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Former OOIDA staffer named ATA’s legislative Senior VP

Mike Joyce, a veteran of Capitol Hill who served as director of legislative affairs for OOIDA between 2005 and 2010, has been named the American Trucking Associations’ senior vice president of legislative affairs.

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The driver shortage alarm

The disconnect between the money and the mantra: As trucking has trumpeted a driver shortage over most of the last 10 years driver pay hasn’t risen in a way that would reflect such a strong labor demand.

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Truck-involved fatality rate falling steadily, ATA says

The rate of truck-involved fatalities is declining over both the short- and long-term, according to analysis done by the American Trucking Associations of data from the Department of Transportation.

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Trucking industry weighs in on CSA, other provisions of FAST Act highway bill

Trucking stakeholder groups weighed in after a Congressional conference announced a five-year unified highway bill. What's your view? Call 530-408-6423 to weigh in yourself.

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Equipment news from ATA: Kenworth dealer certification, 40-inch sleeper for T880, new aero kits

The American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference and Exhibition took place this week in Philadelphia, and from it have come several trucking equipment news announcements.

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ATA Pres. Bill Graves says 2016 will be his last year at ATA

Gov. Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, will be leaving ATA at the end of 2016, ATA has confirmed with Overdrive. ATA spokesman Sean McNally said Graves informed the ATA board Oct. 20 of his intentions to leave ATA next year.

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The scuffle over upping truck weight limit to 91,000 pounds: TCA comes out in opposition, Werner sees mixed benefit

A Congressional move to allow 91,000-pound trucks on U.S. highways would do more to hurt the trucking industry’s productivity than help it, says the Truckload Carriers Association. That and more takes...

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ATA rebutts Teamsters, other labor groups on drug testing changes, urges Congress to allow hair tests

The trucking industry lobbyist’s letter comes a week after the Teamsters, the transportation branch of the AFL-CIO, the ACLU and a coalition of 14 other labor advocacy groups called on Congress to remove the drug testing reform measure from the DRIVE Act highway bill, which passed the Senate last month.

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Voices on NYT’s ‘Trucks are killing us’ column: Readers respond, ATA says column riddled with ‘falsehoods’

"Why waste print to tell so many lies, when you can actually help the issues that truly affect the entire line of all phases of transportation?" --Matt Whitelaw on the "Trucks Are Killing Us" op-ed

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Truckers’ lawsuit against NY’s use of toll money clears hurdle

A lawsuit by trucking interests claiming the New York State Thruway Authority charges excessive tolls has new life after a federal appeals court reinstated their claims Tuesday, Aug. 4.

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