Trucking Issues

From safety to the environment and from the economy to engineering, American Trucking Associations is the leading authority on all of the issues facing the trucking industry.

RELATED TO: Government Traffic

Overview & ATA's Position

ATA members move roughly 69 percent of all federal agency freight, enabling the United States Government to achieve its mission objectives. ATA works on behalf of its members to support the competitiveness of government freight markets, to ensure that agencies implement and operate lean contracting processes, and that they recognize the importance of operational safety and productivity for motor carriers in transporting government freight.​

Latest News

DTC To Absorb DLA’s FOB Freight.

Freight inbound from providers into DOD’s possession normally referred to as FOB (freight on board) is now dubbed “First Destination Transportation” (FDT) freight.

ATA Submits Comments to GSA re: Ending Human Trafficking by FAR Contractors

ATA filed comments in December supporting the GSA/DOD proposed rule for Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) contractors to meet certain requirements that would aid federal agencies in their fight against human trafficking. ATA’s Government Traffic Policy Committee (GTPC) voted overwhelmingly to adopt Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) as a means for carriers and brokers to meet the requirements expected in the agencies’ final rule, but also kept the door open for FAR contractors to adapt or devise their own program similar to TAT if desired.

TWIC Still Valid to Access DOD Facilities

Recent media coverage has given the impression that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) will no longer accept the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) for access to DOD facilities. This is NOT accurate. The DOD announcement that was mad

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