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Issue Update

ATA Files V2V Comments

On Oct. 20, ATA filed comments with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on its Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications for light vehicles. ATA supported a dedicated 5.9GHZ frequency band for the connected vehicle program and highway safety, and also supported minimum performance requirements for DSRC devices and GPS.

Economy

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 0.5% in October

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.5% in October, following a revised decline of 0.8% during the previous month. In October, the index equaled 132.1 (2000=100), which was the second highest level on record after August.

November 18, 2014

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Unchanged in September

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was unchanged in September, following a gain of 1.6% the previous month. In September the index equaled 132.6 (2000=100), the same as in August and a record high.

October 21, 2014

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 1.6% in August to New Record High

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.6% in August, following a gain of 1.5% the previous month. In August, the index equaled 132.6 (2000=100) versus 130.5 in July. August’s index is the highest on record, surpassing November 2013 (131.0).

September 23, 2014

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Safety

ATA’S NTSB COMMENTS: FURTHER CLARIFICATION NEEDED ON INVESTIGATION PROCEDURES

On October 31, 2014, ATA filed comments responding to a proposal by the National Transportation Safety Board to update the regulations governing the Board’s investigation procedures. The Board’s proposal intended both to clarify their investigative procedures as well as to divide regulatory procedures into individual sections concerning each mode of transportation.

ATA Safety Council Honors Fleets, Safety Professionals

American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council honored a number of fleets, safety professionals and a state association with awards at the group’s annual Safety and Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition last week in Orlando, Fla.


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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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