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TechCelerate Now awarded phase 2 contract

The program aims to reduce accidents by speeding up the trucking industry’s adoption of ADAS systems.

ATA Truck Tonnage Index decreased slightly in July

The not seasonally adjusted index equaled 111.5 in July, 5.5% below the June level (118).

Bendix to sponsor ATA National Truck Driving Championship award

The event features the winners in eight classes of competition from 50 state trucking associations’ truck driving championships.

Truck freight tonnage and revenues rose in 2022, according to report

In 2022, trucks moved 11.46 billion tons of freight – up from 10.93 billion tons the previous year.

ATA’s Transportation Security Council recognizes fleets

Trucking companies were recognized for security and loss prevention efforts.

Massachusetts trucking executive urges Congress to set achievable emissions standards 

The first vice chairman of the American Trucking Associations testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s Clean Air, Climate and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee.

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The importance of VMRS in heavy-duty operations

Since 1970, VMRS codes have changed the way service providers and fleet operators communicate with one another.

ATA unveils 2023 Law Enforcement Advisory Board

The ATA 2023 Law Enforcement Advisory Board has 38 members whose collective law enforcement experience totals over 900 years.

ATA: Driver shortage remains near record high

American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello said the driver shortage has eased slightly, but remains near its all-time high. “Based on our estimates, the trucking industry is short roughly 78,000 drivers,” Costello said. “That’s down slightly from 2021’s record of more than 81,000–but still extremely high historically.” ATA calculates the shortage estimates by determining

Top finalists named in search for top rookie military veteran driver

Fastport has announced its Top 12 finalists for its “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence,” a program dedicated to finding America’s top rookie military veteran driver. The program recognizes professional drivers who have made the successful transition from active duty to driving for a commercial fleet. Kenworth has teamed with Fastport, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and

ATA Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.7% in June

American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.7% in June after rising 0.3% in May. In June, the index equaled 120.1 (2015=100) versus 116.9 in May. “June’s jump tells me a couple of things. First, the transition in the freight market from spot back to contract continues. ATA’s tonnage

TMC, SAE ITC collaborate on integrated vehicle health management technologies

SAE ITC and the American Trucking Associations announced an agreement between ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council and the Health Ready Components and Systems Consortium for use of the Council’s Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS) in helping to implement integrated vehicle health management technologies. “With several new programs having been identified for this approach, including autonomous