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U.S. Loads Down This Month But Up Year Over Year

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – Recent reports show that U.S. for-hire tonnage have dropped by 0.7 percent month over month but gained 4.1 percent year over year.

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ATA continues to push affordable oil plan on Congress

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. — Three weeks after proposing an affordable oil plan during a National Press Club conference, the American Trucking Associations took its message to Congress.

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7 Tips for Teaching New Log Rules

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has just published a very easy-to-use, free, and extremely helpful tipsheet to help you help your drivers understand the new hours-of-service rules.

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Bison hauls in another safety award

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LAS VEGAS — Bison Transport’s safety record in 2008 earned the carrier top spot in a new safety award launched by Volvo Trucks North America.

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Turnover Rates Spike for Small Carriers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA. – Turnover rate for small carriers jumps 16 points, reports the ATA.

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Truck tonnage takes another hit south of the border

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 3.0 percent in October, marking the fourth consecutive month-to-month drop.

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Graves Urges Transport Secretary on Mandatory Hair Testing

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) “praised” new measures proposed by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to reduce impaired driving. The ATA is also calling for the Department of Transportation (DOT) to allow mandatory hair samples in standard drug tests.

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ATA tonnage index dipped in October

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advance seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.2 percent in October, following a 0.3 percent contraction in September.

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ATA counters HOS reg resistance from “gadflies”

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — The American Trucking Associations has wasted no time hitting back at yet another challenge to hours of service regulations by a coalition of lobby groups.

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ATA makes opposition to HOS challenge official

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) began its dismissal of a challenge to current hours of service (HOS) regulations by trying to clear up any perceived myths, but yesterday the group filed an official motion.

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The Rising Cost of New Iron

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Will equipment become the new diesel? Good chance, says American Trucking Associations’ Economist Bob Costello.

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ATA outlines safety priorities

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations encouraged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to focus on driver behavior as a top safety priority in its 2010-2015 Strategic Plan.

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ATA looks for greater transparency in energy market

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — There’s speculation that speculation is driving up the price of oil and the American Trucking Associations wants the U.S. government to keep an eye on the energy commodity markets.

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Trucking to lead long-term freight growth: ATA

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. — When the current recession will end is anybody’s guess, but when it does it’s going to be good to be in the trucking industry.

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‘Significant’ Tonnage Drop in August

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

The American Trucking Associations’For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index dropped in August, and while it hasn’t wiped previous gains, it’s still a significant drop.