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  • ATA hails new trade deal

    December 10, 2019 12:00PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A trade deal has been reached between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, which the American Trucking Associations (ATA) says will benefit the trucking industry. The USMCA trade agreement will replace NAFTA after being ratified in Congress. “Now

  • Court approves lawsuit against R.I. truck tolls

    December 6, 2019 7:33AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations has hailed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit that held the trucking group’s lawsuit over Rhode Island’s truck-only tolls could proceed in federal court. “We have long

  • U.S. truck tonnage slid in October

    November 20, 2019 5:37AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage slipped 0.3% in October, according to the latest data from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). That comes on the heels of a 1% bump in September. “October’s tonnage change, both sequentially and year-over-year,

  • U.S. truck tonnage steady in September

    October 22, 2019 12:10PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – For-hire truck tonnage rose 0.2% in September, after a 4% decline in August. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) noted its index tracks contract freight, which is holding up better than the spot market. “This was the first

  • NACV show expands education sessions

    September 24, 2019 3:49PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – The biennial North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show) has expanded its educational sessions, and will offer all the new NACV Show Solutions Theaters’ educational offerings for free. These on-floor sessions add to a series of fee-based

  • U.S. truck tonnage dips, but trend still positive

    September 24, 2019 12:29PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage remained volatile in August, dropping 3.2% on the heels of a 6.2% gain in July, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was up 4.1% year-over-year and year-to-date

  • ATA argues against road tolls

    September 11, 2019 12:43PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has told a House subcommittee that the use of tolls to finance infrastructure construction and maintenance is inefficient, unsafe, and harmful to the trucking industry. “While the trucking industry is willing to

  • ATA Truck Tonnage Index surges 6.6% in July

    August 20, 2019 1:26PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) for-hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 6.6% in July after falling 1.2% in June, the organization said Tuesday. In July, the index equaled 122.7 (2015=100) compared with 115.1 in June, it

  • Container tariffs dodged

    August 16, 2019 7:43AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is celebrating a significant victory in the ongoing tariffs dispute, as tariffs on 53-ft. domestic intermodal containers have been shelved. “Trucking and trade are synonymous and we are happy with this most recent

  • Industry executive warns Congress over USMCA

    July 30, 2019 11:47AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – A trucking industry executive has warned the U.S. Congress that failure to quickly ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement would hurt the sector. “Failing to pass the USMCA would have a negative impact on truck drivers along with

  • UPDATED: U.S. trucker shortage swells to 60,800 in 2018

    July 24, 2019 11:56AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. driver shortage rose to 60,800 last year, up nearly 20% from 50,700 in 2017, the American Trucking Associations said in a study released Wednesday. The group warned that the shortage could hit 100,000 in five

  • ATA urges progress on North American trade deal

    June 20, 2019 1:17PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has commended Mexico for ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, and urges U.S. Congress to move on the deal. “Mexico’s action in ratifying the USMCA is a critical step forward in putting

  • U.S. truck tonnage slips in May

    June 19, 2019 8:06AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage slipped 6.1% in May, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). That came on the heels of a surprising 7% jump in April. “As expected, tonnage corrected in May from the surprising surge

  • Truck tonnage pops in April

    May 21, 2019 12:47PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage spiked 7.4% in April, and was up 7.7% year-over-year, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). “The surge in truck tonnage in April is obviously good for trucking, but it is important to

  • ATA, OOIDA at odds over young driver pilot program

    May 15, 2019 8:17AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is lauding a new pilot program that will allow non-military young drivers to drive commercial trucks in interstate commerce. “ATA supports FMCSA’s efforts to expand on its current work examining younger commercial