American Trucking Associations

ATA: Freight to grow slowly

Total freight tonnage will grow 25 percent, and total freight transportation revenue will grow 69 percent by 2021.

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Trucking groups oppose climate change bill

ATA and OOIDA contend the bill will lead to a fuel tax that will hit truckers hard.

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Merits of port truck programs debated

Southern California port Clean Truck Programs were discussed at a Congressional hearing as to whether trucking law should be changed.

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Back on the Road winner get a Volvo, a Highway hero is named, the FMCSA proposes texting ban, the FMCSA posts carrier safety data and more current issues are featured.

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First phase of lawsuit against port completed

The American Trucking Associations’ lawsuit against the Port of Los Angeles completed oral arguments.

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‘Flatbed is particularly strong’ and other upbeat news

Lots of good economic reports all around for trucking in the last few days. If you’re not with a carrier who’s keeping you busy, figure out why or look elsewhere. Morgan Stanley’s truckload freight research report “continues to show strong trends … Flatbed is particularly strong.” Consequently, by the fourth quarter this year, on an annual basis, “rate increases of 4-5% should now be the base case. If fuel prices spike and a material restocking takes place, ...

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Feature Article: Getting on board

Some owner-operators fear that electronic onboard recorders cost too much and invade their privacy. As EOBR use spreads, others are embracing them after discovering improved productivity, safety and record-keeping.

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ATA: Study crash causes

Addressing risk factors would improve safety, trade group executive says.

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ATA truck tonnage index rises

The March increase of 7.5 percent was the fourth straight year-over-year monthly increase.

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ATA exec finds CSA faults

An American Trucking Associations representative told carrier executives that upcoming Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 rules will rely on inconsistent state accident reporting and that carrier safety performance scores will be based on a flawed formula. Rob Abbott, ATA vice president of safety policy, made his remarks to carrier executives gathered last weekend for the 2010 Pegasus TransTech Users Conference in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Pegasus TransTech provides Transflo, Transflo Express and other technologies that speed the billing ...

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