American Trucking Associations

Mack, Volvo announce over-the-air system updates for new models

Mack, Volvo, Stoughton Trailers and more are some of the latest equipment and technology companies to make announcements at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council’s annual conference, which is ongoing in Nashville through Thursday.

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3D trailer graphic to promote trucking’s image expected in 2017

Trucking Moves America Forward, a trucking industry education and image campaign spearheaded by ATA, plans to make 3D trailer wraps and more affordable trailer wrap options in the coming year, the group announced last week.

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ATA names 33 drivers finalists for America’s Road Team

A panel of industry officials and trucking news media will judge the drivers on their knowledge of the industry, dedication to safety, ability to communicate the industry’s messages and their overall safe driving record.

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Driver shortage: Where are the empty shelves?

How the "driver shortage" topic became a mainstream media staple, marked by stories that often stress the job opportunity angle, occasionally conjuring images of empty trucks and bare store shelves.

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Where’s the ‘public outcry’ for better roads and bridges?

One primary problem with road and bridge improvements and expansions is that the Highway Trust Fund is going broke.

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Walmart driver No. 1 in truck-driving championships

Gary Harms, a Walmart Transportation professional truck driver based in Olathe, Kan., was named the 2013 Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion. Gary's driving skills and knowledge of transportation and truck safety information topped those of 422 other professional drivers from all across the United States in the National Truck Driving Championships, held in Salt Lake City, Utah, this weekend. The 76th annual "Super Bowl of Safety" was sponsored by the American Trucking Associations. Harms has logged 30 years as ...

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Carriers, drivers aligned on need for shift in enforcement priorities

Following a speech at the 2013 CVSA spring workshop which decried states' outsize inspection focus, Overdrive readers responded largely positively to a message of new traffic-enforcement priorities.

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FMCSA’s focus on inspections a point of contention at CVSA workshop

ATA representative Phil Byrd challenged the enforcement community to shift priorities away from inspections to traffic enforcement. Also: Regulatory update from FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

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Readers on the crash-fault ‘shell game’

In denying the possibility of fault determination, advocacy groups ignore the majority of car-truck crashes.

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The smell of an EOBR by any other name

If you're an EOBR mandate supporter, is "electronic logging device" or "electronic log" any sweeter? Public debate over the mandate suggests, well, roses.

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