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    November 2020
    Truckload Turnover Plunges in Second Quarter Pandemic has ‘Profound Impact’ on Driver Market  Arlington, VA…Virginia – The annualized turnover rate at both large and small truckload carriers experienced declines of double digit percentage ...
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    October 2020
    ATA Expresses Disappointment In Hair Testing Guidelines  
Arlington, VA…  American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement regarding the Department of Health and Human Services’ announced guidelines ...
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    September 2020
      2020 TCA Safety Professional of the Year - Clare C. Casey Award Presented to Jill Maschmeier The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has awarded National Carriers, Inc.’s Director of Safety/Compliance, Jill Maschmeier, as the 2020 TCA Safety Pr...
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    August 2020
    Trucking Provides Congress With Roadmap For Safe And Swift Economic Recovery, ATA Chairman Highlights Trucking’s Essential Role Throughout COVID-19 Crisis  Arlington, VA… Randy Guillot, chairman of the American Trucking Associations and presiden...
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    July 2020
    ATA Truck Tonnage Index Plunged 12.2% in April Index 11.3% below April 2019  Arlington, VA…  American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index contracted 12.2% in April after increasing 0.4% in March...
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    June 2020
    ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 1.2% in March Index 4.3% Higher than March 2019  Arlington, VA…  American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.2% in March after increasing 1.8% in February. I...
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    April 2020
    ATA Thanks Department of Transportation for Acting to Ease Burdens on Drivers - Industry Appreciates New Guidance to Truckers on Impacts of COVID-19  Arlington, VA… The American Trucking Associations thanked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Admini...
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    April 2020
    ATA Hails Streamlining of Security Credentialing Process for Truck Drivers - New TSA Rule Will Allow Holders of TWIC Cards to Obtain Hazmat Endorsements  VA… The American Trucking Associations applauded the Transportation Security Administration f...
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    March 2020
    ATA Signs the Department of Transportation's Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking PledgeArlington, VA… The American Trucking Associations committed to continuing the Federation’s efforts to combat human trafficking by signing the Depa...
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    February 2020
    ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 3.5% in November - Index 2.1% Lower than November 2018 Arlington, VA… American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 3.5% in November after falling 0.7% in O...
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    January 2020
    13.5% of CMVs Inspected During 2019 Brake Safety Week were Removed from Roadways for Brake-Related Violations Greenbelt, MD… From Sept. 15-21, 2019, inspectors conducted 34,320 commercial motor vehicle inspections as part of the Commercial Vehicle...
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    December 2019
    PA Turnpike Plans Statewide Conversion to ‘Cashless’ Tolling in Late 2021HARRISBURG, PA. (NOV. 4, 2019) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) today announced that it plans a full transition to “cashless” All-Electronic Tolling (AET) ...
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    November 2019
    ATA Calls for Common Sense Approach to Liberalizing Marijuana Law - Trucking Group Backs Comprehensive Approach to Address Legalized Recreational PotSan Diego, CA… The Board of Directors of the American Trucking Associations endorsed a new set of p...
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    October 2019
    NATSO, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Thank Congressman Brindisi for Commitment to Local Business Alexandria, VA… NATSO member Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores thanked U.S. Congressman Anthony Brindisi for visiting its Binghamton, N.Y...
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    September 2019
    ATA Praises DOL Opinion Letter on Sleeper Berth Time Arlington, VA… American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear thanked the Department of Labor for issuing an opinion clarifying that time spent in the sleeper berth does not count a...
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    August 2019
    ATA Praises Choice of Eugene Scalia as Labor Secretary Nomine Arlington, VA… American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear praised President Trump’s choice of Eugene Scalia as the nominee for Secretary of Labor. “I have had the ...
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    July 2019
    ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 7.4% in AprilArlington, VA… American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index surged 7.4% in April after decreasing 2% in March. In April, the index equaled 121.8 (2015=1...
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    June 2019
    ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 2.3% in MarchArlington, VA… American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was down 2.3% in March after decreasing 1.5% in February. In March, the index equaled 113.2 (...
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    May 2019
    CVSA's New 2019 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is Now in EffectGreenbelt, MD… Starting April 1, 2019, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) 2019 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is now in effect. The 2019 ...
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    April 2019
    3 out of 4 Americans Agree: A Texting DriverIs More Dangerous Than an AI Driver AUSTIN, TX… Who do you trust more: Man or machine? According to new data released by insuranceQuotes.com, the answer for most Americans is “machine” – at least ...