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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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Is it recovery yet?

It’s hard some weeks to stack up the economic reports and figure if things are getting better or worse. This week was no exception.

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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

ATA's tonnage index rose from November and was the first year-over-year increase in 15 months.

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Hours regs debated at opening session

Comments at Jan. 19’s session ranged from a request to keep the existing rules to urging a rewrite.

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ATA seeks court action

The American Trucking Associations is seeking a summary judgment for its challenge of the Port of Los Angeles Concession Plan.

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Truck Tonnage Index dips

ATA's For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index dropped 0.2 percent in October.

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Bill will hike diesel prices, Senate hears

ATA executive told a Senate committee the cap-and-trade proposal will increase price and volatility of diesel without significantly cutting carbon emissions.

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Truck driver week set for Nov. 1-7

NOV. 1-7: NATIONAL TRUCK DRIVER APPRECIATION WEEK, sponsored by the American Trucking Associations, http://www.ntdaw.org/.

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Putting safety news in context

 The good report last week on 2008’s highway fatality numbers, including truck-related deaths, was a bit incomplete because of the highly unusual drop in vehicle miles traveled (VMT, in government-speak). Of course, that decline was due to months of outrageous fuel prices during late 2008. The press release from the American Trucking Associations conveniently failed to mention that factor, even though it did cite increased use of safety belts and the hours of service regs that ...

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