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ATA Thanks Congress for Advancing a Permanent Hours-of-Service Fix

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement about the inclusion of a permanent hours-of-service restart fix in Congress’ bipartisan Continuing Resolution: “ATA thanks Congress for including what should be a permanent fix to the hours-of-service restart in this Continuing Resolution, and we look […]

Trucking Group Advises Caution Ahead of Hurricane Matthew

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As Hurricane Matthew threatens the southeastern United States, American Trucking Associations urged truck drivers, as well as the motoring public to take appropriate precautions and, if possible, avoid areas that may be susceptible to the storm’s impact.

ATA’s Share the Road Highway Safety Program Offers Driving Tips to Young Drivers

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, American Trucking Associations and ATA’s Share the Road highway safety program are in Sioux City, Iowa to demonstrate safe-driving skills to area drivers. “All of us have the responsibility of being safe when we’re out on the road, so we’re here this week to give students […]

Recently Released Federal Crash and Mileage Data Show Reductions in Crash Rates

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — An analysis of data from the Department of Transportation done by the American Trucking Associations shows over both the long- and short-term that the rate of truck-involved fatalities is declining. “America’s trucking industry has invested billions to improve safety and that commitment is paying off,” said ATA President and […]

New Bill Creates Pilot Program to Allow Younger CDL Holders to Cross State Lines

ARLINGTON, Va., June 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, the American Trucking Associations thanked Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and offered its support for her bill to create job opportunities and address the growing shortage of commercial truck drivers by studying lowering the age commercial drivers can operate across state lines.

Three ABF Freight Drivers Named America’s Road Team Captains

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FORT SMITH, Ark., Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ABF FreightSM, an ArcBest company [Nasdaq: ARCB], is proud to recognize three drivers who have been named captains of the 2015-2016 America’s Road Team by the American Trucking Associations – Kirk Weis, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Bill West, Atlanta; and Chad Miller, Chicago. The drivers join an elite group […]