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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.


FedEx Freight’s McLean Wins Unprecedented Third TMCSuperTech Crown

Today, the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council announced that Mark McLean, a FedEx Freight technician from Montgomery, New York, had won his third Grand Champion title at the National Technicians Skills Competitions, most in the 13-year history of the event.


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.


Experienced Leaders to Capitol Hill Team

Today, the American Trucking Associations is pleased to announce the hiring of Ed Gilroy as the federation’s new senior vice president of legislative affairs and Jay Lim as vice president of legislative affairs.



104 Technicians Qualify for TMCSuperTech Finals

Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council announced that 104 competitors have moved on to the finals of the National Technician Skills Competition – TMCSuperTech.



ATA Urges Congress to Support Automated Vehicle Development

Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation about the importance of including commercial vehicles in the discussion around automated vehicles and urged the Federal government not to stifle innovation around the technology.