Trucking Issues

From safety to the environment and from the economy to engineering, American Trucking Associations is the leading authority on all of the issues facing the trucking industry.

RELATED TO: Engineering and Technology

Overview & ATA's Position

We strive to implement ATA technology and engineering policy and to direct technical programs related to vehicle and truck system design, maintenance, repair, use, information management, on-board and information technology, telecommunications, intelligent transportation systems, load securement and related issues. To achieve these objectives, ATA engineering staff members influence federal and state regulatory and research programs dealing with the aforementioned issues.​

Latest News

TMC and FleetNet America Release Q1 Roadside Breakdown Benchmarks

Raleigh, North Carolina — American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council and FleetNet America, an ArcBest company, released the executive summary of their Truckload Vertical Benchmarking Study from the January – March quarter. There were some surprises in the data when compared to the inaugural October – December period.

ATA Concerned Reopening of GHG Phase 2 Rule Could Undermine Federal Uniformity

Today, the American Trucking Associations officials said they were concerned that by moving to reopen the second phase of its Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty rule, the Environmental Protection Agency could be setting the stage for California to impose a de facto national standard, superseding federal rules.

TMC Releases 2017 Recommended Practices Supplement

Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council released their 2017 Recommended Practice Supplement, featuring 58 new or revised Recommended Practices, with a goal of increasing equipment maintenance efficiencies. The RP Supplement is a TMC member benefit but also available for purchase on CD-ROM or print.

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