ATA Announces National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Video Contest
September 29, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
The American Trucking Associations today announced that it will sponsor a video contest for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2009 (NTDAW). The contest aims to celebrate the 3.5 million professional truck drivers delivering life’s essentials across the country everyday.
ATA is seeking amateur submissions from 1 to 2 minutes in length explaining why professional truck [...]
ATA Announces 2009 Safety & HR Award Recipients
September 24, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
ATA’s Safety Management Council announced its 2009 award winners at its Safety & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition in Baltimore, Md. last weekend.
The ATA President’s Trophy recognizes the three companies whose fleets have been judged to have the best overall safety programs from the Truck & Industrial Safety Contests. These Contests judge motor carriers [...]
American Association for Justice Study Ignores Truck Safety Facts
August 28, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
Reporters, newscasters and commentators covering the recently released study by the American Association for Justice (AAJ) should include this information:
Despite allegations by the AAJ of poor safety and compliance in the trucking industry, the truck-involved fatality rate is now at its lowest since the U.S. Department of Transportation began keeping those statistics in 1975.
Results from [...]
ATA Launches Industry-Related Webinar Series
August 18, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
The American Trucking Associations recently began a monthly series of industry-related webinars. The webinars are available live on selected Tuesdays at 2 p.m. EDT and on-demand after the session concludes.
The first webinar, an economic update with ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello, proved very successful, reaching capacity for both live sessions. All live webinars include an [...]
ATA Applauds New Strategies for Surface Transportation
June 19, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) applauds the leaders of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its Highways and Transit Subcommittee for its draft of a comprehensive transportation and infrastructure plan for the future.
“This proposal sends a strong signal that reform and expansion of the federal transportation program is essential. Timely authorization of the [...]
ATA Unveils Progressive New Highway Safety Agenda
June 15, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · 1 Comment
American Trucking Associations (ATA) unveiled its bold new highway safety agenda at a press conference on Capitol Hill.
“While the trucking industry is now the safest it has been since the U.S. Department of Transportation began keeping crash statistics in 1975, we must continue to further the trend,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. “Our [...]
ATA and Safety Officials to Hold Press Conference on New Highway Safety Agenda
June 8, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
Safety experts from outside the trucking industry will comment on the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) expanded highway safety agenda at a press conference on Tuesday, June 9, on Capitol Hill at 10 a.m.
ATA’s press conference will announce the trucking industry’s bold new 18-point safety agenda that addresses commercial and passenger vehicle driver performance, safer [...]
Blocking the Port
June 3, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
GREEN CITY A lawsuit filed against the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports is impeding the Port of Oakland’s ability to regulate dirty trucks.
In April, a U.S. District Court sided with the American Trucking Association (ATA), placing a preliminary injunction on both ports’ clean truck programs and prompting ports across the nation to amend their [...]
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