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  • Latest Industry News Briefs Courtesy of PMTA

    December 2017
    ATA Board Endorses Comprehensive Automated Truck Policy Orlando, FL… The Board of Directors of the American Trucking Associations unanimously approved the federation's first-ever policy for the development of automated trucks. "Over the past year, ...
  • Latest Industry News Briefs Courtesy of PMTA

    November 2017
    ATA Applauds White House Announcement on Association Health Plans Arlington, Virginia… The American Trucking Associations praised President Trump for signing an executive order allowing individuals to purchase health insurance through assoc...
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    October 2017
    ATA Applauds Rejection of Effort to Delay ELD Implementation Arlington, VA… The American Trucking Associations thanked the House of Representatives for rejecting an 11th hour effort to delay implementation of the electronic logging device m...
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    September 2017
    ATA Forecasts Continued Growth for Trucking, Freight Economy Arlington, VA… The American Trucking Associations released its latest forecast for the next decade of freight transportation, projecting continued growth for freight transportation overa...
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    August 2017
    CBSA Reviewing AMPS Penalties Associated with System Outages The introduction of monetary penalties for ACI AMPS has been an ongoing compliance issue for cross-border carriers over the last several months. Most recently, carriers have been ch...
  • Industry News Briefs Courtesy of PMTA

    July 2017
    ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 2.5% in April Arlington, VA… American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 2.5% in April, following a 1.1% decline during March. (March's percentage decrease...
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    June 2017
    Animated Video Shows How Speed Limiters On Large Trucks Are Dangerous For All Highway Users Grain Valley, MO… The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, the nation’s only organization representing professional and small-business truckers...
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    March 2017
    ATRI Releases Results from Truck Parking Diary ResearchThe American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, has released the results of its Truck Parking Diary research, where commerci...
  • Latest Industry News Briefs Courtesy of PMTA

    December 2016
    Driverless-car makers worry that California's proposed rules will slow their progress California's proposed rules for self-driving vehicles got another road test Wednesday, as vehicle makers and industry groups expressed concern at a public workshop ...
  • Industry News Briefs Courtesy of PMTA

    November 2016
    FMCSA eyes rule to change clearance process for diabetic truckers CCJ reports, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking industry feedback on recommendations made by its Medical Review Board for a potential rulemaking that wo...
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    October 2016
    Driver Turnover Falls for Carriers in Second Quarter Due to Sluggish Market Driver turnover fell four points year-over-year for larger truckload fleets to 83% in the second quarter, dropping to the lowest level since 2011 amid a sluggish frei...
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    September 2016
    FMCSA Delays Implementation of Unified Registration System The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said July 20 it is delaying for three months implementation of the final piece of the Unified Registration System intended to streamlin...
  • Latest Industry News Briefs Courtesy of PMTA

    July 2016
    White House reviews truck efficiency standards The White House has started to review a regulation setting new efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy trucks and buses. The Hill reports the review process at the Office o...
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    June 2016
    12 Foot Width – I-84 MP 354 To MP 346 WB (West Of Ontario) Beginning June 1, 2016, I-84 westbound between MP 354 and MP 346 (west of Ontario) will be restricted to 12 feet 00 in. in width between the hours of 6 PM & 6 AM. The restrictions ...
  • Industry News Briefs

    May 2016
    ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumps 7.2% in February - Index Up 8.6% from February 2015Arlington, VA… American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 7.2% in February, following a revised 0.3% reduction ...
  • ​Pennsylvania Facing Transportation Funding Shortfall

    April 2016
    Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation Leslie Richards dropped a bit of a bombshell on the state’s transportation world when she announced that her department was facing a shortfall of at least $6 billion. Richards, who took office in May 2015...
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    March 2016
    Economic Outlook Shows Continued Slow Growth in 2016 The economy is expected to continue to expand at a pace slightly above trends for 2016, according to Bill Strauss, senior economist and economic advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Strauss ta...