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Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Obama Immigration Action Could Increase Pool of Truck Drivers

President Obama’s move to let some undocumented immigrants stay in the country clears the way for them to become professional truck drivers, but that path...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/126764/obama-immigration-action-could-increase-pool-of-truck-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Regulatory Climate Explored at Zonar Conference

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a number of proposed rules scheduled for this summer, including establishing a drug and alcohol...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/111632/regulatory-climate-explored-at-zonar-conference
Categories: Drivers
ATA Kicks Off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is the week of Sept. 13-19, honoring drivers for their hard work and commitment.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/131391/ata-kicks-off-national-truck-driver-appreciation-week
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Choppy Freight Reduces Driver Turnover Rate

The American Trucking Associations has reported that the churn rate at large and small fleets dropped by double digits in the fourth quarter of 2016, thanks...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/139735/choppy-freight-reduces-driver-turnover-rate
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Operations, Safety & Compliance
ELD Mandate Finally Arrives, to Growing Pains and Praise

The electronic logging device rule kicked in on Dec. 18 and enforcement has begun across the country.

https://www.businessfleet.com/143488/eld-mandate-finally-arrives-to-growing-pains-and-praise
Categories: Drivers
Turnover Increases at Large Truckload Fleets

The annualized turnover rate for large truckload fleets measured 102% in the fourth quarter of 2015, increasing by two percentage points, according to the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/134804/turnover-increases-at-large-truckload-fleets
Categories: Drivers, Operations

Scott Woodrome of FedEx Freight as the Bendix Grand Champion took home the title of Bendix Grand Champion at the American Trucking Associations’ 2018...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/311160/fedex-freight-driver-wins-national-truck-driving-championships
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Driver Pay has Increased to Meet Freight Demand

A competitive market for truck drivers has caused driver pay to increase significantly as fleets look to meet increased demand for freight transportation...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/279350/driver-pay-has-increased-to-meet-freight-demand
Categories: Drivers
Truck Driver Finalists Named for Next America’s Road Team

The American Trucking Associations has announced the 34 truck drivers who have been named as finalists for the 2019-2020 term of America's Road Team.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/316834/truck-driver-finalists-named-for-next-americas-road-team
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Survey Shows Hours of Service Top Trucking Concern

SAN DIEGO -- The American Transportation Research Institute on Monday unveiled its list of the top ten critical issues facing the North American trucking...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/125765/survey-shows-hours-of-service-top-trucking-concern
Categories: Drivers, Operations

Scott Woodrome of FedEx Freight as the Bendix Grand Champion took home the title of Bendix Grand Champion at the American Trucking Associations’ 2018...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/311160/fedex-freight-driver-wins-national-truck-driving-championships
Categories: Drivers
ATA, Protective Insurance Providing Free Hand Sanitizer to Drivers

The American Trucking Associations and partner Protective Insurance Company will be supplying hand sanitizer to trucker drivers along major U.S. freight...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/357023/ata-protective-insurance-providing-free-hand-sanitizer-to-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
ATA Recognizes Top Safety Director and Driver of the Year

American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council has named Curtis Carr, of Estes Express Lines, as the winner of the 2017 National Safety Director...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/143087/ata-recognizes-top-safety-director-and-driver-of-the-year
Categories: Aftermarket, Drivers, Equipment
ATA Releases Driver Shortage Analysis Paper

American Trucking Associations released an analysis of the shortage of truck drivers, concluding that the current shortage is acute and limited primarily to...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/109172/ata-releases-driver-shortage-analysis-paper
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance

American Trucking Associations officials criticized the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for rejecting a request to delay implementation of its...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/110228/ata-criticizes-fmcsa-rejection-of-hos-delay-request
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
Bipartisan Truck Parking Bill Introduced in House

The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, if passed into law, would dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to projects that increase truck parking spaces...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/352754/bipartisan-truck-parking-bill-introduced-in-house
Categories: Drivers, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), Fleet Management, Operations, Safety & Compliance
ELD Mandate Finally Arrives, to Growing Pains and Praise

The electronic logging device rule kicked in on Dec. 18 and enforcement has begun across the country.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/143488/eld-mandate-finally-arrives-to-growing-pains-and-praise
Categories: Drivers
Half of Carriers Offer Sign-On Bonuses, says ATA Study

