Business, Safety

ATA’s Newly Formed Women In Motion Program Pursues Safer Truck Parking

women fill a variety of roles in the freight transportation industry There are a variety of job opportunities for women in the trucking industry. (davidf/Getty Images)

Already backing safer truck parking in Congress, the new Women In Motion initiative is taking action within days of forming to improve the working environment for women in trucking.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
July 20, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ATA's Chris Spear Touts Issues-First Approach to Infrastructure Bill

Spear Spear speaks at the event. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear praised the bipartisan work that carried a federal infrastructure package across the finish line, and stressed that his group will always put issues ahead of politics

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 15, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

ATA’s Chris Spear Touts Efforts to Address Parking, Training at Mid-Year Session

Spear Spear speaks at the event. (SunJae Smith/ATA)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear said the group’s recently completed Mid-Year Management Session tackled key issues facing the industry, but stressed that much work remains to address the biggest challenges confronting motor carriers.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 19, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

ATA Urges Biden to Increase Oil, Natural Gas Production

pump jacks Pump jacks in Midland, Texas, by Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News

American Trucking Associations, in a letter sent to the White House, is urging the Biden administration to expand domestic oil and natural gas production.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 10, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

ATA President Spear Gives Inside Look at Supreme Court Win

Chris Spear "We put together a very strong case backed with data — not rhetoric, not emotion," American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear says. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear in an exclusive interview for Transport Topics’ Newsmakers series shared behind-the scenes details on ATA’s decision to lead a challenge to the Biden administration’s proposed vaccine mandate for large companies.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2022
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
Government, Safety, Autonomous

ATA Presses USDOT for AV Industry Guidance

Plus truck at MCE 2021 in Nashville, Tenn. A Plus automated truck on the streets of Nashville, Tenn. ATA says automated trucks present "the next transformative opportunity" to promote safety and improve freight efficiency in the U.S. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

Facilitating the deployment of autonomous vehicle technologies in trucking is among the policies American Trucking Associations called on the U.S. Department of Transportation to adopt.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 5, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

ATA Leadership: 2021 Brought Trucking Several Key Victories

Drivers Drivers on a highway. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The trucking industry will look back on 2021 as a year of important victories for infrastructure improvement and workforce development, and now can look ahead to the opportunities those victories present, leaders from American Trucking Associations said.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
December 21, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

ATA Leadership, Global Trucking Officials Meet to Discuss Key Issues

Europe Sumerford (left) and Spear at a meeting at the conference. (American Trucking Associations))

Transportation leaders from around the globe discussed shared challenges during the first in-person meeting in two years of the International Road Transport Union, with supply chain snarls, a shortage of drivers and environmental issues at the top of the agenda.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
November 23, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

ATA Warns Vaccine Mandate Could Worsen Supply Chain Troubles

Trucks parked at a truck stop ATA says it supports vaccinations, but fears a mandate would exacerbate the supply chain crisis. (Bim/Getty Images)

American Trucking Associations has sent a letter to the Biden administration expressing “grave concern” over the potential damage that the president’s plans for a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for many businesses — including trucking companies — could cause for the country.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 21, 2021