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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.

  • Horvath to head safety at ATA

    August 14, 2018 3:25PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is naming Dan Horvath their new vice president of safety policy. In the role Horvath will oversee the association’s Safety Policy and Hazardous Material committees, as well as representing ATA and its

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • ATA pleased with proposed worker ID reforms

    March 31, 2017 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    ARLINGTON, VA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is thanking leaders of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee for the introduction of legislation to increase the efficiency and security of the trucking industry by transitioning the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program close to a “one-stop-shop” for clearances.

  • ATA seeking guidelines regarding hair testing for drugs

    March 21, 2017 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    ARLINGTON, VA – Chris Spear, president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American Trucking Associations has submitted a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary, Tom Price, calling on Washington to hastily provide guidelines and standards for the use of hair samples in mandatory drug testing of truck drivers.