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Tag: ATA

ATA Board Endorses Automated Trucks, with a Caveat

ATA Board Endorses Automated Trucks, with a Caveat

| October 25, 2017

The Board of Directors of the American Trucking Associations unanimously approved the federation’s first-ever policy for the development of automated trucks — with an important caveat: Keep a role for professional drivers. “Over the past year, ATA has been active in this debate, advocating for recognition of the importance of the trucking industry when it […]

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Trucking Group Commits to Address Driver Shortages

Trucking Group Commits to Address Driver Shortages

| October 25, 2017

At its annual State of the Industry Address, American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear told the federation’s annual Management Conference and Exhibition that the ATA would take a leadership role in addressing driver shortages. “Our industry faces several barriers that must be addressed if we’re to grow, including: establishing pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship […]

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ATA Honors the Year’s Best in Trucking

ATA Honors the Year’s Best in Trucking

| October 24, 2017

American Trucking Associations (ATA) recognized the winners of several of the industry’s top honors as part of the association’s Leadership and Awards Luncheon at its annual Management Conference & Exhibition. “This industry provides constant examples of hard work and professionalism exhibited by its people on a daily basis,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. […]

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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 0.1% in July Up 2.3% from Last Year

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 0.1% in July Up 2.3% from Last Year

| August 23, 2017

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.1% in July, following a 4.4% drop during June. In July, the index equaled 138.5, up from 138.4 in June. Compared with July 2016, the SA index increased 2.3%. In June, the Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. Year-to-date, compared […]

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Spireon Debuts Solar-powered Trailer and Asset Tracking System

Spireon Debuts Solar-powered Trailer and Asset Tracking System

| March 1, 2017

Spireon, a leader in aftermarket telematics, has announced the general availability of FleetLocate FL Solar, its solar-powered solution for trailer and asset tracking. The technology will is being showcased at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition (TMC) in Nashville, Tennessee. Spireon customer Pan American Express, a privately-owned full […]

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Driver Churn Rate at Large Fleets Drops to Five-Year Low

Driver Churn Rate at Large Fleets Drops to Five-Year Low

| December 9, 2016

Good news in the large fleet field — the turnover rate at truckload fleets with more than $30 million in annual revenue dropped two points to 81%, the third decline in 2016, in the third quarter – the lowest point since the second quarter of 2011. “Ongoing softness in the freight economy has contributed to […]

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