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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

ATA: FMCSA Spin Out of Control

Today, American Trucking Associations chided the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for ignoring the bulk of the Government Accountability Office’s report on the agency’s 2013 hours-of-service changes, choosing instead to cherry pick a handful of points in a desperate effort to influence lawmakers.


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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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