Truck News


  • ATA calling for improved infrastructure funding

    February 23, 2018 11:50AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is pulling out all the stops in an effort to get the government to invest in upgraded infrastructure in the United States. The association launched Road to a Better Future, a website

  • 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

  • Martinez confirmed as FMCSA head

    February 14, 2018 6:23PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, VA – Ray Martinez has been confirmed as the new head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in the United States. President and CEO of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Chris Spear congratulated Martinez and says the

  • White House Infrastructure plan falls short: ATA

    February 13, 2018 10:35AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, VA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) says the new infrastructure plan from the White House falls short on what’s needed to repair roadways, and is calling for more funding. President Trump kicked off infrastructure week in the nation’s

  • 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

  • ATA welcomes U.S. ELD mandate

    December 19, 2017 7:00AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) welcomed the long-awaited arrival of a law that requires truckers in the U.S. to record their hours-of-service electronically using an electronic logging device (ELD). The rule went into effect Dec. 18. “Electronic

  • U.S. truck tonnage up in October: ATA

    November 21, 2017 12:36PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage increased 3.3% in October, and was up 9.9% year-over-year, according to the For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). That marked the largest year-over-year increase since December 2013, ATA reports.

  • Bison wins ATA safety award

    November 19, 2017 7:42PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Bison Transport has won first place in the American Trucking Associations’ National Truck Safety Contest for the seventh consecutive year. The carrier won the award Nov. 14, for having the lowest U.S. Department of Transportation recordable accident

  • Slow, sustainable growth sets stage for a strong 2018

    October 25, 2017 9:55PM by James Menzies

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Demand for trucking services in the U.S. has increased, and in a more sustainable way than it has in the past, setting the stage for a strong 2018. That was the feel-good consensus expressed at the popular

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    Mack vows to hold ground in strongest segments, grow longhaul

    October 25, 2017 8:39PM by James Menzies

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Mack Trucks will hold its ground in construction and refuse segments where it has traditionally been strong, while growing its longhaul segment presence. That was the commitment from Jonathan Randall, senior vice-president of sales, who spoke at

  • Volvo envisions a future without traffic accidents

    October 25, 2017 8:11PM by Truck News

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Volvo Trucks shared its vision for a world without traffic accidents, during a seminar at the American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition. Safety has been a core value of the company since 1927. “Each year

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    New Cascadia gets upgrades, Detroit launches telematics app

    October 23, 2017 2:00PM by Truck News

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Freightliner continues to expand the options available on its new Cascadia, with several enhancements announced at the American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition. New upgrades include keyless entry, and a medical device power supply for

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    DTNA optimistic about year ahead, continuing to push technology

    October 23, 2017 1:35PM by James Menzies

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Roger Nielsen, president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), is anticipating a strong year for truck sales in 2018. “We see a strong finish to 2017, as well as good business next year,”

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    International predicting stronger truck demand

    October 22, 2017 10:28PM by James Menzies

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Navistar International sees stronger truck demand carrying into 2018, and expects to increase its share as demand increases. Michael Cancelliere, president of truck and parts for Navistar International, said at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference &

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    International opens Uptime Command Center, launches online marketplace

    October 22, 2017 10:18PM by James Menzies

    ORLANDO, Fla. – International Truck has announced the launch of its new Uptime Command Center, with the aim of getting trucks back on the road within 48 hours of a problem. The program was announced at the American Trucking Associations’