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  • 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

  • Truck tonnage slipped in March

    April 23, 2019 1:36PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage slipped 2.3% in March, but was 1.6% stronger year-over-year, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). “In March, and really the first quarter in total, tonnage was negatively impacted by bad winter storms

  • U.S. driver turnover slowed in fourth quarter

    March 13, 2019 2:06PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Truck driver turnover in the U.S. fell by 9% for large fleets in the fourth quarter of 2018, to 78%. That’s down 10% year-over-year. In 2018, the turnover at large fleets averaged 89%. At smaller carriers, the

  • ATA welcomes Trump’s comments on infrastructure, trade

    February 6, 2019 7:14AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments on infrastructure and trade during last night’s State of the Union address. “Tonight, President Trump called for a national, bipartisan effort to restore our country’s declining

  • ‘Banner year’ for truck tonnage comes to end

    January 22, 2019 12:49PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage dipped 4.3% in December, but closed out the full year 2018 up 6.6% compared to 2017. That marked the largest annual gain since 1998 and was much stronger than the 3.8% increase in

  • U.S. driver turnover slows

    January 3, 2019 10:25AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Truck driver turnover in the U.S. fell 11% in the third quarter, undoing two quarters of increases in the annualized churn rate. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported turnover at large truckload carriers dropped to 87%, marking

  • California denied own meal and rest break rules

    January 2, 2019 8:34AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – California will not be able to implement its own state rest break rules, thanks to a Department of Transportation ruling that came before Christmas. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao granted a federal petition that pre-empts state rest break

  • U.S. truck tonnage rose in November: ATA

    December 18, 2018 12:06PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage rose 0.4% in November, and was 7.6% stronger year-over-year. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index reached a level of 118.9, up from October’s reading of 118.4. “The fact that tonnage

  • Race to beat tariffs causes truck tonnage spike

    November 20, 2018 12:07PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage spiked 6.3% in October, posting a year-over-year increase of 9.5%. “After slowing at the end of the third quarter, truck freight surged in October,” said ATA chief economist Bob Costello. “Last month’s strength

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    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,