Today's Trucking


Trucking groups call for updated NAFTA

October 23, 2017 by John Smith

OTTAWA, ON – Three of North America’s largest trucking associations – the Canadian Trucking Alliance, American Trucking Associations, and Mexico’s CANACAR – have come to the defence of the North American Free Trade Agreement.


Driver shortage top issue in ATRI survey

October 23, 2017 by John Smith

ORLANDO, FL – The driver shortage has been ranked as the top issue in trucking based on the American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI’s) annual industry survey.


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.


ATA standing with Trump on health insurance reform

October 18, 2017 by elizabeth

ARLINGTON, VA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is standing behind President Trump’s latest healthcare initiative.
Last week the group issued a statement saying it was in support of the executive order Trump signed allowing individuals to purchase health insurance through association health plans.


Trump stumps to truckers on taxes

October 13, 2017 by elizabeth

HARRISBURG, PA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) was on-hand in Pennsylvania this week to support President Trump in calling on the United States congress to ease the corporate tax burden on the trucking industry.
ATA president and CEO Chris Spear said the group supports the President’s plan to reform the U.S. tax code and hopefully have it passed into law by the end of 2017.


NACV kicks off with the big scissors and big fanfare

September 29, 2017 by elizabeth

ATLANTA, GA – The North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show officially opened its doors on Tuesday, following an exclusive VIP day for guests invited by exhibitors themselves.
This is the first year for the NACV show, organized by Deutschhe Messe and Hanover Fairs, with Newcom Business Media.


Truckload turnover up in Q2

September 19, 2017 by elizabeth

ARLINGTON, VA – The second quarter of 2017 saw the highest employment turnover at large truckload carriers since the last quarter of 2010.
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reports turnover was higher throughout the truckload market, amid tight labor conditions, with a 16-point jump over last year at large truckload carriers to 90%.


EPA to review phase two emissions standards

August 21, 2017 by elizabeth

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced their intention to review phase two of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles.


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.


Rising volumes could lead to capacity crunches: ATA

July 19, 2017 by John Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is projecting U.S. freight volumes to grow 2.8% this year, followed by 3.4% annual growth through 2023 – a trend that could lead to potential capacity shortages.


Braswell replaces Kirk at TMC

March 28, 2017 by John Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – Management changes continue at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) with Robert Braswell now serving as acting executive director of the group’s Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC).


Trucking a key to autonomous vehicles: Spear

February 28, 2017 by John Smith

PHOENIX, AZ — According to president and CEO Chris Spear, the American Trucking Associations has “shaped the interstate highway system” in the 84 years since its inception, something that needs to continue during the Trump administration.


ATA supporting NACV trade show

February 22, 2017 by John Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) will be supporting the new North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV), to be hosted this year in Atlanta.


ATA applauds blockage of overtime rule change

November 25, 2016 by John Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is applauding U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant for blocking the Obama administration’s new overtime rule.