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: Safety

Overview & ATA's Position

American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA) is vitally interested and involved in promoting both the safety of the trucking industry and our industry’s workplace - the nation’s highway system. ATA recognizes that laws and regulations relating to commercial motor vehicle safety are essential, but knows they must also be practical. They should benefit the public, motor carriers and their employees while imposing a minimal burden on commerce. They should promote uniformity of state and federal requirements. Finally, such requirements should be imposed equally on all types of carriers engaged in both interstate and intrastate commerce.


Latest News

Sam Faucette Selected as Trucking’s National Safety Director of the Year

American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council announced Sam Faucette of Old Dominion Freight Line as the winner of the 2018 National Safety Director Award. The award was presented during the Awards Banquet at the ATA Safety, Security and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition in Long Beach, California and is the council’s most coveted safety award for trucking executives.

David Boyer Announced as Trucking’s National Driver of the Year

American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council recognized outstanding drivers, executives and trucking companies at the Safety, Security and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition in Long Beach, California. David Boyer, a professional truck driver with ABF Freight and an America’s Road Team Captain, was honored as trucking’s 2018 National Driver of the Year.

Action Begins at 81st National Truck Driving Championships

Today, American Trucking Associations and ATA’s Safety Management Council kicked off the driving portion of competition at the 81st annual National Truck Driving Championships and Step Van Driving Championships, held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.


View More

Legislative, Regulatory and Litigation Efforts