American Trucking Associations

By Jeff Berman · March 19, 2013
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported today that trucking volumes showed modest gains in February.
By John D. Schulz · March 15, 2013
The government’s proposed changes to the complex truck driver hours of service regulations had their day in court on the Ides of March and certainly anybody that expected clarity on the issue should have been beware.
By Jeff Berman · March 13, 2013
While the turnover rate at large truckload carriers dipped in the fourth quarter of 2012, the issue of finding and retaining qualified drivers remains a top priority for pretty much all carriers.
By Jeff Berman · February 28, 2013
When it comes to the ongoing quarrel between the American Trucking Associations and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration over the pending motor carrier Hours-of-Service (HOS) changes, did anyone really think that ATA would not have the last word, at least for now anyhow?
By Jeff Berman · February 20, 2013
Trucking volumes ended 2012 on a fairly positive note, and they commenced 2013 in the same fashion, according to data released by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) this week.
By Jeff Berman · January 9, 2013
In its report, the GAO explained that mileage-based user fee initiatives in the United States and abroad show that such fees can lead to more equitable and efficient use of roadways by charging drivers based on their actual road use and by providing incentives to reduce road use.
By Jeff Berman · December 18, 2012
November trucking volumes largely recovered from the Hurricane Sandy-induced declines in October, according to data released by the American Trucking Associations.
By Jeff Berman · December 13, 2012
ATA reported that the annualized linehaul truck driver rate at large truckload fleets is intact at more than 100 percent for the second straight quarter in the third quarter.
By Jeff Berman · November 20, 2012
The ATA said that seasonally-adjusted (SA) truck tonnage in October—at 113.7 (2000=100)—dipped 3.8 percent annually, and the not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment, hit 123.7 in October, which was 7.7 percent better than September and was 5.2 percent higher than the October 2011 NSA.
By Jeff Berman · November 7, 2012
While the truck driver shortage is far from a new development, a recently-released white paper by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) highlights that the current shortage is “acute and limited primarily to the truckload sector. And it added that long-term trends could lead to an even more severe shortage in the next decade.
<p>Governor Graves discusses his life in trucking with <i>Logistics Management</i>’s John Schulz late last month.</p> By John D. Schulz · November 1, 2012
American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Bill Graves is named NITL Executive of the Year for his leadership in shaping the nation’s ground freight transportation system and his affable, endearing management style.
By Jeff Berman · October 23, 2012
The ATA reported that seasonally-adjusted (SA) truck tonnage in September—at 118.7 (2000=100) was up 0.4 percent after declining 0.9 percent in August on the heels of a flat July and June.
By Jeff Berman · October 9, 2012
At this week’s American Trucking Associations (ATA) annual Management Conference & Exhibition ATA President and CEO Bill Graves laid out all the issues facing the trucking industry on the table in a wide-ranging keynote address.
By Jeff Berman · September 25, 2012
The push and pull nature of freight transportation volumes in today’s economy remains largely intact based on the results of today’s August trucking volumes released by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).

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