Tagged: american trucking associations

Trucking and Trump: An Infrastructure Match

by Marty Cook 11/21/2016 12:00 am

The American Trucking Associations wasted little time reacting to Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election. The industry has been a proponent of improving the nation's infrastructure, which Trump said he wants to do.

Trucking Calls Out for More Young Drivers

by Marty Cook 8/29/2016 12:00 am

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a pilot program earlier this month in which a group of military veterans aged 18-21, all of whom have to have heavy vehicle training, would be allowed to drive trucks across state lines in order to study their safety capabilities against a group of older drivers.

New American Trucking Associations CEO Chris Spear Pleases Arkansas Industry

by Marty Cook 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Chris Spear’s appointment as the president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations is good news for Arkansas.

Billions in Safety Costs Pay Off for Truckers

by Marty Cook 7/4/2016 12:00 am

The American Trucking Associations released a report on a 2015 study that showed that the trucking industry spends $9.5 billion a year on safety initiatives. The investments are proving to be worth it.

Arkansas Trucking Association Shows Love for Veterans

by Marty Cook 5/9/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Trucking Association plans to put together a slide show of military veterans employed by its member companies, noting when and for which branch they served, to present before the keynote speech of its annual business conference May 19 at the Little Rock Marriott.

DOT Requires Electronic Logging Devices in Trucks by End of 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2015 11:26 am

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says that electronic logging devices will be required in commercial trucks and buses by December 2017.

Trucking Associations Happy Transportation Bill Had Plenty of Room To Pass

by Marty Cook 11/9/2015 12:00 am

The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Thursday a six-year, $339 billion highway transportation bill by a 363-64 vote. The Arkansas Trucking Association applauds the move.

Truckers Still Feeling Driver Pinch

by Marty Cook 10/12/2015 12:00 am

An American Trucking Associations analysis reported an expected shortage of a record-high 47,500 drivers by the end of 2015, an increase of nearly 10,000 from the year before. The report said driver shortage has been a growing problem since the industry began to recover from the recession in 2011.

Report: US Truckers Generated Record $700B in Revenue Last Year

by Lance Turner 5/12/2015 11:22 am

A new report from the American Trucking Associations says the U.S. trucking industry generated a record $700.4 billion in revenue.

Truckers Seek Higher Fuel Tax

by Marty Cook 2/2/2015 12:00 am

On Jan. 26, a coalition of AAA, the American Trucking Associations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a letter urging members of the 114th Congress to raise the federal fuel tax rate. Currently, and since 1993, the rate has been 18.4 cents a gallon for gas and 24.4 cents a gallon for diesel.

Truck Driver Hair Testing Moves Forward at J.B. Hunt

by Chris Bahn 6/24/2013 12:00 am

J.B. Hunt became the first major transportation company to incorporate hair testing seven years ago. Other companies have since followed suit, despite the additional costs and the fact that results cannot be shared with others in the industry.