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FAST Act Advances Several Important Trucking Industry Priorities

For years, securing passage of a long-term highway bill has been a top priority for ATA and its members. That goal was met on December 4 when President Obama signed the FAST Act – a five-year bill with $281 billion in guaranteed funding for the nation’s roads, bridges and other surface transportation needs. ATA will now vigilantly monitor the bill’s implementation, because it contains a great deal of important items for trucking.

Economy

Turnover Rate at Large Truckload Carriers Jumps in Third Quarter

The annualized turnover rate at large truckload carriers rose 13 points to 100% in the third quarter of 2015, the highest it has been in three years, according to ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. However, the rate at smaller truckload carriers dipped to 68%, its lowest point since the final quarter in 2011.

February 01, 2016

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 1% in December

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1% in December, following a decrease of 0.9% during November. In December, the index equaled 135.6 (2000=100), up from 134.3 in November, and 0.1% below the all-time high of 135.8 reached in January 2015.

January 19, 2016

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 0.9% in November

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.9% in November, following an increase of 1.8% during October. The October figure was revised down from our press release on November 24. In November, the index equaled 134.3 (2000=100), down from 135.5 in October, and 1.1% below the all-time high of 135.8 reached in January 2015.

December 22, 2015

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 1.9% in October

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.9% in October, following a decrease of 0.7% during September. The September figure was revised down from our press release on October 20. In October, the index equaled 135.7 (2000=100), up from 133.1 in September, and just below the all-time high of 135.8 reached in January 2015.

November 24, 2015

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Safety

America’s Road Team Captains at Omnitracs Outlook 2016

Today, America’s Road Team is at Omnitracs Outlook 2016 showcasing American Trucking Associations’ Interstate One Image Tractor-Trailer and educating attendees about the trucking industry’s essentiality and commitment to safety.


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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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