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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 Pleased to See Obama Administration Overtime Rules Blocked

Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear reacted to a ruling by Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas blocking the Obama Administration’s new overtime rule from taking effect.

Hours-of-Service Flaws Require Immediate Action

Today, leaders of American Trucking Associations again called on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Congress to swiftly address the mounting problems caused by changes to the hours-of-service rules.

OSHA’s “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” Proposed Rule

In a November 8, 2013 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, OSHA proposed to expedite the gathering of information about injuries and illnesses reported on Forms 300, 300A and 301 from covered employers. The agency’s proposal covers a total of 750,000 employers in 1.5M establishments. This rulemaking would only replace section 1904.41 in the current rule and would require a covered employer to file a report electronically, instead of forwarding paper forms. The agency also proposes to make such records publicly available for anyone to inspect.

OSHA Proposes Rule on Injury and Illness Reporting

On Fri., Nov. 8, OSHA issued a lengthy, proposed rule entitled “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” that will change injury and illness reporting by employers from paper means to an electronic method. OSHA also proposes to make this information available to the public, with a few limitations.