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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 ...
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    March 2019
    ATA Backs President Trump’s Calls for Infrastructure and Trade Action - Trucking Calls on Congress to Act on USMCA and Highway Trust Fun Arlington, VA… Following the recent State of the Union address, American Trucking Associations’ President...
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    February 2019
    Court Ruling: Truck Drivers Must Be Paid for All Hours on Duty St. Petersburg, FL… In October, the U.S. District Court in the Western Division of Arkansas ruled that truck drivers should receive at least minimum wage for their work time. While ...
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    January 2019
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    December 2018
    Aashto Publishes New Edition Of The “Green Book” WASHINGTON, DC…The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently released the seventh edition of A Policy on Geometric Design of Highway and Streets, common...
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    November 2018
    ATA Statement on North American Trade Agreement Arlington, VA… Leaders of the American Trucking Associations praised the governments of the United States, Canada and Mexico for coming together on a framework for continued free trade between...
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    October 2018
    ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 1.9% in July Arlington, VA… American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.9% in July after decreasing 0.5% in June. In July, the index equaled 115 (2015=100), up...
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    September 2018
    ATA Pledges to Create Greater Opportunities in Trucking Arlington, VA… Leaders from the American Trucking Associations pledged that the trucking group would provide at least 50,000 people enhanced career opportunities as part of today’s Trump adm...
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    August 2018
    ATA Sues Rhode Island Over Unconstitutional Truck Toll ProgramArlington, Virginia… The American Trucking Associations, along with three motor carriers representing the industry, asked a federal court to rule Rhode Island’s RhodeWorks truck-only t...
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    July 2018
    Alexandria, VA… NATSO, the national association representing travel plazas and truckstops, the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America and the National Association of Convenience Stores applaud President Trump for rejecting a proposal ...
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    June 2018
    Advanced Training Systems Analyzes: Teenage Truckers, Solution to Nation’s Shipping Woes? St. Petersburg, FL… Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have proposed a way to ease America’s urgent shortage of long-haul truck drivers: allow certified t...
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    May 2018
    SelecTrucks Launches Roadside Select, 24/7 Emergency Roadside Assistance Program PORTLAND, OR… SelecTrucks is excited to launch a new premier heavy-duty emergency roadside assistance program, Roadside Select. This program is powered by Road...
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    April 2018
    ATA President Urges Congress to Act on Infrastructure Funding Washington, DC… American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear called on Congress to set aside ideological partisanship and put forward a bold infrastructure invest...
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    March 2018
    Analysis Confirms Commercial Rest Areas Limit Truck Parking Capacity Alexandria, VA… A new report issued today by NATSO, the national association representing the truckstop and travel plaza industry, finds 69 percent more commercial truck p...
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    February 2018
    ATA Commends Congress on Passage of Tax Overhaul Arlington, Virginia - The American Trucking Associations today applauded Congress for passing major tax reform legislation, which now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. "Ameri...
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    January 2018
    ATA Commends Senate Passage of Tax Reform Arlington, Virginia – The American Trucking Associations issued the following statement commending the United States Senate for passing tax reform legislation: "With today's action in the Senate, ma...