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  • 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

  • Truck tonnage decreases, but remains strong

    April 24, 2018 12:16PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – For-hire truck tonnage in the U.S. decreased 1.1% in March, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The February decline was revised down from 2.6%, to 0.8%. Year-over-year, tonnage was up 6.3%, and for all of 2017

  • Fleet reps tout U.S. tax cuts

    April 12, 2018 4:11PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives from three carriers belonging to the American Trucking Associations (ATA) visited the White House Rose Garden today, touting tax relief under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The executives and employees from Werner Enterprises, Crete Carrier

  • ATA names director of safety policy

    April 4, 2018 2:32PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has named Dan Horvath, a former director of compliance and safety at TransForce Inc., as its new director of safety policy. He’s also been an auditor with the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier

  • U.S. bill would allow 18-year-old truck drivers

    March 22, 2018 3:40PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is applauding a federal bill that would recognize commercial drivers as young as 18, up from the limit of 21 years that applies today. Most states allow people to hold a commercial

  • ATA aiming for inclusiveness in mid-year meeting rebranding

    March 20, 2018 4:39PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Changes are coming to the American Trucking Associations (ATA) mid-year meeting. In an effort to be more inclusive, the organization is re-branding the May Leadership Meeting as the Mid-Year Management Session, aiming to show value to a

  • U.S. truck tonnage up 2% in January

    February 20, 2018 12:33PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage rose 2% in January, reflecting a solid freight environment in a typically weak month. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was up 8.8% year-over-year. For all of 2017, the index

  • ATA shines light on human trafficking

    February 5, 2018 9:48AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, VA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and America’s Road Team have been joining together in the fight against human trafficking, as part of National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and have further plans to shine a light on the

  • Rising truck tonnage reflects strong economy: ATA

    December 19, 2017 12:04PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage spiked 2.3% in November, adding to the 3.9% increase recorded in October. The American Trucking Associations reported the index was up 7.6% year-over-year in November. Year-to-date, truck tonnage is up 3.5% through the

  • U.S. truck tonnage slips in June

    July 18, 2017 1:13PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – For-hire truck tonnage in the U.S. slid 4.3% in June, according to the latest data from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The loss comes on the heels of a 6.9% gain in May, and is 1.3% stronger

  • The View with Lou: Street wise?

    November 13, 2014 8:00AM by Lou Smyrlis

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  • Tonnage index hits new high: ATA

    September 23, 2014 3:39PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – American truck tonnage figures were exceptionally strong last month. The American Trucking Associations said its seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.6% in August, coming in at 132.6, which is the highest index on record. The

  • Nominations open for industry image award

    August 8, 2014 9:36AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – It’s time to reward those who put the industry in good light. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is looking for nominations for the 8th annual Mike Russell Trucking Industry Image Award. The honour, which is sponsored by