American Trucking Associations

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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Agency opposes court-imposed hours rules deadline

FMCSA says court should not impose a deadline on issuing a regulation for supporting documents for hours-of-service compliance.

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Congress eyes higher truck weights again

The Senate has referred a bill to committee that would increase the Interstate truck weight allowance from 80,000 to 97,000 pounds.

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Agency updates CSA 2010

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced updates to the Safety Management System to better identify "high risk" fleets.

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Update: More congressmen support ports bill

Representatives are co-sponsoring a bill that would amend federal law to allow ports new authority over trucking.

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Truck electrification services are spreading, FMCSA seeks better reporting of convictions, Arrow foresees used truck shortage, the hours rule proposal is advanced and more industry issues are featured.

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