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ATA Pledges to Create Greater Opportunities in Trucking

Arlington, Virginia — Today, leaders from the American Trucking Associations pledged that the trucking group would provide at least 50,000 people enhanced career opportunities as part of today’s Trump administration announcement to provide pathways to better careers for a half a million Americans.

ATA Sues Rhode Island Over Unconstitutional Truck Toll Program

Arlington, Virginia — Today, the American Trucking Associations, along with three motor carriers representing the industry, asked a federal court to rule Rhode Island’s RhodeWorks truck-only toll scheme unconstitutional, arguing it discriminates against interstate trucking companies and impedes the flow of interstate commerce.

ATA’s National Accounting and Finance Council Returns with New Structure and Agenda

Arlington, Va. – After a multi-year dormancy, American Trucking Associations has revamped and restructured the National Accounting and Finance Council, which will debut a new dues-based membership structure beginning next week.  In advance of this re-launch, NAFC held its first annual conference since 2013 earlier this month in Raleigh, N.C., where it stood up six new study groups focused in the areas of taxation; IT; financial relations; accounting and collections; associates; and risk management.  It also absorbed what was previously the Information Technology & Logistics Council to reflect the rapid convergence happening between the fields of business management and technology.  

ATA Supports Common Sense Hours of Service Reform Legislation

Arlington, Virginia — Today, the American Trucking Associations praised Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Arkansas), along with Reps. Sanford Bishop (D-Georgia) and Bruce Westerman (R-Arkansas), for introducing the Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety Act, or HOURS Act, that would provide common sense hours-of-service relief and flexibility for professional truck drivers while enhancing highway safety and supply chain efficiency.

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 0.7 Percent in May

Arlington, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.7% in May after rising 2.7% in April. In May, the index equaled 113.8 (2015=100), up from 113 in April.

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.