American Trucking Associations

Rebounding factories slow a bit in September

The recovery is still on, but it’s getting winded. That’s the conclusion of the Institute for Supply Management, which released its monthly manufacturing report today. While ISM’s Purchasing Managers Index “reading of 54.4 percent is still quite positive, the overall picture is less encouraging,” says ISM’s Norbert Ore. “The growth of new orders continued to slow... Production is currently growing at a faster rate than new orders, but it typically lags and would be expected to ...

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Congress eyes diesel tax hike

Bill would establish a national freight planning process, financed through a 12-cent increase in diesel taxes and use of federal funds.

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Birth of an Icon

For hard-working owner-operators trying to survive in a highly regulated industry, Overdrive became the Voice of the American Trucker.

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Engine problems worsen, FedEx Ground wins key case, APU grants offered to OOIDA, truck-related fatalities drop and more industry issues are featured.

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Los Angeles harbor group OKs port truck plan

Los Angeles Harbor Commission approved a schedule for trucking companies next year to begin phasing in employee drivers.

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ATA files appeal of port ruling

Meanwhile, port officials will recommend an adjusted implementation schedule for the agreement the association is disputing.

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Los Angeles port delays program enforcement

A federal judge has ruled for Port of Los Angeles to enforce its Clean Truck Program.

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ATA freight index gains in July

Year-to-date, tonnage is up 6.7 percent compared with the same period in 2009.

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Freight plan bill favors rail, bill would increase truck weight, a milestone truck is delivered, carrier safety rataings are available and much more industry news items are featured.

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ATA to appeal port truck ruling

A federal court ruled Los Angeles’ port can enforce its Clean Truck Program, which ports nationwide hope to use as a model.

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