Today's Trucking

‘No reason to worry’ about slowing economy: Costello

October 30, 2018 by John Smith

AUSTIN, Texas – Bob Costello, the chief economist for the American Trucking Associations, is confident that the second-longest economic expansion in U.S. history will continue – despite some signs of softening in recent months. “There’s no reason to worry,” he […]


Photos from day one at the ATA National Truck Driving Championships

August 16, 2018 by elizabeth

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Day one at the 81st annual National Truck Driving Championships and Step Van Driving Championships held by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and their safety management council got off to a rolling start. More than 400 drivers […]


Waymo putting semi-autonomous Class 8’s on Atlanta roads this week

March 12, 2018 by elizabeth

ATLANTA, Ga. – Self-driving trucks are hitting the road in the United States this week, hauling freight in a live test of the technology.


Truck tonnage down in December: ATA

January 25, 2018 by elizabeth

ARLINGTON, VA — Truck tonnage dropped for the first time in three months in December, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA).

The group’s seasonally adjusted index fell for the first time since September, losing 5.7% month-over-month, but was up 5.9% over the same time the year before – a finish the ATA called very strong.


US driver shortage hits record

November 13, 2017 by John Smith

ORLANDO, FL – The U.S. is approaching a record truck driver shortage, requiring 50,000 for-hire drivers this year alone – and the problem is expected to intensify in the next decade.


Manning named chairman of ATA

October 26, 2017 by John Smith

ORLANDO, FL – Dave Manning, the president of Tennessee-based TCW, has been named chairman of the American Trucking Associations.


Trucking associations to promote NAFTA

October 23, 2017 by John Smith

ORLANDO, FL – This continent’s three largest trucking associations will release a joint statement on the value of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on Monday, as they attempt to reinforce the value of a deal that they see as a business driver.


Spear cites Washington policy gains

August 16, 2017 by elizabeth

NASHVILLE, TN – Chris Spear, president and Chief Executive Officer of the American Trucking Associations, says Washington is hearing the voice of the trucking industry.


ATA calls for continued ELD push

July 24, 2017 by John Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is calling on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to continue in the push toward a December rollout of mandated Electronic Logging Devices.

“Supporters of a delay are attempting to accomplish, almost at the 11th hour, what they’ve been unable to do in the courts, Congress or with the agency: roll back this common sense, data-supported regulation based on at best specious and at worst outright dishonest arguments,” says Bill Sullivan, executive vice president – advocacy, in a blunt letter to the administration’s deputy administrator.

U.S. Representative Brian Babin has introduced legislation to delay the mandate by two years.


ATA taking applications for Trucking Image Award

May 8, 2017 by sehui

SAN ANTONIO, TX – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has announced it is now accepting applications for this year’s Mike Russell Trucking Image Award.


ATA pleased with proposed worker ID reforms

March 31, 2017 by sehui

ARLINGTON, VA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is thanking leaders of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee for the introduction of legislation to increase the efficiency and security of the trucking industry by transitioning the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program close to a “one-stop-shop” for clearances.


ATA seeking guidelines regarding hair testing for drugs

March 21, 2017 by sehui

ARLINGTON, VA – Chris Spear, president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American Trucking Associations has submitted a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary, Tom Price, calling on Washington to hastily provide guidelines and standards for the use of hair samples in mandatory drug testing of truck drivers.


OOIDA Wants Truck Rules Reform, ATA Pushes Safety Measures

April 30, 2015 by sehui

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A former truck driver, now a trucking executive, told the U.S. Congress on Thursday the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) needs to change it ways.


Speed Limiter Battle Heating Up in U.S.

April 29, 2015 by sehui

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A battle that has pitted fleets, truck drivers, associations and governments against one another over the issue of speed limiters on trucks in Canada is heating up south of the border in anticipation of new regulations. The National Motorists Association (NMA) and Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association (OOIDA) on Tuesday issued a joint statement questioning claims made by the fleet-backed group the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and it urging U.S. regulators that all trucks need speed limiters programmed to 65 mph.


ATA Sues New York Thruway Over Tolling Practices

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) challenges the New York State Thruway’s annual diversion of millions of dollars of toll revenues to maintain tourism facilities.