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    May 2024
    Trucking Industry Welcomes FMC Decision in Chassis Choice Case  Washington, DC… The American Trucking Associations’ Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference hailed the Federal Maritime Commission decision upholding a previous ruling that ocean carri...
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    April 2024
    Truckstop and Bloomberg Intelligence Survey Shows Spot Market Challenges Appear Near an End  BOISE, ID…  According to the latest Bloomberg | Truckstop survey, which polled owner-operators and small fleets, most respondents believe that current ...
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    March 2024
    Truck Parking On Interstate 5 Will Be Safer And Easier Thanks To New Grant-Funded Project Truck drivers traveling Interstate 5 will have an easier and safer experience finding truck parking, thanks to an innovative new project and federal grant fundi...
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    February 2024
    Trucking Reacts to Biden Administration’s Independent Contractor Rule and Renomination of Julie Su  Washington , DC… American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement after the Biden Administration publi...
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    January 2024
    Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Now Accepting Nominations For TCA Professional Drivers Of The Year Award Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is now accepting nominations for its TCA Professional Drivers of the Year through December 8, 2023. ...
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    December 2023
    Werner Enterprises Becomes 19th Member of TCF Founders Club Washington, DC… American Trucking Associations’ Trucking Cares Foundation announced that Werner Enterprises has committed to becoming the 19th member of the TCF Founders Club. “Werner ...
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    November 2023
    Truckstop and Bloomberg Intelligence Survey Shows Freight Brokers Mostly Unfazed by Industry Challenges  BOISE, ID…  The Bloomberg | Truckstop semi-annual freight broker survey shows brokers remain relatively optimistic about their prospects o...
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    October 2023
    Truckstop and Bloomberg Intelligence Survey Shows Spot Market Reaching Boiling Point Conditions have come to a critical point for truckers operating in the spot market as carriers show frustration over declining rates and rising costs, according to t...
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    September 2023
    ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 2.1% in June Washington, DC… American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 2.1% in June after increasing 1.2% in May. In June, the index equaled 116.5 (2015=1...
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    August 2023
    PA State Senate Votes To Ban Using Cell Phones While Driving By Megan Magensky, PMTA Administrator The Pennsylvania Senate recently voted to expand a ban on texting while driving. Senate Bill 37 would increase penalties for drivers who have a cell p...
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    July 2023
    Volvo Autonomous Solutions Expands Its Footprint And Starts Operations In Texas Volvo Autonomous Solutions (V.A.S.) expands its footprint in North America with the establishment of an office in Texas and starts manual operations in preparation for co...
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    June 2023
    The Lewis And Clark Bridge Between Rainier And Longview, WA Will Close For Up To Eight Days Starting  July 16th The Lewis and Clark Bridge between Rainier and Longview, Washington will close for up to eight days beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 16 f...
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    May 2023
    Plan Now For The 2023 ATHS National Convention & Truck Show In Reno  KANSAS CITY, MO…  Register now for the 2023 ATHS National Convention & Truck Show in Reno, Nevada, June 8-10. The Early Bird deadline was March 31, but ATHS welcomes all...
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    March 2023
    ATA Warns Congress Against Allowing California to Set National Emissions Rules  WASHINGTON, DC… American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear recently  told Congress that the industry needed realistic national timelines and targets...
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    March 2023
    Record Year For Volvo Trucks In 2022 – All-Time High Volumes And Market Share Increase In 41 Countries 2022 was a record year for Volvo Trucks. The company delivered an all-time high number of its trucks to customers and also increased its market s...
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    February 2023
    PA Turnpike Reminds Motorists of 5% Toll Increase Started Jan. 8  HARRISBURG, PA… The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PA Turnpike) reminds drivers that a toll increase approved last year  took effect across the highway system on Jan. 8 at 12:0...
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    January 2023
    ATA Applauds Introduction of Senate Truck Parking Bill Washington , DC… American Trucking Associations applauded the introduction of the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act by U.S. Senators Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Mark Kelly (D-AZ). The legislat...
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    December 2022
    Trucking Law Enforcement Group Urges States to Address Truck Parking Shortage Washington, DC… The American Trucking Associations’ Law Enforcement Advisory Board sent a letter to all 50 governors and state departments of transportation urging th...
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    November 2022
    Truckstop and Bloomberg Intelligence Survey Shows Higher Contract Rates Surpass Lower Demand for Brokers BOISE, ID… Earnings expectations for freight brokers may move higher according to the latest Bloomberg | Truckstop survey, which polled broker...
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    October 2022
    ATA Hails Committee Passage of Bill to Boost Truck Parking Availability Washington, DC… American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spearpraised congressional leaders for advancing the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act – which would...