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New Survey Data Reveals Increases in Driver Compensation

Arlington, Virginia — Today, the American Trucking Associations released data from its latest Driver Compensation Study, showing driver pay has climbed as rising demand for freight transportation services has increased competition for increasingly scarce drivers.


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 Renames, Reimagines Annual May Meeting

Arlington, Virginia – Today, the American Trucking Associations announced it was rebranding its annual May Leadership Meeting and reinventing the event to be a more inclusive experience on the trucking industry calendar beginning this May with the new Mid-Year Management Session.


ATA President Urges Congress to Act on Infrastructure Funding

Washington — Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear called on Congress to set aside ideological partisanship and put forward a bold infrastructure investment package to address our nation’s deteriorating roads and bridges.


TMC Honors Four with Silver Spark Plug

Atlanta – Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council honored three professionals with its highest honor — the Silver Spark Plug —at the opening of TMC’s 2018 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.