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Curtis Carr Named National Safety Director of the Year

Today, American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council announced Curtis Carr of Estes Express Lines as the winner of the 2017 National Safety Director Award. The award was presented during the Awards Banquet at the ATA Safety, Security and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition in Memphis, Tennessee.


ATA Congratulates Scott Mugno on OSHA Nomination

Arlington, Virginia – Today, the American Trucking Associations congratulated Scott Mugno, vice president of safety, sustainability and vehicle maintenance at FedEx Ground, on his nomination to be the next Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.




ATA Launches New Workforce Development Effort

Today, American Trucking Associations announced it was creating a Workforce Development Subcommittee to address the critical issue of recruiting, training and retaining Americans to work in the trucking industry.


ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 7 Percent in August

Arlington, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 7.1% in August, following a 0.5% gain during July. In August, the index equaled 149 (2000=100), up from 139.1 in July.


Truckload Turnover Surges in Second Quarter

The turnover rate at truckload carriers surged in the second quarter of the year, a sign that the market for drivers is quickly tightening, according to American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello.



ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 0.1% in July

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.1% in July, following a 4.4% drop during June. In July, the index equaled 138.5 (2000=100), up from 138.4 in June.


ATA Concerned Reopening of GHG Phase 2 Rule Could Undermine Federal Uniformity

Today, the American Trucking Associations officials said they were concerned that by moving to reopen the second phase of its Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty rule, the Environmental Protection Agency could be setting the stage for California to impose a de facto national standard, superseding federal rules.