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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 [...]


Obama’s pick of industry lobbyist draws fire

September 24, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · 2 Comments 

President Barack Obama’s nomination of a trucking industry lobbyist to head the agency that regulates the industry drew fire Wednesday from senators and safety advocates.

Anne Ferro, the president and CEO of the Maryland Motor Truck Association for the past six years, was named to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a troubled agency that [...]


Western Pa. trucking operation laying off 52

August 21, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

A New Jersey-based trucking firm plans to lay off all 52 drivers at its western Pennsylvania facility by November.

The layoffs are planned at the Louis J. Kennedy Trucking Co. in Aliquippa, about 20 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. The company is based in Kearny, N.J.
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Laid-off cubicle dwellers look to the open road

July 14, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

NEW YORK – Just over a year ago, Patrick Greene was working for one of the nation’s oldest investment banks. Now he’s driving a truck.
Greene was a purchasing manager who arranged travel for Bear Stearns executives. He was laid off in July 2008, a few months after JPMorgan Chase & Co. took over. He tried [...]


Trucking groups back higher weight

June 8, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment 

More than 100 associations and companies — including Kraft Foods, MillerCoors and International Paper — today, June 8, officially launched the Coalition for Transportation Productivity (, urging Congress to responsibly raise the federal vehicle weight limit on U.S. interstates.
CTP supports the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2009 (H.R. 1799), which would increase the interstate [...]