Today's Trucking

Spear goes on offensive in ATA address

October 29, 2018 by John Smith

AUSTIN, Texas – American Trucking Associations president and CEO Chris Spear went on the offensive during his annual state of the industry address today, calling for changes to everything from minimum driving ages to new drug testing tools and a massive infrastructure investment.


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.


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 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.