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U.S. Calls in Military to Deal with Driver Shortage

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – A new bill addressing the growing concern of a driver shortage may prove beneficial for both trucking companies and recent veterans, according to the ATA.

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U.S. Fleets Struggle With Surging Driver Turnover Rate

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA. – The trucking industry is currently short somewhere in the range of 20,000 to 30,000 drivers, says the ATA’s Bob Costello.

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Reasoning for HOS Rule Changes a “Sham”, says Dan England

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

DALLAS, TX. – Dan England got into the details of hours-service rule changes, taking apart FMCSA’s argument.

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Third Request for Study on CSA Scoring System Denied

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA. – Failure to disclose study contradicts FMCSA’s claims of openness and transparency, says Graves.

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Drug & Alcohol Testing Will Cull Truck Driver Pool

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The American driver pool is about to get shallower because the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new driver drug-and-alcohol central database will likely remove some drivers from the roster.

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CSA Scores Are Unreliable, ATA says

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

The American Trucking Associations questions how reliable and accurate the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program is when evaluating the safety of trucking companies.

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CARGO SECURITY

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ATA publishes Practical Cargo Securement: Guidelines for Drivers, Carriers and Shippers

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Put Breaks on Hours-of-Service Rule, ATA Says

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Congress to suspend the new hours-of-service (HOS) rules.

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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Down 2.8 Percent

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

The American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 2.8 percent in October, the first decrease since July.

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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.

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Bill for Sleep Disorder Rule Gets Trucking Industry Support

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON – Two congressmen have introduced bipartisan legislation that would require the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to write a regulation covering sleep disorders, rather than issue a guidance as it is planning to do.