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ATA Welcomes Withdrawal of Safety Fitness Determination Proposal

Today, the American Trucking Associations said the decision by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to withdraw its proposed safety fitness determination rule was a positive step for the agency to improving its Compliance, Safety, Accountability system.


Trucking Executives, Professional Drivers to Visit White House

Tomorrow afternoon, leaders of the American Trucking Associations and members of ATA’s elite team of professional drivers, America’s Road Team, are scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump at the White House to discuss the trucking industry and health care.


ATA Calls on HHS to Set Hair Testing Standards

Yesterday, in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear called for the federal government to quickly release guidelines and standards for the use of hair samples in mandatory drug testing of truck drivers.


ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 0.1% in February

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 0.1% in February, following a 2.9% increase during January. (January’s index was unchanged from our press release on February 21, 2017.) In February, the index equaled 138.7 (2000=100), down from 138.9 in January. The all-time high was 142.7 in February 2016.


ATA Names Six to New Leadership Positions

Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear announced that the trucking group has promoted four longtime staffers and hired a new vice president of creative services and creative director and a new director of marketing as part of the federation’s continued retooling.


ATA Announces First Annual Economic Summit

Today, American Trucking Associations announced it will be hosting the first annual ATA Economic Summit July 20 in Arlington, Va., for its motor carrier and private fleet members.