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ATA President Urges Congress to Move Forward on Needed Highway Funding

Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee about the urgent need to address the nation’s failing infrastructure, pressing the committee to put forward a real solution that includes new revenues.


ATA Backs President Trump’s Calls for Infrastructure and Trade Action

Arlington, Virginia — Following tonight’s State of the Union address, American Trucking Associations’ President and CEO Chris Spear applauded President Donald Trump for his proactive calls to address the nation’s aging infrastructure and modernize our trade relationships with our North American neighbors.



ATA Introduces 2019 2020 America's Road Team as Trucking Industry Ambassadors

Today, American Trucking Associations announced its new team of 18 professional truck drivers to the 2019-2020 class of America’s Road Team. The drivers will immediately begin their service as the premier group of trucking industry ambassadors to the general public, elected officials and members of the media.



ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 6.6% in 2018

Arlington, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.6% in all of 2018 – the largest annual gain since 1998 (10.1%) and significantly better than the 3.8% increase in 2017.


ATA Announces Hiring of Chief Commercial Officer Kevin J. Traver

Arlington, Virginia — Today, American Trucking Associations announced the hiring of Kevin J. Traver to serve as the organization’s Chief Commercial Officer. The newly created position will oversee membership sales and operations, product development and marketing for the association.  Traver will start in the role on January 22nd.


Turnover Rate at Large Truckload Carriers Falls in Third Quarter

Arlington, Virginia — Today, American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello said the turnover rate at large truckload carriers fell 11 percentage points in the third quarter, undoing two quarters worth of increases in the annualized churn rate.


ATA Applauds DOT for Common Sense Trucking Safety Ruling

Arlington, Virginia — Today, the American Trucking Associations commended Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao for granting the Federation’s petition to pre-empt confusing and duplicative state rest break rules, asserting the federal government’s critical role in regulating interstate commerce.