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.

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Overview & ATA's Position

American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA) is vitally interested and involved in promoting both the safety of the trucking industry and our industry’s workplace - the nation’s highway system. ATA recognizes that laws and regulations relating to commercial motor vehicle safety are essential, but knows they must also be practical. They should benefit the public, motor carriers and their employees while imposing a minimal burden on commerce. They should promote uniformity of state and federal requirements. Finally, such requirements should be imposed equally on all types of carriers engaged in both interstate and intrastate commerce.


Latest News

ATA Welcomes Withdrawal of Safety Fitness Determination Proposal

Today, the American Trucking Associations said the decision by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to withdraw its proposed safety fitness determination rule was a positive step for the agency to improving its Compliance, Safety, Accountability system.

ATA Calls on HHS to Set Hair Testing Standards

Yesterday, in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear called for the federal government to quickly release guidelines and standards for the use of hair samples in mandatory drug testing of truck drivers.

ATA Pleased by Release of DOT Hours of Service Restart Report

Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear said the trucking industry was pleased by the release of a U.S. Department of Transportation report that found no benefit to the onerous and unjustified restrictions placed on the use of


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