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A Truck Driver’s View on New Distracted Driving Smart Phone Features

Hearing the news that a technology leader such as Apple developed a software update that will promote safer driving is amazing. As a truck driver, I have to be very aware of my surroundings at all times, and the risk added to doing my job by other motorists texting and driving goes up dramatically for myself and everyone else on the road. Being able to prevent accidents and save lives is my main focus, so having tech companies create features on phones that will prevent distracted driving is a great idea that should receive more attention. I hope this is the first of many steps technology companies take in eliminating the distracted driving epidemic.



ATA & Nation's Truck Drivers Prepare for Solar Eclipse

American Trucking Associations, along with millions of travelers and 3.5 million American truck drivers, will watch the solar eclipse on August 21. The trucking industry is responsible for moving the nation’s goods during the eclipse and asks for the public’s assistance in ensuring safety on the country’s roads and bridges.


ATA Unveils National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Logo

Today, American Trucking Associations revealed a new logo and toolkit for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2017 and announced the opening of an online store featuring products aimed at celebrating America’s 3.5 million professional drivers.


ATA Adds Bendix as ATA Corporate Partner

American Trucking Associations announced Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix), a leading supplier of commercial vehicle safety technologies, as the newest ATA Corporate Partner and Featured Product provider. The two groups also announced Bendix will continue as supporters of ATA’s image and outreach activities including ATA’s Interstate One Image Truck and ATA’s Share the Road highway safety program. The company has also sponsored the National Truck Driving Championship Grand Champion award for the past six years.


Coaching Programs, Teamwork Lead to Safer Highways

A team approach to safety can pay huge dividends for the motoring public, trucking companies, and the truck drivers themselves. At my company, TCW, I’m pleased to report that we established a Master Coach program and are already seeing benefits in the form of improved safety performance and fuel efficiency. In conversations with management, the one reason they always point to for our recent improvements is the Master Coach program, so let me explain what it entails.



ATA Renews U.S. Bank as Part of Featured Product Program for Fourth Year

Today, American Trucking Associations announced that U.S. Bank, provider of industry-leading freight payment solutions and issuer of the Voyager Fleet Card for all vehicle classes, will once again be an ATA Featured Product provider. This is the fourth consecutive year the bank has participated in the program, which provides ATA’s members with visibility to key products and services.