American Trucking Associations

‘A door just opened’: Jason’s Law gains steam

What might well go down in history as the biggest trucking story of 2009, at least as goes drivers' efforts to push for industry change for the better, is that of Jason's Law, named after N.Y.-based driver Jason Rivenburg after he was robbed and gunned down while parked at an abandoned grocery in South Carolina. I've written about it here several times in various contexts; sorry if this background is a big repetition. The bill ...

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Congress encouraged to pass Jason’s Law

Legislation would allocate funds for new safe rest areas and expansion and improvement of existing safe rest areas.

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ATA looking for drivers as Road Team members

ATA searches for professional truck drivers who are able to take time to serve as a Road Team Captain.

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ATA suit vs. Los Angeles port to begin April 20

The two sides will square off over driver classification aspects of the port’s drayage emissions-limiting program.

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Wake up call

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected soon to raise the bar on screening and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.

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LogBook

IdleAire pulls the plug, truckers urge hours flexibility, intermodal transport gained market share against trucks, EPA revises its 2010 engine emission guidance and more are issues covered.

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Court rules against ATA in Los Angeles port plan

U.S. court denies injunction against plan to require all independent truckers to become employees of approved trucking companies.

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Oil, trucking groups file California fuel suit

The American Trucking Associations on Feb. 2 joined petroleum refiners and other end-users in a legal challenge to California’s recently enacted low-carbon fuel standard. The regulation adopted by the California Air Resources Board requires annual reductions in the carbon intensity of gasoline and diesel over the next 10 years. The LCFS regulation falls directly upon fuel providers (refiners, importers and blenders of fuel), but is likely to impact end-users because of associated fuel price increases. ATA says ...

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Oil, trucking groups file California fuel suit

The regulation requires annual reductions in the carbon intensity of gasoline and diesel over the next 10 years.

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U.S. truck tonnage increases in December

U.S. truck tonnage as calculated by the American Trucking Associations jumped 6.6 percent in December over the same month in 2008, the first year-over-year increase in 15 months, ATA said Jan. 25. ATA’s seasonally adjusted for-hire truck tonnage index increased 2.1 percent in December from November after a 2.6 percent decrease from October to November.

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