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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 4.5% in March

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 4.5% in March, following a 7.2% surge during February. In March, the index equaled 137.6 (2000=100), down from 144 in February. February’s level is an all-time high.



ATA, HDMA/MEMA Partner to Explore Development of New Commercial Vehicle Event

Today, American Trucking Associations, along with the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, announced they had entered into an agreement with global event management and trade show firm Messe Frankfurt Inc. to develop a new, biennial North American-based truck and transportation event.



ATA Announces Opening of LEAD ATA Application Process

Today, American Trucking Associations announced the opening of the application window for its premier industry leadership initiative, LEAD ATA. Now in its fourth year, LEAD ATA is searching for the 2017-2018 class of diverse trucking industry leaders who are looking to grow their careers and meet other ambitious trucking professionals.



ATA, Bestpass Renew ATA Featured Product Agreement

Today, American Trucking Associations and Bestpass, Inc., a company that provides single-source payment and streamlined toll management services to commercial fleets, announced they were renewing their ATA Featured Product Partnership.


New Entry-Level Driver Training Rules Will Improve Safety

Today, American Trucking Associations leaders said they were pleased to see the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed new entry-level driver training requirements but takes issue with one of the required elements.