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

Fullbay Whitepaper

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
Government, Business

ATA Donation to Army Museum Shows Industry’s Commitment to Military, Spear Says

Vintage Liberty truck First-series Liberty Truck from early 1918 production. (US Signal Corps, National Archives via Wikicommons/Designated Public Domain)

The trucking industry is lending its support to the new National Museum of the United States Army.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 14, 2021
Business, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: Keeping the Industry Moving

The year 2020 has been one of endless challenges, even though it began with tremendous optimism that portended a year of record growth for the trucking industry.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
October 26, 2020
Business, Equipment

ATA, TMC Celebrate Professional Technicians With Appreciation Week

Robert Braswell, TMC executive director TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell at Technology & Maintenance Council's annual meeting in 2018. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council recognized several service professionals Sept. 26 during the inaugural National Technician Appreciation Week.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 7, 2020
Business, Logistics

ATA Expands With Moving and Storage Conference, Council

moving boxes Ridofranz/Getty Images

Stakeholders from the moving and storage industries have been made part of two groups that American Trucking Associations’ executive committee recently voted to create.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 20, 2020

Eric Parker, ATA Vice President of Membership Sales, Dies at 50

Eric Scott Parker, who grew up in a trucking family and spent his professional career in the industry, died suddenly on May 11. He was 50.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 14, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Spear to Target Jury Verdicts, HOS, Infrastructure at MCE

ATA President Chris Spear Chris Spear by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The head of American Trucking Associations plans to focus on fighting back against large court verdicts against the industry, continuing the push for a national infrastructure package and working toward reform for federal hours-of-service rules when the industry gathers for ATA's annual Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 26, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

2018 Wreaths Across America Honors Fallen Soldiers for 27th Year

Wreaths Across America Brian Shepker (camouflage coat) and Elizabeth Pettyjohn (pink coat) of Pottsville, Pa., helped unload ATA's Share the Road truck Dec. 15. (Marissa Gamache/Transport Topics)

ARLINGTON, Va. — With the help of ATA Share the Road drivers and thousands of volunteers, more than 250,000 wreaths were delivered and laid on headstones the morning of Dec. 15 at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. See photos.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
December 15, 2018