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    July 2022
    ATA Safety Management Council Honors Industry’s Commitment to Safety Orlando, FL…  American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council honored a number of fleets and industry leaders for their commitment to safety on the highway and in t...
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    June 2022
    Update and Final Opportunities to Comment on Bridge Tolling PennDOT is continuing to move forward with its proposal to toll nine interstate bridges through its Major Bridge P3 Initiative despite pushback in local communities, the state legislature, a...
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    May 2022
    Trucking Cares Foundation Donates to Ukraine Relief Efforts Arlington, VA… The trucking industry’s charitable arm – the Trucking Cares Foundation – announced it was donating more than $40,000 to a trio of organizations involved in Ukrainian h...
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    April 2022
    ATA Pleased to See Biden Administration Recognize the Need for Improved Truck Parking The American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear made the following statement after the Department of Transportation highlighted the need for improv...
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    March 2022
    Top Company Drivers And Owner Operators To Compete For Prestigious Title In March   The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), Overdrive, and Truckers News are proud to announce the finalists for its 2021 Driver of the Year Contests which recogni...
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    February 2022
    Use Extra Caution When Driving Around Snowplows In This Winter Weather With winter weather persisting in many parts of the state, drivers should remember to always pay attention when approaching winter maintenance equipment and never pass snow plows ...
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    January 2022
    PDA Releases 3rd Quarter Driver Data Brentwood, TN… PDA released data  compiled from thousands of phone calls with professional truck drivers during the third quarter of 2021.  The data was gathered as part of PDA’s efforts to help trucking co...
  • Latest Indusry News Briefs Courtesy of PMTA

    December 2021
    ASCE Statement On House Passage Of Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act The following is a statement by Dennis D. Truax, P.E., President, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE):  WASHINGTON, DC…  It is a great day for the nation as the U.S...
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    November 2021
    ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 0.5% in August Arlington, VA…  American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.5% in August after falling 1.1% in July. In August, the index equaled 110.3 (2...
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    October 2021
    Wreaths Across America Welcomes Chief of Police (Retired)Janine Roberts as its New Law Enforcement Liaison COLUMBIA FALLS, ME…  Wreaths Across America (WAA) is proud to announce the hiring of law enforcement trailblazer Chief Janine Roberts (retir...
  • Latest Industry News Briefs Courtesy of PMTA

    September 2021
    ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 1.5% in June Index 0.5% Above June 2020 Arlington, VA… American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.5% in June after falling 1% in May. In June, the ...
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    August 2021
      America’s Road Team is Seeking Professional Drivers to Educate America on Safety and Essentiality American Trucking Associations announced it is seeking nominations for professional drivers to serve on the 2022-2023 America's Road Team.   “Fo...
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    July 2021
    Work Zone Fatalities at Highest Level Since 2006, New Data Show WASHINGTON…  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) joined state Departments of Transportation and other organizations nationwide toda...
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    June 2021
    Truckers tell Buttigieg: Prioritize truck parking Washington DC… The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association sent this letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg imploring the Biden Administration to include dedic...
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    May 2021
    Major Trade Associations Announce New Legislative Partnership to Stop Towing and Staged Accident Fraud  Arlington, VA… The American Trucking Association, American Property Casualty Insurance Association and the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud pl...
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    April 2021
    CVSA Cancels Its 2021 North American Inspectors Championship   Greenbelt, MD… The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has canceled this year’s North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC), which was scheduled to take place in August in M...
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    March 2021
    ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 7.4% in December Index Down 3.3% for Full Year  Arlington, VA…  American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 7.4% in December after rising 3.2% in Novemb...
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    February 2021
    Truckload Turnover Rises in Third Quarter  Arlington, VA…  The annualized turnover rate at both large and small truckload carriers rose by double digit percentage points in the third quarter as the industry began bouncing back from a COVID-19 ind...
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    January 2021
    ATA Congratulates Members for Winning 2020 SmartWay Excellence Awards  Arlington, VA… The American Trucking Associations congratulates 26 member fleets and shippers for winning SmartWay Excellence Awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agen...
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    December 2020
    America’s Trucking Industry Answered the Call in 2020, Says ATA President Spear says Association is ‘Battle-Hardened’ and Well-Positioned to Tackle Issues Ahead  Arlington, VA… American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear add...