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  • Top truck technology nominated for annual award

    February 18, 2020 4:12PM by Today's Trucking

    TORONTO, Ont. – A committee of North American writers who cover the trucking industry has unveiled its Top 5 finalists for the 2020 Jim Winsor Technical Achievement Award. The honor — presented during the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) annual

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    Truck driver shortage? Think again, says U.S. labor expert.

    September 11, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Cries of a looming — or existing — driver shortage are echoed on both sides of the border. They regularly emerge in employer surveys that identify trucking’s biggest challenges, and positions taken by industry lobby groups. Kristen Monaco of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn’t buy it.

  • ATA, NACV Show partner to deliver educational conference

    July 19, 2019 10:57AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – The North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show) is partnering with the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and its Transport Topics publication to host a half-day educational conference. Scheduled for Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon, it

  • Search for truck drivers should include youth, urban centers, military: Spear

    March 20, 2019 8:02AM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – When American Trucking Associations president Chris Spear looks at youth, urban centers and military ranks, he sees opportunities to expand the trucking industry’s labor pool. But reaching out to any of the groups will require some different

  • PIT Group and TMC to validate fuel economy, electromechanical braking

    March 17, 2019 12:08PM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Quebec-based PIT Group and the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) are pushing forward with joint research into fuel-saving and emerging braking technologies. PIT Group is reviewing and validating the test data used to develop

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    ‘No reason to worry’ about slowing economy: Costello

    October 30, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    AUSTIN, Texas – Bob Costello, the chief economist for the American Trucking Associations, is confident that the second-longest economic expansion in U.S. history will continue – despite some signs of softening in recent months. “There’s no reason to worry,” he

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    Spear goes on offensive in ATA address

    October 29, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    AUSTIN, Texas – American Trucking Associations president and CEO Chris Spear went on the offensive during his annual state of the industry address today, calling for changes to everything from minimum driving ages to new drug testing tools and a massive infrastructure investment.

  • Caution is urged for those travelling in the shadow of Hurricane Florence

    September 12, 2018 12:01PM by Truck News

    CHARLOTTE, S.C. – As the Southeastern United States prepares for Hurricane Florence the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) are urging caution to fleets and drivers that may be in the area. Tuesday more

  • More than $700 billion generated by trucking in the U.S. in 2017: ATA

    August 20, 2018 3:39PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. trucking industry was generated more than $700 billion dollars in revenue in 2017 according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The organization released its annual collection of trucking data, the “ATA American Trucking Trends 2018.”

  • ATA signs on to Trump worker training pledge

    July 20, 2018 8:40PM by Truck News

    Arlington, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) intends to provide 50,000 people enhanced career opportunities as part of a Trump administration plan to provide pathways to better careers for those in the U.S. The ATA joined 22 other companies

  • ATA sues Rhode Island over ‘Rhodeworks’ toll program

    July 11, 2018 1:03PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and three motor carriers are suing the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation in a U.S. Federal Court. The suit, filed in U.S. district court in Rhode Island July 10,

  • ATA relaunches dues-based accounting and finance council

    June 29, 2018 4:16PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has announced the revival of the National Accounting and Finance Council (NAFC). The council will be reinstated with the new, dues-based membership structure on July 1 for the first time since 2013.

  • ATA lauds proposed HoS changes in the U.S.

    June 22, 2018 7:40PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is lauding two members of the U.S. Congress for introducing legislation that will provide more flexibility around Hours of Service (HoS) if passed. The Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety, or HOURS Act,

  • Lowering the CDL age in the U.S. a mistake: OOIDA

    May 2, 2018 5:01PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to block efforts to lower the age at which a commercial driver’s license can be obtained. The organization sent a letter to

  • ATA to Congress: eliminate ‘patchwork’ of break and rest periods in the U.S.

    May 1, 2018 6:26PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is calling a move to unify rest and break periods for transportation workers in the United States a good one. A regulatory amendment passed by the Congressional House of Representatives last week