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UPDATED - ATA State laws and Regulations Charts

As a service to its members, ATA tracks certain state laws of particular interest to the trucking industry. For the winter driving season, state chain laws and state snow removal laws have been updated.

TMC Releases 2014-2015 Recommended Practices Manual

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council has published its 2014-2015 Recommended Practices Manual, now available for purchase in print or electronic media in either single-user or multi-user versions.

Engineering, Technology & Equipment Issues Updates

Click here for the 2014 2nd Quarter Update dealing with issues the Engineering Department is working on. More information on individual issues can be found in the Resources section by selecting a topic from the drop down menu

ATA Provides Recommendations to NHTSA

On Feb. 24, ATA provided written comments and recommendations to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as the Agency develops it’s 2014-2018 Strategic Plan. Recommendations were made in three areas, the Connected Vehicle Program, Automated Speed Enforcement for Section 402 Highway Safety Grants, and NHTSA/EPA Phase 2 Consumption/Greenhouse Gas Standards for Medium and Heavy-Duty Trucks.

ATA Petitions FMCSA For The Removal of Underinflated Tire Violations

On Thursday, January 23, 2014, ATA petitioned FMCSA for a rulemaking to eliminate underinflated tire language from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). At the request of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the ATA Technology and Maintenance Council (Tire & Wheel Study Group) began an effort in 2013 to develop a simple, fair, and uniform method of determining when a truck tire was underinflated during a roadside inspection.


ATA SUBMITS COMMENTS ON DVIR Oct. 7, ATA submitted comments to the FMCSA proposal to eliminate the completion of Driver-Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIRs) when the driver does not find, or is unaware of, any vehicle defects or deficiencies at the completion of the workday.