Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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ATA honors individuals, organization for work on behalf of industry

ATA honors individuals, organization for work on behalf of industry

ORLANDO, Fla. — The American Trucking Associations has honored a professional truck driver, a state trucking association, an industry non-profit and a motor carrier with the ninth annual Mike Russell Trucking Image Award.

ATA report anticipates driver shortage to reach 50,000 by year’s end

ATA report anticipates driver shortage to reach 50,000 by year’s end

Orlando, Fla. – On October 22, at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition, ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello released the findings of his latest report examining the driver shortage, warning the trucking industry could be short 50,000 drivers by the end of 2017.

Annual ATA report lists driver shortage as trucking's most pressing issue in 2017

Annual ATA report lists driver shortage as trucking's most pressing issue in 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. — The driver shortage surged to the top of the American Transportation Research Institute’s 2017 critical industry issues report released Sunday at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition.

ATA president highlights advocacy efforts, calls for unity

ATA president highlights advocacy efforts, calls for unity

ORLANDO, Fla. — American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear Monday told delegates to the organization’s annual Management Conference and Exhibition that efforts to unify and strengthen the industry group have raised ATA’s profile and resulted in important victories for trucking.

Driver wages, benefits outpace fuel costs in 2016, ATRI reports

Driver wages, benefits outpace fuel costs in 2016, ATRI reports

ARLINGTON, Va. — Increasing driver wages and benefits outpaced lower fuel costs in 2016 the American Transportation Research Institute said Wednesday in releasing the findings of its 2017 update to “An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking.”

TA Petro raises more than $241,000 for St. Christopher fund

TA Petro raises more than $241,000 for St. Christopher fund

WESTLAKE, Ohio — TravelCenters of America (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, said that its annual campaign for the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF) raised $241,310.58 for the nonprofit organization that provides assistance to professional truck drivers whose medical problems have led to financial hardship.

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