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Issue Update

Hours of Service Restart Relief

On December 13, 2014, Congress passed the FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill providing funding for the vast majority of the federal government, including the Department of Transportation, for the current fiscal year.

Economy

Tank Truck Industry Market Analysis Now Available

The National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. (NTTC) today announced the availability of its Tank Truck Industry Market Analysis publication authored by American Trucking Associations’ Chief Economist Bob Costello and his team. The NTTC commissioned the study at the request of its carrier membership to create an economic model to gauge the size and scope of the varied service segments within the tank truck industry.

March 30, 2015

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 3.1% in February

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 3.1% in February, following a revised gain of 1.3% during the previous month. In February, the index equaled 131.6 (2000=100), the lowest level since September 2014.

March 24, 2015

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 1.2% in January

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.2% in January, following a revised gain of 0.1% during the previous month. In January, the index equaled 135.7 (2000=100), an all-time high.

February 24, 2015

Liability Insurance

FMCSA is in the process of reviewing whether it should increase the minimum financial responsibility of motor carriers.

January 23, 2015

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Safety

ATA Again Asks FMCSA to Make Common Sense Fix to Safety Measurement System

In comments filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the American Trucking Associations again urged the agency to make a common sense change to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability safety measurement system – the removal of crashes trucking companies and their drivers did not cause.

ATA Urges Congress to Back Bipartisan Hair Testing Legislation

American Trucking Associations asked lawmakers to support bipartisan legislation introduced today that would allow trucking companies to use a highly effective tool – hair testing – to meet federal requirements and prevent drug users from getting behind the wheel of trucks.

FMCSA Should Heed Calls to Fix CSA

Today, American Trucking Associations called on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to make important changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability system following criticisms from a key Senator and the Government Accountability Office.


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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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