American Trucking Associations has released its 2014 Driver Compensation Study. Due to competition for drivers, it found, as much as 50% of truckload...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/127360/half-of-carriers-offer-sign-on-bonuses-says-ata-study
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Taxpayer Group Pushing for Higher Truck Weights

The latest group to endorse higher truck weights has no direct connection with the trucking industry, but rather is a self-described as an “independent...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/111213/taxpayer-group-pushing-for-higher-truck-weights
Categories: Drivers
ATA Study: Average Driver Pay Increases

The American Trucking Associations’ latest version of its Driver Compensation Study reports that average driver pay, including bonuses, increased close to...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/359023/ata-study-average-driver-pay-increases
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
The Pandemic Highway: Drivers Report in as COVID-19 Rages On

Drivers say life is a strange new mixture of both good and bad as they keep their trucks rolling to move critical freight during the COVID-19 outbreak.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/353692/the-pandemic-highway-drivers-report-in-as-covid-19-rages-on
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Obama Repeats Call for Tax Reform to Fund Highways

In his State of the Union address Tuesday night President Obama repeated his call to use corporate tax reform to fund a large, one-time infusion of money...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/116168/obama-repeats-call-for-tax-reform-to-fund-highways
Categories: Drivers
ATA Names 2019-2020 America’s Road Team Truck Drivers

American Trucking Associations has announced its latest group of America's Road Team drivers for the 2019-2020 campaign.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/324191/ata-names-2019-2020-americas-road-team-truck-drivers
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Operations, Safety, Safety & Compliance
The Pandemic Highway: Drivers Report in as COVID-19 Rages On

Drivers say life is a strange new mixture of both good and bad as they keep their trucks rolling to move critical freight during the COVID-19 outbreak.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/353692/the-pandemic-highway-drivers-report-in-as-covid-19-rages-on
Categories: Drivers
Truckers Gear up for National Truck Driving Championships

The trucking industry’s top truck drivers are set to compete in Orlando for the 80th annual National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/141609/truckers-gear-up-for-national-truck-driving-championships
Categories: Drivers
COVID-19 Leads to Truckload Turnover Plunge in Q2

According to the American Trucking Associations, COVID-19 has severely impacted the annualized turnover rate at large and small truckload carriers, which...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/10126407/covid-19-leads-to-truckload-turnover-plunge-in-q2
Categories: Drivers, Fuel Smarts, Safety & Compliance
Court Schedules Oral Arguments in Hours of Service Case

Oral arguments in the lawsuit challenging the hours of service rule will be held March 15 at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/109354/court-schedules-oral-arguments-in-hours-of-service-case
Categories: Drivers
FedEx Freight Driver Takes Top Honors at National Truck Driving Championships

Scott Woodrome, a FedEx Freight driver with 25 years in the industry, was named Grand Champion of the American Trucking Associations' 2019 National Truck...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/338457/fedex-freight-driver-takes-top-honors-at-national-truck-driving-championships
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
ATA Holds Final Round to Select America’s Road Team

The American Trucking Associations is currently in the final round of the America’s Road Team selection process, which includes evaluation of candidates by...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/138479/ata-holds-final-round-to-select-americas-road-team
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance

The hearing by the House Highways Subcommittee offered the major contenders in the perpetual HOS wars a chance to air their complaints, and the Federal...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/112210/somewhat-contentious-hearing-on-hours-of-service-eobrs-also-discussed
Categories: Drivers
ATA, Some States Cancel Driver Championships

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Trucking Associations has cancelled the National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/355214/ata-some-states-cancel-driver-championships
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Turnover Increases; Still Historically Low

The turnover rate at U.S. truckload fleets increased during the first three months of 2017 while remaining at historically low levels, according to the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/141133/turnover-increases-still-historically-low
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Fleet Management, Maintenance

Truck dealers and fleet managers need to work together to smooth maintenance on complex trucks so the industry can continue to grow, Philip Byrd, 2014...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/116118/dealer-fleet-co-operation-driver-shortage-are-vital-issues-ata-chairman-says
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management

