American Trucking Associations

By Jeff Berman · March 27, 2012
Truck tonnage volumes showed growth in February based on data released today by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
By Jeff Berman · February 28, 2012
Following up a strong month is never an easy thing to do. And the data from the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) January 2012 trucking volume data was no exception.
By Jeff Berman · February 27, 2012
The HOS rule is now the subject of a similar lawsuit by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Public Citizen, the Truck Safety Coalition, and two truck drivers on the grounds that the final HOS rule still fails to make needed improvements to protect the public from tired truckers and should be subjected to judicial review.
By John D. Schulz · February 2, 2012
Fanning out to lobby hundreds of members of Congress on the eve of an important highway bill mark-up, approximately 100 shippers and 12 associations blanketed Capitol Hill in an unprecedented “Stand Up for Trucking” event on Feb. 1.
By Jeff Berman · January 24, 2012
While the economic recovery remains far from complete, truck tonnage could be serving as a positive barometer of things to come, based on the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) December and 2011 year-end truck tonnage data, which was released today.
By Jeff Berman · December 21, 2011
The American Trucking Associations reported today that seasonally-adjusted truck tonnage had a strong month in November, with a 0.3 percent gain over November and a 6 percent annual gain, which marks its biggest annual increase since last June’s 6.5 percent bump.
By Jeff Berman · December 15, 2011
This industry-wide event, called “Stand Up For Trucking,” will bring together scores of transportation executives and key stakeholders in trucking to let their voices be heard so that their Congressional and Senate representatives understand that trucking is a vital national asset that contributes to the well-being of this country.
By Jeff Berman · December 12, 2011
The American Trucking Associations said the turnover rate for this category hit 89 percent in the third quarter, following rates of 75 percent and 79 percent in the first and second quarter, respectively.
By Jeff Berman · November 22, 2011
Seasonally-adjusted truck tonnage in October was up for the third time in the past six months, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
By Jeff Berman · October 25, 2011
The ATA’s advance seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage index increased 1.6 percent in September, following a revised 0.5 percent (from 0.2 percent) decline in August.
By Jeff Berman · September 28, 2011
In its most recent edition of the Trucking Activity Report, the ATA reported that the turnover rate for over-the-road truckers hit 79 percent in the second quarter of 2011, marking the third straight quarter of increased turnover rates in the driver market.
By Jeff Berman · September 27, 2011
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported today that tonnage on a seasonally-adjusted basis fell for the third time in the last four months.
By John D. Schulz · September 12, 2011
In a major victory for independent truck drivers fearing “big brother” harassment, the government has been forced into the legal slow lane in its attempt to crack down on unsafe truckers.
By Jeff Berman · September 8, 2011
In a letter to the Office of Management and Budget, the American Trucking Associations pleaded its case for keeping HOS regulations the way they are.
By John Schulz · August 29, 2011
A ruling issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) focused on mandating usage of electronic onboard recorders (EOBR) for over-the-road motor carriers was overturned by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit late last week.

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