American Trucking Associations

Groups push for safer trucks

ATA and OOIDA called on the federal government to research how standards for crashworthiness for heavy trucks could benefit truckers.

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Custom rig as educational shuttle — a Mack contribution to the space program

It’s not as big as its sister ships. Nor has it ever gone into orbit. But for more than two decades, the Shuttle Blake has served a very important mission -- educating students about space exploration.  Mack Trucks has been part of the story all along. In the early 1980s Bob Boehmer, a teacher at Schnecksville Elementary school just outside of Allentown, Pa., came to Mack with an old military transport bus. Boehmer’s vision was to ...

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ATA tonnage drops in April

April’s decline followed a revised 1.9 percent gain in March. The April figure was 4.8 percent higher than a year earlier.

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ATA board votes against detention time regs

The American Trucking Associations Board of Directors called on policymakers to respect contracts between carriers and shippers.

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Unity diaries: Jason’s Law lives

It's been more than two years since New York trucker Jason Rivenburg was slain in South Carolina after being held up while parked at an abandoned commercial property. It's also been two years since House member Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) introduced the bill named for Rivenburg, "Jason's Law," to provide boosted funding for states to expand secure truck parking along freight corridors. As time drags on, oftentimes comparatively small initiatives tend to vanish from the memories of ...

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Jason’s Law re-introduced

Jason’s Law would provide $20 million annually over six years for truck parking upgrades on the National Highway System.

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Groups spar over heavier truck proposal

Teamsters, safety advocates, railroads oppose heavier trucks, while ATA favors bill to allow them.

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LogBook

A cross-border plan is detailed, a Navy vet is named Back on the Road winner, owner-operator is named Goodyear Highway Hero, Trucker Buddy recognizes pen pals and more industry news items are featured.

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Roadside Attractions

Trucking oddities and interesting features along with Overdrive's Truck Gallery and Channel 19 are featured.

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ATA truck tonnage index up in 1st quarter

For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.7 percent in March after falling a revised 2.7 percent in February.

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