American Trucking Associations

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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Appeals court overturns LA port’s employee rule

Court reversed the ruling that allowed the port’s requirement that only employee drivers regularly could work the port.

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ATA letter supports no hours rule changes

Group urges relief of regulatory burden for trucking.

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ATA tonnage index falls in July

Although lower than the previous month, the July index was 3.9 percent higher than a year earlier.

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LogBook

New regulations will increase truck cost, owner-operator pay expected to rise, natural gas trucks catching on and other industry news items are featured.

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