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Tax Reform Delivers for Trucking and the American Economy

By Chris Spear, President and CEO of American Trucking Associations Apple made big headlines this week as it announced a $350 billion investment in its U.S. operations, thanks in part to the historic tax reform package that was enacted just before the end of the year.

Why automated vehicle technology holds enormous potential — for truckers and the motoring public

ATA President and CEO Chris Spear testified before a Senate committee yesterday on the potential of automated truck safety technology, as the committee prepares legislation to regulate the testing & deployment of automated vehicles.

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Complete TMCSuperTech 2018 Results

Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council released the complete and corrected results of the 2018 National Technician Skills Competitions – TMCSuperTech – and the 2018 National Student Technician Skills Competition – TMCFutureTech sponsored by the TechForce Foundation.

September 21, 2018

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 1.8% in August

Arlington, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.8% in August after increasing 1.9% in July. In August, the index equaled 112.9 (2015=100), down from 115 in July.

September 18, 2018

ATA Hails Inclusion of Hair Testing Requirements in Senate Passed Opioid Bill

Arlington, Virginia – Yesterday, with the strong support of the American Trucking Associations, the U.S. Senate passed comprehensive legislation aimed at combating the nation’s opioid crisis. The bill, which cleared the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan approval, includes provisions on hair testing which ATA has long advocated for and worked closely with Senate Commerce Committee staff to secure in the legislation.

September 18, 2018

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Complete TMCSuperTech 2018 Results

Today, American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council released the complete and corrected results of the 2018 National Technician Skills Competitions – TMCSuperTech – and the 2018 National Student Technician Skills Competition – TMCFutureTech sponsored by the TechForce Foundation.

September 21, 2018

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 1.8% in August

Arlington, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.8% in August after increasing 1.9% in July. In August, the index equaled 112.9 (2015=100), down from 115 in July.

September 18, 2018

ATA Hails Inclusion of Hair Testing Requirements in Senate Passed Opioid Bill

Arlington, Virginia – Yesterday, with the strong support of the American Trucking Associations, the U.S. Senate passed comprehensive legislation aimed at combating the nation’s opioid crisis. The bill, which cleared the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan approval, includes provisions on hair testing which ATA has long advocated for and worked closely with Senate Commerce Committee staff to secure in the legislation.

September 18, 2018

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