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Old Dominion Executive Sam Faucette Awarded Top Safety Honor by ATA Council

Sam Faucette Accepting Award From L-R (Jason Wing, SMC National Chairman; Sam Faucette, ODFL; Chris Brooks, ODFL; Bob Christie, ODFL; Mark Penley, ODFL; John Joines, Great West Casualty Company. (American Trucking Associations)

American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council on Nov. 13 announced Sam Faucette of Old Dominion Freight Line as the winner of the 2018 National Safety Director Award. Faucette was honored at ATA’s Safety, Security and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition in Long Beach, Calif.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
November 14, 2018
Government, Business

ATA President Chris Spear Sees Progress in 2019 on Infrastructure, Workforce Development

Chris Spear ATA President Chris Spear will deliver a state-of-the-industry report at the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 29. (Jaclyn O'Laughlin)

American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear said he likes the direction trucking is going and credits tax cuts for breathing new life into the economy, sparking investment and giving President Donald Trump leverage to negotiate new trade deals.

Daniel P. Bearth and Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporters
October 24, 2018
Business

ATA Announces Finalists for 2019-20 America’s Road Team

America's Road Team

ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations released the list of 34 professional truck drivers chosen as finalists for the 2019-20 term of America’s Road Team on Oct. 16.

Transport Topics
October 16, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of April 23: Denham Amendment

Rep. Jeff Denham U.S. Representative Jeff Denham via YouTube

Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) and Rep. Jim Costa (D-Calif.) are seeking consideration on the House floor for an amendment that aims to clarify regulations related to motor carriers in a 1994 aviation policy law. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 23, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Federal Appeals Court Dismisses ATA’s New York Thruway Lawsuit

New York State Thruway Authority

A federal appeals court has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed in 2013 by American Trucking Associations alleging that the New York State Thruway Authority did not have the right to use toll revenues collected from commercial truckers to support the state’s canal system.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2018
Business, Logistics

Tonnage Robust as Demand for Trucks Grows

Werner  truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truck tonnage in February was up nearly 6% compared with February 2017, according to American Trucking Associations’ monthly for-hire truck tonnage index. Tonnage is up 7.1% year-to-date, compared with the same two months in 2017.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
March 20, 2018
Business, Safety

Truckers Against Trafficking Launches ‘Man to Man’ Awareness Campaign

Truckers Against Trafficking TruckersAgainstTraff via YouTube

A nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness about human trafficking, and amplifying industrywide efforts was launched by Truckers Against Trafficking and key partners, the group announced Feb. 21.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2018
Government, Business

Lawmakers Commence Fiscal 2018 Funding Bill Negotiations

Trucker eating meal in cab A truck prepares to eat a meal in his cab (Big Truck Talk via YouTube)

A fiscal 2018 funding bill being negotiated is expected to provide a viable vehicle this year for advancing a meal and rest break provision for truckers which proponents argue would improve safety and efficiency.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Jan. 16: LiveOnWeb’s 2018 Government Outlook

Transport Topics' Eugene Mulero (left), ATA's Bill Sullivan Transport Topics' Mulero with American Trucking Associations' Sullivan. (LiveOnWeb via YouTube)

Approval of a provision that would clarify meal-and-rest break rules for truckers will be delayed if Congress clears for President Donald Trump this week a short-term funding measure. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

ATA President Chris Spear Proposes Infrastructure Fund at Senate Transportation Hearing

ATA President Chris Spear Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear asked Congress to consider establishing an infrastructure fund capable of generating about $340 billion over 10 years.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 21, 2017

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