Tag Archives: American Trucking Associations

ATA names finalists for driver of the year award

The award annually recognizes one trucker for noteworthy and career-long professional achievements, holding a stellar safety record and maintaining dedication to keeping the roads safe. The winner is selected from a pool of state Drivers of the Year su…

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week set for Sept. 8-14

As part of the celebration, the American Trucking Associations will honor truck drivers with a Trucking Day at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., during a Major League Baseball game between the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves on Friday, Sept. 13.

Trucking reps testify before Congress on driver pay, hours, safety

The testimony from each of the stakeholders, along with their answers to questions from 17 representatives who are part of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, will be used to help shape the next highway funding bill after 2015’s FAST Act ex…

FMCSA approves alternate cargo securement methods for certain agricultural commodities

The waiver allows for alternate securement for agricultural commodities transported in wood and plastic boxes and large fiberglass tubs, or for hay, straw and cotton bales that are grouped into large singular units.

ATA appeals court’s dismissal of Rhode Island tolls lawsuit ‘on a technicality’

ATA says the court’s decision to dismiss the case “did not address the merits of that constitutional claim” and “held only that ATA’s challenge could not proceed in federal court.”

ATA appeals court’s dismissal of Rhode Island tolls lawsuit ‘on a technicality’

ATA says the court’s decision to dismiss the case “did not address the merits of that constitutional claim” and “held only that ATA’s challenge could not proceed in federal court.”

Federal court dismisses lawsuit over Rhode Island truck-only tolls

A U.S. District Court judge ordered the case be dismissed because the tolls are considered taxes under the Tax Injunction Act, which states that federal courts do not have jurisdiction over state taxes.

Legislation to require side underride guards on trailers reintroduced in Congress

The bill, dubbed the Stop Underrides Act, would require underride guards on the sides and front of a truck and would update the standards for underrides on the back of trailers. It would also add underride guards as part of the required annual inspecti…

Virginia’s I-81 toll legislation introduced, trucking groups threaten litigation

Identical bills were introduced in the Virginia House and Senate that would establish tolls on I-81. Truckers would pay a maximum of $55.25 to cross the state in one direction, while car drivers would only be charged two-thirds that amount. Car drivers…

More than $700 billion generated by trucking in the U.S. in 2017: ATA

ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. trucking industry was generated more than $700 billion dollars in revenue in 2017 according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The organization released its annual collection of trucking data, the “ATA American Truck…