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Winter Weather Pushed ATA Truck Tonnage Index Down 4.3% in January

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 4.3% in January, after edging 0.8% lower in December. In January, the index equaled 124.4 (2000=100) versus 130.0 in December. The all-time high was in November 2013 (131.0). Compared with January 2013, the SA index increased 1.2%.

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Edged 0.6% Higher in December

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.6% in December, after surging 4.7% in November. The increase pushed the index 6.2% higher for the full year making it the index's best year since 1998.

Trucking Calls on Washington to Have a Productive 2014

With Congress returning to Washington this week, leaders of American Trucking Associations called on lawmakers and policymakers in Washington to take several steps to improve the nation’s economy and make our highways safer.


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Safety

Elite Drivers Provide Tips for Work Zone Awareness Week

Today, American Trucking Associations is urging motorists to slow down and pay attention while driving through work zone areas. With National Work Zone Awareness Week 2014 marking the 15th anniversary of this life-saving safety campaign, elite drivers with millions of accident-free miles are educating the public on how to stay safe.

ATA Encourages Others to Comment on FMCSA's Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Proposal

On February 20, 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) to create a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse). Though ATA supports the Clearinghouse proposal, we have some concerns about the details of its design and operation. In order to stress the importance of these issues, ATA is asking ATA members and other interested parties to also file comments discussing them.

ATA Welcomes Electronic Logging Device Proposal

Today, American Trucking Associations officials said they welcomed the proposal by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to mandate the use of electronic logging devices in commercial trucks as a potential improvement for highway safety.


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Sustainability

Trucking Calls on Washington to Have a Productive 2014

With Congress returning to Washington this week, leaders of American Trucking Associations called on lawmakers and policymakers in Washington to take several steps to improve the nation’s economy and make our highways safer.


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