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Economy

ATA Announces First Annual Economic Summit

Today, American Trucking Associations announced it will be hosting the first annual ATA Economic Summit July 20 in Arlington, Va., for its motor carrier and private fleet members.

March 14, 2017

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 6.2% in December

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 6.2% in December, following a revised 8.4% jump during November. (November’s index was revised up slightly from our press release on December 20, 2016.) In December, the index equaled 133.8 (2000=100), down from 142.7 in November. The all-time high was 144 in February.

January 24, 2017

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 8.2% in November

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index surged 8.2% in November, following a 0.3% drop during October. In November, the index equaled 142.4 (2000=100), up from 131.6 in October. The all-time high was 144 in February.

December 20, 2016

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Safety

ATA Welcomes Withdrawal of Safety Fitness Determination Proposal

Today, the American Trucking Associations said the decision by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to withdraw its proposed safety fitness determination rule was a positive step for the agency to improving its Compliance, Safety, Accountability system.

ATA Calls on HHS to Set Hair Testing Standards

Yesterday, in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear called for the federal government to quickly release guidelines and standards for the use of hair samples in mandatory drug testing of truck drivers.

ATA Pleased by Release of DOT Hours of Service Restart Report

Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear said the trucking industry was pleased by the release of a U.S. Department of Transportation report that found no benefit to the onerous and unjustified restrictions placed on the use of


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Sustainability

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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