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ATA index dips in January

Index dropped 4 percent in January from the previous month and increased 3.6 percent from a year earlier.

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ATA sides with agency over use of electronic logs

ATA filed an amicus brief Feb. 24 with the U.S. Court of Appeals in support of using electronic onboard recorders.

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Groups want high court review of port case

Trucking organizations support ATA’s request to review a court’s ruling regarding Port of Los Angeles trucking concession requirements.

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Truce in truck weight debate

American Trucking Associations and the Association of American Railroads are backing a truck weight limit freeze.

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ATA requests hours review

The association asks the court to review the recently published final rule changing hours-of-service regulations.

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Amendment defeats heavier trucks

A bipartisan amendment to require a study of the impact of heavier truck weight limits was approved.

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Tonnage index surges in December

Last year, tonnage increased 5.9 percent over the previous year, which was the biggest annual rise since 1998, according to ATA.

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LogBook

Apnea proposals could disqualify drivers, cell phone ban begins, Senate bill would mandate EOBRs, third Mexican carrier completes audit and more industry news items are featured.

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ATA tonnage index rises

For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.3 percent in November following a revised 0.4 percent gain in October.

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Former owner-operator going after MCSAC committee representation

As I've written about here in weeks prior, former owner-operator Fred Schaffner, a man with a passion for fighting for fairness in the treatment of drivers in the face of regulatory flux and with a keen eye on the regulatory process, came out of the Truck Driver Social Media Convention last October on a mission: to do his part to make drivers' voices a part of the influential, if relatively young (established in 2006), Motor ...

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