American Trucking Associations

ATA tonnage index gains in September

Compared with September 2010, adjusted tonnage was up a solid 5.9 percent.

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ATA rebuts LaHood on hours proposal research

Transportation secretary said comprehensive data and analysis on driver fatigue supports proposed changes.

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Trucking groups find solidarity on higher truck weight

The boards of the American Trucking Associations and Truckload Carriers Association voted support for 88,000-pound, five-axle trucks.

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ATA renews support for cross-border trucking

The pilot program officially began Oct. 14 after officials granted provisional operating authority to the first Mexican carrier.

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ATA economist sees mixed trucking outlook

Industry faces softening demand and rising costs but capacity should continue to remain tight.

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Retail’s rebound bodes well for holidays

The economy’s still sputtering, but it looks like there will be lots of freight through the holidays. At least consumer goods and other cargo related to retail sales are doing well, based on recent reports.

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LogBook

Audit delays cross-border plan, court asked to review pilot program, hours rule due by end of month, a bridge closure, FMCSA says CSA helps compliance and other industry news items are featured.

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Driver turnover rises

Second quarter rate of 79 percent marked the third quarter in a row of increased churn in the driver market.

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House transportation leaders protest HOS proposal

Letter to Obama says proposal would be an unnecessary and costly regulatory burden on truckers, given the improved record of truck safety.

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ATA tonnage index dips in August

Compared with August 2010, tonnage was up 5.2 percent.

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