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

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 | Features Coordinator
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.

October 24, 2018

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.

October 16, 2018