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ATA President Outlines Vision for Trucking, Federation

In his first State of the Industry Address, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear made a case for industry unity and called on ATA to move forward and lead on a host of issues, ranging from autonomous vehicle technology to funding the nation’s infrastructure, despite gridlock and other challenges facing the industry.



Incoming ATA Chairman Touts Need for Highway Investment

In a roundtable discussion hosted by Rep. Sam Graves, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc., Dayton, Ohio, and incoming chairman of the American Trucking Associations, emphasized the important role of well-maintained infrastructure to the trucking industry.


ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 5.7% in August

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 5.7% in August, following a 2.1% decline during July. In August, the index equaled 141.8 (2000=100), up from 134.2 in July. The all-time high was 144 in February.


ATA Names Rusty Duckworth as New CFO

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear today announced that Rusty Duckworth has been promoted to the position of chief financial officer.



ATA Pleased by Court Win Over New York State Thruway Tolls

Today, American Trucking Associations officials said they were pleased that a federal court ruled against New York State’s practice of using tolls paid by interstate truckers as a piggybank to finance unrelated tourism and recreation projects that make up the New York Canal System.