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 | Associate News Editor
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
Government, Business

ATA, Freight Stakeholders Push Back on US Senate’s PRO Act

Truck driver “The government should respect and support the Americans who choose to become owner-operators in the trucking industry," ATA's Gilroy says. (Nes via Getty Images)

Freight stakeholders are voicing opposition to a bill currently being debated in the U.S. Senate that aims to make changes to federal classification for workers.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 28, 2021
Government, Technology, Fuel

ATA Unveils Climate and Clean Energy Advisory Committee

Electric vehicle charging station President Joe Biden's plan calls for building a network of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers by 2030. (Penske Truck Leasing)

American Trucking Associations announced June 10 the formation of its Climate and Clean Energy Advisory Committee.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 11, 2021

ATA Mid-Year Attendees Optimistic About Trucking

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SAN ANTONIO — During one of the first in-person industry events to be held as the country emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, trucking executives attending American Trucking Associations’ Mid-Year Management Session expressed optimism about opportunities that await motor carriers — and the nation overall — as life for Americans returns to normal.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 20, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

ATA's Chris Spear Calls on Congress to Advance Surface Transportation Bill This Year

Spear Spear testifies before the Senate Commerce subcommittee about needed infrastructure upgrades. (

The adoption of legislation designed to improve connectivity across commercial corridors and ensure long-term funding for highway programs would benefit the country’s freight supply chain, the leader of the group representing the trucking sector told a Senate panel May 11.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 11, 2021
Equipment, Safety

ATA Unveils Battle of the States

Scott Woodrome FedEx Freight driver Scott Woodrome addressed the crowd after being crowned grand champion of the 2019 National Truck Driving Championships. Last year's and this year's in-person NTDC events were canceled. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The National Battle of the States: Virtual Truck Driving Championships will take the place of this year's National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships, which were canceled because of COVID-19 concerns.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 3, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

ATA Supports Federal Legislation to Help States Curb Cellphone Use for All Motorists

Driver on cellphone "There is no federal law preventing passenger vehicle drivers from using hand-held mobile devices while driving.” (AndreyPopov/Getty Images)

American Trucking Associations has announced its support for federal legislation aimed at helping states curb distracted driving using cellphones for all motorists, a leading cause of highway accidents and fatalities.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 31, 2021

Fullbay's First-Ever State of Heavy-Duty Repair Report

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Fullbay and the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) are proud to announce the first-ever State of Heavy-Duty Repair report. This paper dives deep into the challenges and trends faced by the commercial repair industry.

March 4, 2021
Business, Safety

ATA Launches Efforts to Help Texans Battered by Storm

Loading water in San Antonio A volunteer loads water for people in San Antonio. (Eric Gay/AP)

American Trucking Associations has launched a relief effort aimed at helping those in Texas and Louisiana impacted by the recent deadly snowstorm.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2021