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American Trucking Associations

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.

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ATA Announces Chris Spear to Succeed Graves as President

Chris Spear, former ATA senior vice president of legislative affairs, has been named the American Trucking Associations' next president and CEO, effective July 9. He succeeds Bill Graves, who is retiring after more than 13 years with ATA.

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.

ATA Announces Summit on Natural Gas in Trucking

ARLINGTON, VA – American Trucking Associations (ATA) announced it will host the first summit dedicated to exploring the full range of issues related to the use of natural gas in the trucking industry.

Truckload Driver Turnover Edges Upward for Large Truck Fleets

ARLINGTON, VA – After a one quarter reprieve, the annualized turnover rate for large truckload fleets rose slightly in the first quarter of 2012 while small truckload fleets saw a tremendous surge in turnover, according to Bob Costello, American Trucking Associations (ATA) chief economist.

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