Spear Says Technology, Policy Can Advance Trucking Agenda

Mario Olivero/AASHTO

American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear, during a flurry of presentations last week, touted the federation’s efforts to tap into technological innovation and to work with the Trump administration to achieve policy goals.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
Eric Miller and David Elfin | Staff Reporters
March 6, 2017
Special Coverage, Business

TMC Prepares for 2017 Annual Meeting; Aftertreatment Systems, GHG Top Issues

John Sommers II for TT

The latest challenges and trends in the maintenance of heavy-duty trucking equipment, such as engine exhaust aftertreatment systems and the impact of greenhouse-gas regulations on fleets, are among the topics to be addressed at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2017 annual meeting and transportation technology exhibition set for later this month.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
February 16, 2017

ATA Infrastructure Group Urges Action on Funding

U.S. Department of Transportation

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and congressional leaders were urged to take bold action to solve the nation’s long-standing shortfall in infrastructure development during meetings with American Trucking Associations’ Infrastructure Task Force.

Eugene Mulero and Jonathan S. Reiskin | Staff Reporters
February 13, 2017
Business, Government, Autonomous

Capitol Hill, DOT Veteran John Drake Joins ATA; Will Serve as Senior VP of Legislative Affairs

American Trucking Associations

In 2003, John Drake was a 27-year-old with a philosophy degree who drove from California to Washington, D.C., with little more than a keen desire to work for the federal government.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2017

ATA Selects 20 as Road Team Captains to Expand Industry Outreach, Education

John Sommers II for TT

American Trucking Associations last week selected 20 professional drivers to serve as industry ambassadors on America’s Road Team, a program started decades ago to help educate the public about life on the road and the role trucking plays in the safe delivery of critical goods.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 16, 2017

ATA Selects Infrastructure Task Force Members

American Trucking Associations has selected 11 people for its new task force to evaluate funding options for repairs to and expansion of the nation’s highways and bridges.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
December 19, 2016

Cammisa Brings Wealth of Experience to ATA

American Trucking Associations

Michael Cammisa, a self-­described “car guy” while growing up in Alex­andria, Virginia, is the new vice president of safety policy and connectivity for American Trucking Associations.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
December 12, 2016
Government, Business

ATA to Expedite Task Force for Infrastructure Funding

American Trucking Associations

Sensing a significant opportunity to advance trucking’s legislative and regulatory agendas in the nation’s capital, American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear said he will accelerate the creation of an ATA infrastructure task force to the end of this month.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
November 21, 2016

September Tonnage Dips 0.7%; First Year-Over-Year Drop in 2016

Truck tonnage in September continued to reflect a sluggish freight market, down 0.7% from the same month a year ago, reversing an August uptick and marking the first year-over-year decline in the American Trucking Associations index since October 2015.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2016
Business, Government

Speed-Limiter Plan ‘Flawed’; ATA Preps Response to DOT

LAS VEGAS — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear sharply criticized a proposed federal speed­-limiter rule for new heavy trucks as “flawed” largely because it would create differential speeds on the nation’s highways.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 10, 2016