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Hours of Service Restart Relief

On December 13, 2014, Congress passed the FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill providing funding for the vast majority of the federal government, including the Department of Transportation, for the current fiscal year.


ATA Truck Tonnage Index Gained 1.1% in March

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.1% in March, following a revised drop of 2.8% during the previous month. In March, the index equaled 133.5 (2000=100). The all-time high is 135.8, reached in January 2015.

April 21, 2015

Tank Truck Industry Market Analysis Now Available

The National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. (NTTC) today announced the availability of its Tank Truck Industry Market Analysis publication authored by American Trucking Associations’ Chief Economist Bob Costello and his team. The NTTC commissioned the study at the request of its carrier membership to create an economic model to gauge the size and scope of the varied service segments within the tank truck industry.

March 30, 2015

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ATA Outlines Plan to Improve Truck Safety to Congress

In testimony today to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Highway and Transit Subcommittee, American Trucking Associations said continued improvement in truck safety will need new strategies to better address the primary causes of highway crashes.

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ATA Receives Top Honoree EPA SmartWay Award on Earth Day

Today, American Trucking Associations is proud to be recognized as one of three top honorees among an elite group of 10 SmartWay Affiliates by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a 2014 SmartWay Affiliate Challenge award.

Trucking Calls on Washington to Have a Productive 2014

With Congress returning to Washington this week, leaders of American Trucking Associations called on lawmakers and policymakers in Washington to take several steps to improve the nation’s economy and make our highways safer.

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