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ATA Pleased by Court Win Over New York State Thruway Tolls

Today, American Trucking Associations officials said they were pleased that a federal court ruled against New York State’s practice of using tolls paid by interstate truckers as a piggybank to finance unrelated tourism and recreation projects that make up the New York Canal System.

ATA Releases 2016 Edition of American Trucking Trends

Today, American Trucking Associations released the latest edition of the leading almanac of trucking – ATA American Trucking Trends 2016 – showing the industry posted gains in employment, number of truck drivers and truck sales through 2015.

ATA Congratulates Transport Topics on National Award

Today, American Trucking Associations leaders offered their congratulations to Transport Topics for winning a national bronze prize of the national 2016 Azbee Awards of Excellence from the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

ATA Names New Senior Leadership Team

Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear announced the Federation has named four individuals to senior leadership positions within the organization.

ATA Announces Chris Spear to be Federation’s Ninth President

Today, American Trucking Associations announced that former ATA senior vice president of legislative affairs, Chris Spear, will serve as the federation’s next president and chief executive officer effective July 9. He succeeds Bill Graves, who is retiring after more than 13 years with ATA. Spear is currently vice president of government affairs at Hyundai Motor Company and has a long career on Capitol Hill, in federal agencies, as well as in the private sector. Previously, Spear successfully led ATA’s efforts on the Hill and was instrumental in developing and advancing the association’s strategic advocacy agenda, which resulted in public policy that advanced ATA’s pro-trucking, pro-safety and pro-efficiency agenda.

Drivers Legal Plan Renews ATA Featured Product Agreement

Today, American Trucking Associations announced Drivers Legal Plan, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of truck drivers and the interests of trucking companies, has renewed as an ATA Featured Product provider.