New ATA Chairman Long Plans Image Emphasis on Capitol Hill
RALEIGH, N.C. — Duane Long has run everything from an array of companies with more than 2,000 employees to a logistics firm with 40 trucks, a breadth of experience that he brings to his new role as chairman of American Trucking Associations. But the time he regularly spends on the road also keeps him connected to the challenges fleets and drivers face, Long said.
Snead Guides MC&E to Record Attendance
SAN DIEGO — There were many familiar facets to the Management Conference & Exhibition here that ended Oct. 7. But there was a significant change in the Command Center: Dan Snead was the ATA vice president in charge.October 9, 2014
Record Crowd Attends 2014 MC&E
SAN DIEGO — A record crowd of 2,700 attended the 2014 Management Conference & Exhibition, American Trucking Associations announced.October 9, 2014
Image Movement Nears First-Year Donation Goal
SAN DIEGO — Industry officials said they are more than 80% of the way to raising $1 million during the first year of their “Trucking Moves America Forward” image campaign.October 8, 2014
Closing Banquet: Long Honored, Byrd Receives Red Jacket
SAN DIEGO — Duane Long, the new chairman of American Trucking Associations, pledged to continue to advance the industry’s commitment to safety and recruiting new drivers at an annual banquet held to honor the federation’s top ambassadors.
Volvo, ATA Identify Challenges to DME Industry
SAN DIEGO — Two representatives of trucking told the dimethyl ether industry meeting here that while the fuel has a number of desirable qualities, truck operators are “finicky” and demanding and will not switch on a casual basis.October 8, 2014
Omnitracs Offers Scanning on MCP50, Adds Other Features
SAN DIEGO — Omnitracs said it is adding new features to its lower-cost MCP50 onboard device, including its in-cab scanning application, speeding alerts and support for active safety systems.
Fuel and a Physical: Urgent Care Now at Pilot Flying J
SAN DIEGO — Urgent Care Travel said it expanded its availability of medical services to professional drivers by locating exclusively at Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J Travel Plazas.
Pauley's 'Reimagining Life' Message Hits Home with Trucker Spouses
Jane Pauley's spouse isn't a trucker, but the longtime journalist and television personality certainly relates to many of the challenges that truckers and their spouses face.
Video: ATA to Pursue Federal Transportation Plan, Image Improvement, as MC&E Ends
SAN DIEGO — Leadership of a revised, restructured American Trucking Associations wants to plow forward on the federal Highway Trust Fund and a surface transportation plan, but also sees an opportunity to burnish the industry's image with the public.October 7, 2014