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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 0.1% in July

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.1% in July, following a 4.4% drop during June. In July, the index equaled 138.5 (2000=100), up from 138.4 in June.


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.


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.




ATA Announces New Executive Director of IMCC

Today, American Trucking Associations announced it has named Tyler Rushforth as executive director of the Intermodal Motor Carrier Conference, who began this week in the new role.



ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 4.3% in June

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 4.3% in June, following a 6.9% gain during May. In June, the index equaled 138.5 (2000=100), down from 144.7 in May.


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.


ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 2.5% in April

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 2.5% in April, following a 1.1% decline during March. (March’s percentage decrease was slightly more than reported in our press release on April 18, 2017.) In April, the index equaled 134 (2000=100), down from 137.4 in March. The all-time high was 142.7 in February 2016.