American Trucking Associations

Government, Business

How ATA Stopped the Vaccine Mandate

How ATA Stopped the Vaccine Mandate

Join TT’s Dan Ronan as he interviews ATA President Chris Spear and gets a behind-the-scenes look at how ATA took the industry’s case against the vaccine-or-test mandate all the way to the Supreme Court – and won.

February 11, 2022
Business, Safety

ATA Selects 22 Drivers as New Road Team Class

America's Road Team captains 2022-23 ATA's new class of America's Road Team captains. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

An immigrant from India, a former Marine and a grandmother joined an elite team of 22 professional truck drivers to make up the 2022-23 America’s Road Team Captains.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
January 19, 2022
Government, Business, Breaking News

ATA-Led Coalition Sues to Block Federal Vaccine Mandate

Trucks at sunset on an interstate highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

American Trucking Associations, along with three state trucking associations and a number of groups representing various facets of the supply chain, have sued the Biden administration over its employer-based COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 9, 2021
Business

Harold Sumerford Jr. Elected ATA’s 77th Chairman

Harold Sumerford Jr. gives his first remarks as ATA chairman Harold Sumerford Jr. gives his first remarks as ATA chairman at the closing banquet for the 2021 Management Conference & Exhibition. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — American Trucking Associations closed out its 2021 Management Conference & Exhibition with a celebratory evening after electing Harold Sumerford Jr. as the federation’s 77th chairman.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 26, 2021
Government, Business

Investing in the Nation's Highways

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On August 10, the Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and it now moves to the House for consideration. The passage of the bill would mean new funding for surface transportation programs, including the greatest investment in the nation's bridges since the formation of the Interstate Highway System.

August 24, 2021
Government, Business

Former ATA Chairman Dave Manning Retires From TCW

Dave Manning Dave Manning at an industry show in 2015. Manning in 2017-18 served as ATA’s 73rd chairman. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

After more than three decades working for Nashville, Tenn.-based motor carrier TCW — including a more than 20-year stint as its president — as well as a year as chairman of American Trucking Associations, Dave Manning has decided to retire.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 5, 2021
Government

TSA PreCheck Bill May Have Applications for Trucking, ATA Says

Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee by Graeme Jennings/Pool via Associated Press

A U.S. Senate bill meant to facilitate online and mobile access for Transportation Security Administration background checks has been endorsed by American Trucking Associations.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 1, 2020
Business, Logistics

Truckers Bolstered by Demand Surge, but Shakeout Looms

Truckers wait to enter the Port of Oakland on March 19. Truckers wait to enter the Port of Oakland on March 19. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

U.S. trucking companies are riding a surge in cargo demand from consumers stockpiling basic goods, but it may not last long.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
March 24, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

ATA Trends Report Reveals Industry’s Revenue, Trade Highlights

Trends Report Traffic on a highway in Missouri. (Missouri Department of Transportation)

The trucking industry’s total revenue and cross-border operations experienced significant increases last year, according to the recently released American Trucking Trends report by American Trucking Associations.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 1, 2019
Business, Safety

NTDAW Makes Big-League Move With Trucking Day at Nationals Park

NTDAW Makes Big-League Move With Trucking Day at Nationals Park A view of a game at Nationals Park (Ron Cogswell/Flickr)

If you’ve ever enjoyed nachos or a hot dog at baseball game, you have a truck driver to thank for transporting it. On Sept. 13, American Trucking Associations will do just that as it honors truck drivers during a major league baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

Savannah Kelley | Special to Transport Topics
July 15, 2019

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