American Trucking Associations

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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ATA chairman: Trucking looking up

Tightening of capacity along with stronger consumer confidence has Tommy Hodges more optimistic for the short-term.

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Truck tonnage up 7.4% in July

For the year, tonnage is 6.7 percent higher than the same period last year, ATA said.

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