American Trucking Associations

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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ATA exec finds CSA faults

Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 rules will rely on inconsistent state accident reporting, official says.

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Flex time — ATA lays down support for sleeper berth/HOS flexibility in comments to feds

The latest wrinkle in the ongoing debate over potential changes to trucking hours-of-service regulations, for which so many drivers have offered various proposals for injecting flexibility into the system, is the biggest trucking-company organization in the nation's support for codifying split rest in the sleeper berth. "Allowing shorter documented sleeper berth periods  would promote safety and health," ran a portion of the American Trucking Associations' comments on the questions posed by the hours-of-service listening session ...

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ATA: Modify sleeper berth rules for more flexibility

FMCSA should better address the true causes of fatigue in transportation.

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Congressional hearings set on Clean Truck Programs

A U.S. House subcommittee has scheduled a May 5 hearing to assess the Clean Truck Programs for the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The Subcommittee on Highways and Transit has listed “Assessing the Implementation and Impacts of the Clean Truck Programs” for the two ports, but did not elaborate. The Port of Los Angeles and the American Trucking Associations were scheduled to battle in court yesterday, April 20, over the employee requirement of its Clean ...

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Court: California reefer regs OK

An appeals court rejected a challenge by the American Trucking Associations and the Truckload Carriers Association.

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CSA 2010 rollout partially delayed by a year

Full implementation of CSA 2010 will be delayed to 2011, says the American Trucking Associations.

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LogBook

The cross-border trucking program with Mexico, a driver screening Web site, the Illiana Expressway, IdleAire and truck-only toll lanes in Florida are among the issues featured.

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Truck tonnage index increases 2.6% in February

ATA's truck tonnage index recorded the third consecutive year-over-year monthly gain.

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