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Economy

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 2.7% in May

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.7% in May, following a revised 1.7% drop during April. In May, the index equaled 139 (2000=100), up from 135.3 in April. The all-time high was 144 in February.

June 21, 2016

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 2.1% in April

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 2.1% in April, following a 4.4% drop during March. In April, the index equaled 134.8 (2000=100), down from 137.6 in March. The all-time high was 144 in February.

May 24, 2016

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 4.5% in March

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 4.5% in March, following a 7.2% surge during February. In March, the index equaled 137.6 (2000=100), down from 144 in February. February’s level is an all-time high.

April 19, 2016

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Safety

ATA Applauds House Appropriations Committee for Advancing Truck Safety

Today, American Trucking Associations applauded the House Appropriations Committee for passing a Fiscal Year 2017 transportation spending bill, addressing issues critical to the trucking industry that, without approval, could have immediate impacts on the safety and efficiency of the trucking industry, and interstate commerce across the United States.

ATA Urges Swift Congressional Action to Protect the HOS Restart

Today, American Trucking Associations asked Congress to quickly advance legislation that would maintain the current restart rule, which gives professional truck drivers the flexibility and opportunity to take extended off-duty periods without restrictions.

Trucking’s Good News on Safety

What if I told you, the trucks you share the highways with are safe and getting safer, would you believe it? You wouldn’t know it from reading the news these days, but it’s true.


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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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