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The trucking industry is the lifeblood of the U.S. economy. Nearly 71% of all the freight tonnage moved in the U.S. goes on trucks. Without the industry and our truck drivers, the economy would come to a standstill. To move 10.5 billion tons of freight annually requires over 3.6 million heavy-duty Class 8 trucks and over 3.5 million truck drivers. It also takes almost 39 billion gallons of diesel fuel to move all of that freight. Simply - without trucks, America stops.

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Lawmakers Introduce DRIVE Safe Act

WASHINGTON, DC— Reps. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Trey Hollingsworth (R-Ind.), with support from the International Foodservice Distributors Association and the American Trucking Associations, today introduced the DRIVE Safe Act, critical legislation that addresses the massive driver shortage affecting the movement of commerce in our country, while also promoting enhanced safety training for emerging members of this growing workforce.

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 2.6 Percent in February

Arlington, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 2.6% in February after rising 1.6% in January. In February, the index equaled 109.2 (2015=100), down from 112.1 in January.

Truckload Turnover Rate Sinks in Final Quarter of 2017

Arlington, Virginia — Today, American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello said that the driver turnover rate at truckload carriers fell in the final three months of 2017, but that the rate stayed higher than in the previous year.

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 2% in January

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2% in January after falling 0.3% in December. In January, the index equaled 111.6 (2015=100), up from 109.4 in December.

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 3.3% in October

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 3.3% in October, following a 1.9% decline during September. In October, the index equaled 147.6 (2000=100), up from 142.9 in September.

Truckload Turnover Surges in Second Quarter

The turnover rate at truckload carriers surged in the second quarter of the year, a sign that the market for drivers is quickly tightening, according to American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello.

Trucking Industry Revenues Were $676.2 Billion in 2016

Today, the American Trucking Associations released the latest edition of ATA American Trucking Trends 2017, the annual compendium of data about the trucking industry. Among the findings in this year’s Trends is that trucking industry revenues in 2016 were $676.2 billion.

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Latest Reports

ATA Safety Investment Study

The trucking industry invests at least $9.5 billion annually in safety, according to a first-of-its-kind study just released by the American Trucking Associations...

2014 ATA Driver Compensation

This study is a comprehensive evaluation of the way fleets pay their drivers, including details ranging from...

2013 Motor Carrier Salaried Employee Compensation Study

ATA has released an in-depth compensation study for motor carrier salaried employees, including general administration, finance, human resources, marketing & sales, information technology, service & maintenance, and training & safety.

Trucking Activity Report

Based on an ongoing survey of truckload and less-than-truckload carriers, Trucking Activity Report (TRAC) is published monthly and features the timeliest information available on:

ATA Monthly Truck Tonnage Report

Whether you are an investment or banking analyst trying to track trucking business trends, an industry consultant providing clients with an outlook of freight demand

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