American Trucking Associations announced it is seeking nominations for professional truck drivers to serve on the 2015-2016 America's Road Team.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/116729/ata-seeks-nominations-for-america-s-road-team
Categories: Drivers
NATSO, ATA Call for Increased Driver Access to Truckstops

NATSO and the American Trucking Associations are calling on state and local governments to carefully define social distancing guidelines regarding...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/354864/natso-ata-call-for-increased-driver-access-to-truckstops
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
NTSB Calls for Audit of FMCSA's Safety Oversight

UPDATED -- The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended audits of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's oversight processes in light...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/114788/ntsb-calls-for-audit-of-fmcsa-s-safety-oversight
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Drivers Head to Pittsburgh for National Truck Driving Championships

More than 400 drivers will converge on the Steel City on Tuesday for the 2014 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/119655/drivers-head-to-pittsburgh-for-national-truck-driving-championships
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Driver Safety Behavior Insights Gleaned from Lytx Data

Could drivers be more drowsy on Tuesday mornings because of Monday Night Football? And what does wearing a seat belt have to do with the likelihood of...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/318254/driver-safety-behavior-insights-gleaned-from-lytx-data
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety, Safety & Compliance
Panel Explores Legalized Marijuana Impacts on Trucking Industry

Trucking is caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to marijuana, between public opinion and increasingly liberal state laws on cannabis use on...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/317787/panel-explores-legalized-marijuana-impacts-on-trucking-industry
Categories: Drivers, Safety
ATA Celebrates Drivers During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

The American Trucking Associations, along with the industry as a whole, began its week-long celebration of the 3.6 million commercial truck drivers who are...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/10125719/ata-celebrates-drivers-during-national-truck-driver-appreciation-week
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
ATA: New Survey Shows Driver Pay Competitive

Median pay for truck drivers is on par with the national median for U.S. households, while the trucking industry offers drivers “competitive" benefits,...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/126990/ata-new-survey-shows-driver-pay-competitive
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Large Truckload Fleets See 13% Drop in Turnover

Driver turnover at large truckload fleets fell by a significant amount in the first quarter of 2016, reflecting the softer freight economy this year.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/135821/large-truckload-fleets-see-13-drop-in-turnover
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
Truck Tonnage Jumps Again in September

The American Trucking Associations just released For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.4% in September from the month before, matching the August gain.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/114446/truck-tonnage-jumps-again-in-september
Categories: Drivers
Truckload Fleets Suffer Highest Turnover Rate Since 2018

The turnover rate at large truckload fleets – those with more than $30 million in annual revenue – jumped nine points-- marking the largest quarterly...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/347185/truckload-fleets-suffer-highest-turnover-rate-since-2018
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Court Hears Oral Arguments in New HOS Rules Challenges

A court heard oral arguments Friday in a legal move attempting to stop the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s plan to implement revised...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/110553/court-hears-oral-arguments-in-new-hos-rules-challenges
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Driver Shortage Again Top Trucking Concern

For the second year in a row, the ongoing driver shortage topped ATRI’s annual listing of trucking industry concerns.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/317796/driver-shortage-again-top-trucking-concern
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management
ATA Seeks Hours Exemption for Drivers Serving Oil, Gas Wells

American Trucking Associations is seeking an exemption from the hours-of-service rule for drivers serving natural gas or oil wells.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/118308/ata-seeks-hours-exemption-for-drivers-serving-oil-gas-wells
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
ATA Seeks 2017 America’s Road Team Members

American Trucking Associations has officially opened the nominating process for professional truck drivers to serve on the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team.

https://www.truckinginfo.com/133821/ata-seeks-2017-americas-road-team-members
Categories: Drivers, Safety & Compliance
Fleets, Trucking Associations Work to Get Drivers Face Masks

Truck drivers increasingly need face masks to meet both CDC recommendations and some state and local restrictions meant to spread the slow of the COVID-19...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/355794/fleets-trucking-associations-trying-to-keep-drivers-covered
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Safety & Compliance
ATRI Report Finds Problems with FMCSA Hours-of-Service Study

The American Transportation Research Institute on Tuesday released the findings of its evaluation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s field...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/117695/atri-report-finds-problems-with-fmcsa-hours-of-service-stu


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