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Government, Business, Safety

Letters to the Editor: Hours of Service, Border Debate, I-80 Tolls, Diesel Prices

I have always found it amazing in my 20 years in this industry that the federal and state governments try to pigeonhole every driver into the same rules.

October 30, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Trucking Faces Challenges, ATA Says

ORLANDO, Fla. — Trucking executives going through a recession in their industry heard predictions that more hard times for them lay ahead in politics and the economy, but remained optimistic and prepared to take an active role in shaping their future.

October 29, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

ATA to Push Climate Initiative

ORLANDO, Fla. — Executives with American Trucking Associations endorsed a program aimed at tying several key trucking-industry issues to growing political concern about global warming.

October 29, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Kuntz Increases Drumbeat for More Road Funding

ORLANDO, Fla. — Four months into his term as chairman of American Trucking Associations, Ray Kuntz said the nation’s inadequate highway infrastructure is worse than he had thought and that long-term highway leases to private companies are not a solution.

October 29, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Graves Urges Industry to Lead on Warming, Highway Issues

ORLANDO, Fla. — ATA President Bill Graves challenged industry leaders to move aggressively to lead the national debate on climate change, linking truck emission reductions to higher fuel consumption and the need for greater trucking productivity to alleviate congestion.

October 29, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

September Truck Tonnage Declines 2.3%, ATA Says

American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted for-hire truck tonnage index for September declined 2.3% from a year ago, ATA said.

Transport Topics
October 26, 2007
Business, Safety

Mack, Michelin Continue to Sponsor Share the Road Program in 2008

ORLANDO, Fla. — Mack Trucks said it will once again be the primary sponsor for American Trucking Associations’ Share the Road program in 2008.

Transport Topics
October 26, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Opinion: ‘Load ’em High and Tight...’

My dad started Graves Truck Lines, with his dad, in 1935 at the height of the Great Depression. It was their response to the “What now?” that followed the loss of the family farm.

October 26, 2007
Business, Safety

Editorial: Incentives Matter

The dependably agreeable weather of Florida this time of year is an incentive for the industry to meet again in Orlando for American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition.

October 25, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Bill Offering Safety Tax Credit Praised

A bill introduced in the House of Representatives that would give trucking fleets a 50% tax credit for investing in safety technologies has won praise from transportation and safety officials, but they acknowledged the legislation likely faces an uphill battle.

October 24, 2007

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