ATA and VTA Commend Virginia Governor for reopening Rest Areas
January 21, 2010 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Virginia Trucking Association (VTA) commend Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s leading of the Commonwealth Transportation Board to begin reopening 19 safety rest areas and welcome centers.
The Board voted yesterday to reverse its 2009 decision to reduce the number of state safety rest areas and welcome centers from 42 [...]
American Trucking Association sues DOT for supporting documents on HOS
January 19, 2010 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) filed a lawsuit with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit asking it to compel the Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue a long-overdue hours-of-service (HOS) supporting documents regulation.
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ATA Leaders Vote to Support Sen. Schumer’s Anti-Texting Bill
October 8, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · 1 Comment
The American Trucking Associations’ Executive Committee voted overwhelmingly yesterday to support a bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) to ban texting by all drivers. Also yesterday, the ATA Board of Directors approved policy statements on onboard safety systems, natural gas as a truck fuel, and educating and testing passenger vehicle drivers on [...]
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 [...]
Truckers fret over NAFTA “renegotiation” talk
March 14, 2008 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
Is the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) dying? Both Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama have made campaign promises to “renegotiate” the 14-year-old trade agreement that generally has resulted in a boom for U.S. trucking and railroad interests.
Since NAFTA was adopted in 1994 under the first Clinton administration, it basically created open trade, free of [...]