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Limiters given speed boost south of the border

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. — The speed-limiter bug is spreading south of the border.

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CSA Scores Unreliable, U.S. Gov. Agency Review Agrees

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) CSA safety enforcement program cannot accurately assess the safety of small carriers, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found in its recent review.

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ATA urges quick action on “Jason’s Law”

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. — Legislation aimed at implementing a pilot program to address shortages in safe parking for commercial vehicles on the U.S. highway system got full support from the American Trucking Associations.

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Slow Down, Tex, says ATA

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA. – Eighty-five miles per hour is too fast, says the ATA in the wake of the recent maximum speed change in Texas.

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CTA suggests fixes for smoother border

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — The new chief at the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency is determined clean up inefficiencies at the border and says he’ll start with “low-hanging fruit.”

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ATA urges White House to tap oil reserve

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is urging the White House to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in an attempt to break the current run-up in crude oil prices before they further constrain the U.S. economy.

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Large U.S. Truckload Turnover Hits High, LTL Fleets See Low

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA. – Annualized turnover rate at large U.S. truckload fleets climbed two points to 99 percent in the second quarter of 2013, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported.

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ATA looks to clear up hazardous regulations

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations wants to eliminate patchwork hazmat rules and recently took their case to Washington.

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Hours-of-Service Rules Arbitrary, Capricious and Irrational: ATA

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON – The ATA, along with other interested groups, have filed a brief challenging the FMCSA’s hours-of-service rules.

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Truckers push for crash determination data in CSA

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — The American Trucking Associations overwhelmingly approved of recent changes made to CSA 2010, but the truck lobby group says it still has concerns that need addressing.

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Truck tonnage index plateaus in February

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index remained flat in February 2008, after rising 2.4 percent in January.

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You’ll Lose 97% Of Your Drivers: Report

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – Imagine if in just one year you saw 97 percent of your staff leave. 97 percent. Well, as the American Trucking Associations (ATA) reports, that isn’t an imaginary figure any more.

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Trucking’s Grave concerns

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

BOSTON — There are five things keeping American Trucking Associations (ATA) president and CEO Bill Graves awake at night, he says:

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ATA Forecast: 2023 A Merry Year For Trucking Industry

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – In the year 2023, the U.S. freight economy is expected to receive a growth spurt, and the role of trucking is expected to increase, reports show.

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Cali port wins court battle, war not likely over

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LOS ANGELES — The rules in place to clean up the air at the Port of Los Angeles, and govern the truckers who operate there, are perfectly legal, according to a federal judge.