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.
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.
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.
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.
The full results of the 2017 TMC National Technicians Skills Competitions - TMCSuperTech and TMCFutureTech.
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.
Orlando, Florida – Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council opened up the 13th annual National Technician Skills Competitions at the Marriott Orlando World Center.
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.
This weekend, American Trucking Associations kicks off the weeklong celebration of the trucking industry’s 3.5 million professional truck drivers by formally announcing the start of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
Today, the American Trucking Associations thanked the House of Representatives for rejecting an 11th hour effort to delay implementation of the electronic logging device mandate, slated for December of this year.