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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 | Online Reporter
December 15, 2018
Business

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.

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.

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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Senior Reporter
February 21, 2018

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