 2018 4:23PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va — The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) says there are more than 40 new or revised practices in its new recommended practices manual. The group released the 2018-2019 manual was released this week with

  • Truck tonnage to remain at “very high levels”: ATA

    July 24, 2018 12:51PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage dipped 0.4% in June, but was up 7.8% year-over-year. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported the y-o-y gain was higher than the 7.4% rise in May. Year-to-date, tonnage is up 7.9%, far outpacing

  • One of the best freight markets ever continues: ATA

    June 20, 2018 12:04PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage rose 0.7% in May, and was 7.8% stronger than May 2017, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The ATA also revised up the originally reported 2.2% gain in April to 2.7%. Year-to-date