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November 8, 2017

Only Fuel Tax Hike Can Deliver on Infrastructure Promise, ATRI Says

It will take nothing less than an increase in the federal tax on motor fuels if President Trump’s vision for a trillion-dollar investment in the nation’s infrastructure is ever to be realized. That’s the stark conclusion of a new report just issued by the American Transportation Research Institute.

October 24, 2017

ATA Elects Dave Manning as 73rd Chairman

American Trucking Associations’ board of directors has elected Dave Manning, president of TCW from Nashville, Tenn., as the federation’s 73rd Chairman.

September 26, 2017

Trump Nominates Martinez to Head FMCSA

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission chief administrator Raymond Martinez has been nominated by the Trump Administration to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

August 7, 2017

Food Transporter Group Launches Food Safety Compliance Tool

American Trucking Associations’ Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference has launched an online self-assessment tool to help fleets stay compliant with new Food Safety Modernization Act rules for food handling and safety.

June 2, 2017

FMCSA Yanks Minimum Insurance Rulemaking

More than three years after launching a rulemaking to increase minimum insurance requirements for trucking, the FMCSA is dropping the effort because it says it has not collected enough information to warrant going forward-- at least for now.

March 21, 2017

ATA Pulling for Hair-Testing Standards

The American Trucking Associations is continuing its push to allow hair-testing to be used in lieu of urinalysis to detect drug use by CDL driver applicants.

December 9, 2016

Turnover Hits 5-Year Low at Large Truckload Fleets

Turnover at truckload fleets with more than $30 million in annual revenue dropped two points to 81% in the third quarter of 2016, according to American Trucking Associations.

December 7, 2016

FMCSA Finally Issues Final Rule on Driver-Training Standards

A very long-awaited final rule on national minimum training standards for entry-level applicants seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license or certain endorsements was announced on Dec. 7 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

December 5, 2016

ATA Taps Cammisa to Head Safety & Connectivity Efforts

The American Trucking Associations has hired Michael Cammisa as the lobby’s new vice president of safety policy and connectivity.

November 23, 2016

Court Enjoins Overtime Rule Change, ATA Applauds Action

A federal judge has halted changes to federal overtime rules that would have taken effect on Dec. 1. Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction on Nov. 22 in a lawsuit brought by the National Retailer Federation along with Attorneys General of 21 states and over 50 business lobbies.

July 8, 2016

ATA Announces Major Executive Team Changes

Dave Osiecki, Karla Hulett and Jeff Mason are no longer with the American Trucking Associations, which is making changes in its executive team in conjunction with Chris Spear taking over as president and CEO.

January 14, 2016

Crash Data Shows Reduction in Trucking-Related Fatalities

Recent analysis by ATA of crash and mileage data has shown a decline in the rate of truck-involved fatalities in both the short and long term.

January 21, 2015

Obama Repeats Call for Tax Reform to Pay for Highway Bill

President Obama used his State of the Union address to repeat his call to reform corporate taxes and spend some of the proceeds on a long-term highway bill.

November 5, 2014

Bobit Business Media Acquires ATA's Truck Fleet Management

Bobit Business Media has acquired the Truck Fleet Management media properties from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) in a deal that closed Nov. 5.

December 10, 2013

Truck Drivers Offer Winter Driving Safety Tips

Winter road conditions can lead to dangerous situations. Fortunately, a team of million mile accident-free drivers are helping to make our roads safer.

October 25, 2013

Driver Shortage Having Impact on Fleet Operations

Recently the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Chief Economist Bob Costello outlined how fleets are adjusting to continued tightness in the driver market.

August 2, 2013

Federal Court Rules on HOS Break Provision

On Aug. 2, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its ruling on the American Trucking Associations’ challenge to the most recent revisions in the hours-of-service rules; striking down a provision requiring short-haul drivers to take 30-minute off-duty break.

June 17, 2013

CSA Safety Scores Must Distinguish Between Preventable and Non-Preventable Accidents

A growing number of fleets contend that Compliance, Safety & Accountability (CSA) program is in need of substantial improvement. Currently, a fleet’s score in the CSA safety monitoring system is based on all fleet-involved crashes, including those that the company’s driver did not cause and could not reasonably have prevented. This scoring criteria is contrary to accepted industry standards and, in the long run, will undermine the validity of the CSA program in the eyes of covered fleets.

March 7, 2013

CEI to Show New Accident Management Tech at ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council Exhibition

The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI) will showcase ClaimsLink Express Lane, the latest version of its online accident management application, at the 2013 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, hosted by the American Trucking Association’s Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC).

February 20, 2013

New Report Summarizes Car-Truck Contribution/Fault in Serious Crashes

A new report released by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) summarizes the car-truck relative contribution/fault findings of several large-scale studies.

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