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  • 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

  • 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