American Trucking Associations

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 | Associate News Editor
January 5, 2021

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
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 | Special to Transport Topics
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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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.

April 5, 2018