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  • Dealing with conflicting marijuana rules in the U.S. tricky for carriers

    October 7, 2019 6:28PM by Derek Clouthier

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Unlike Canada, which has federally legalized the recreational use of marijuana, the U.S. is all over the map when it comes to the drug’s use. During a panel discussion at the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Management

  • ATA president calls for improvements to NAFTA during MCE keynote address

    October 7, 2019 2:16PM by Derek Clouthier

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – In a spirited keynote address, American Trucking Associations (ATA) president and CEO Chris Spear urged those in trucking to “get out and kick some ass” in an effort to advocate for the betterment of the industry.

  • Volvo makes headway in Canadian market

    October 6, 2019 7:56PM by Derek Clouthier

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) highlighted its success in Canada during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference and Exhibition today, saying it now owns a 13.9% market share north of the border. “We are building market

  • Lytx data shows reduction in truck driver fatigue

    October 6, 2019 3:08PM by Derek Clouthier

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Drowsy driving, late response times, and falling asleep at the wheel have all decreased in the trucking sector between November 2018 and August 2019. Fleet and compliance management solutions company Lytx provided its “State of the

  • FMCSA says infrastructure upgrades will stoke already hot U.S. economy

    October 6, 2019 12:31PM by Derek Clouthier

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) annual Management Conference (MCE) and Exhibition opened on a positive note yesterday, painting an economic picture that has benefited the industry for years. The U.S. economy has been growing at a

  • 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 says freight tonnage to increase 25.6% by 2030

    August 21, 2019 12:45PM by Truck News-East

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is predicting continued growth in the industry, with a 25.6% increase in tonnage by 2030. The projection stems from the ATA’s latest Freight Transportation Forecast: 2019 to 2030, an annual release on

  • Truck tonnage fell in June: ATA

    July 23, 2019 12:16PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage decreased 1.1% in June, on the heels of a 4% decline the month before. “Tonnage continues to show resilience as it posted the 26th year-over-year increase despite falling for the second straight month

  • 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

  • ‘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

  • 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

  • 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 &