American Trucking Associations

Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA’s Ray Martinez: Industry Collaboration, Data Play Key Roles in Agency’s Work

FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez addresses the midyear conference. (Jaclyn O'Laughlin)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is focused on improving infrastructure and creating common-sense regulations, and open communication with the trucking industry enhances the government’s efforts.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
May 8, 2019
Government, Business

ATA Among Members of New USMCA Coalition

Donald Trump President Donald Trump (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald)

President Donald Trump’s trade agreement with Canada and Mexico received a significant endorsement as more than 200 companies and associations representing freight and farming stakeholders urged Congress to pass the deal.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2019
Government, Business

Barry Pottle Completes Climb From Cab to Chairman's Seat

Incoming ATA Chairman Barry Pottle with a rig from his trucking company The American Trucking Associations chairman owns Pottle's Transportation of Bangor, Maine. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

BANGOR, Maine — The story of how Barry Pottle rescued his longtime family enterprise is a testament to the determination and business acumen of the tall, soft-spoken, thoughtful man with an encyclopedic knowledge of trucking who has risen to become ATA chairman.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2018

Opinion: Times Are Good, but Our Industry Can't Rest

It is a great time to be in trucking. Signs demonstrating the strength of our industry and economy are everywhere.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
October 26, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

ATA Hires Dan Horvath as New Safety Policy Director

Dan Horvath Dan Horvath, ATA's new director of safety policy. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

American Trucking Associations has hired Dan Horvath to serve as its new director of safety policy, according to an April 4 announcement.

Transport Topics
April 5, 2018
Business, Safety

ATA Leaders Express Support for ‘Super Bowl of Safety’ Competitors

NTDC 2016 John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The 428 commercial drivers taking part this year in the National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships embody the commitment to safety promoted across the industry, said Kevin Burch, the chairman of American Trucking Associations.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 7, 2017

Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference Taps Tyler Rushforth as New Executive Director

American Trucking Associations has chosen Tyler Rushforth as executive director of the Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
August 2, 2017

Opinion: TMC Provides Critical Trucking Forum

The trucking industry would not be able to move 70.1% of the nation’s freight tonnage without great equipment, reliable technology and millions of technicians working behind the scenes to make sure every component of the tractor-trailer is in working order.

Barry Pottle | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
July 21, 2017

Former ATA Chairman James McCormick Dies at 92

C. James McCormick, who lunged into trucking and became chairman of American Trucking Associations, died on May 22. He was 92.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 24, 2017

Tank Truck Competition at NTDC

Jack Sorensen of Lynden Transport, a state champion from Alaska, takes a spin in the tank truck division at the 2016 National Truck Driving Championships in Indianapolis Aug. 11, 2016. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

August 11, 2016