American Trucking Association

ATA urges Congress to address trucking’s needs

The American Trucking Associations asked members of the committee negotiating on the highway bill to address important industry needs.

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ATA calls for CSA changes

ATA says CSA scores are unreliable and present a loose and sometimes inverse connection to crash risk.

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Monthly tonnage index down 1.1%, up year over year

ATA's seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index reads 118.7.

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Congress starts work to pass highway bill

House-Senate conferees have started work to pass the first multi-year surface transportation reauthorization legislation in seven years.

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FMCSA posts strategic plan

FMCSA posted online the final version of its "2012-2016 Strategic Plan: Preventing Crashes...Saving Lives" directional document.

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Association promotes bill favorable to contractor status

A bill favorable to independent contractor status for leased owner-operators in trucking is being advocated by the Messenger Courier Association of America.

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Trucking still dominant, says ATA

Trucking continues to be the dominant mode of freight transportation and an integral part of the U.S. economy, according to the American Trucking Association’s 2012 edition of its American Trucking Trends, which is available now for sale through ATA Business Solutions.

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Driver turnover decreases slightly in fourth quarter

After a year of quarterly increases, the turnover rate for truck drivers at large truckload fleets dipped one percentage point to an annualized rate of 88 percent.

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Congress eyes replacing excise tax with diesel tax

The 12 percent tax on new truck purchases could be replaced with a diesel tax increase of 6.4 cents per gallon.

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LogBook

New regulations will increase truck cost, owner-operator pay expected to rise, natural gas trucks catching on and other industry news items are featured.

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