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Issue Update

ATA Opposes FMCSA’s Proposed Certification Label Rule

On Aug 3 ATA filed written comments to FMCSA’s proposed rulemaking addressing missing Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards certification labels for commercial motor vehicles operated by U.S.–domiciled motor carriers. ATA informed FMCSA that it adamantly opposes the implementation of this proposed CMV certification label rule for several reasons.

Economy

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 0.5% in June

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.5% in June, following a revised gain of 0.8% during May. In June, the index equaled 131.1 (2000=100). The all-time high of 135.8 was reached in January 2015.

July 21, 2015

Driver Turnover Falls in First Quarter of 2015

Annualized turnover rates at large and small truckload fleets each fell 12 percentage points in the first quarter of the year, according to American Trucking Associations’ Chief Economist Bob Costello.

July 14, 2015

Safety Expenditure Study

ATA invites all for-hire and private motor carriers—members and non-members—to take part in the 2015 Safety Expenditure Study. The goals of this first-of-it’s-time project are to 1) quantify the industry’s annual investment in safety programs and practices; 2) help inform ATA’s safety-related educational and advocacy activities; and 3) create a safety investment benchmark tool for carriers to evaluate company expenditures with peer groups.

July 06, 2015

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Safety

America's Road Team Captains Offer Life Saving Tips for Holiday Travel

This Labor Day weekend 35.5 million travelers will travel more than 50 miles for one final summer getaway, making it one of the busiest holiday travel weekends of the year. America's Road Team, elite professional truck drivers with millions of accident-free miles, are offering advice on how to navigate through highway traffic and arrive at your destination safely.

All the Opinion That Wasn't Fit to Print

The following is an oped column by American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves that was submitted to, and rejected by, The New York Times in response to the latest in a series of baseless and defamatory editorials, letters and columns published by the paper. This particular column – already the subject of a correction – was written by a former ATA employee.

America’s Road Team Captains Visit Ft. Benning

American Trucking Associations and the America’s Road Team Captains are in Ft. Benning today for the Military Transportation Job Fair presented by Hiring Our Heroes and Fastport. America’s Road Team Captains are elite professional truck drivers with millions of accident-free miles and represent the 3.4 million professional truck drivers across the nation who are committed to safety and efficiency while delivering America’s goods.


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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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