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.
Arlington, Va. – Today, American Trucking Associations announced its Technology & Maintenance Council is hosting TMC’s Fleet Data Management and Cybersecurity Conference, a new event to address best practices in fleet data management and cybersecurity. Attendees will learn how to extract more business value from the data that fleets collect to make cost reporting and operations more efficient. The Conference will have a special focus on leveraging the power of the Council’s Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards as well as new breakdown maintenance benchmarking services available through a joint project with FleetNet America.
Today, the American Trucking Associations released the latest edition of its look into the future of freight transportation, U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2027, showing growth in both overall freight volumes and in the amount of goods moved by truck.
American Trucking Associations has asked the state of Rhode Island to provide information to the trucking industry about outreach the state has done to communities that are likely to be affected by an increase in truck traffic as a result of the state’s extortionary truck-only toll scheme.
Today, American Trucking Associations Board of Directors elected Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc., Dayton, Ohio, as the federation’s 72nd chairman.
In his first State of the Industry Address, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear made a case for industry unity and called on ATA to move forward and lead on a host of issues, ranging from autonomous vehicle technology to funding the nation’s infrastructure, despite gridlock and other challenges facing the industry.
Today, American Trucking Associations’ Chief Economist Bob Costello said, the trucking industry has seen soft volumes in 2016 due to bloated inventories and a weak manufacturing environment.
In a roundtable discussion hosted by Rep. Sam Graves, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc., Dayton, Ohio, and incoming chairman of the American Trucking Associations, emphasized the important role of well-maintained infrastructure to the trucking industry.
American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 5.7% in August, following a 2.1% decline during July. In August, the index equaled 141.8 (2000=100), up from 134.2 in July. The all-time high was 144 in February.
American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear today announced that Rusty Duckworth has been promoted to the position of chief financial officer.