Government, Fuel

Key Democrats Press for Infrastructure Funding Amid Tax Reform Debate

Rep. John Delaney John K. Delaney via YouTube

Several Democrats, including Rep. John Delaney of Maryland, are critical of a tax reform package proposed by House Republicans that does not offer an approach to fund big-ticket infrastructure projects..

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 2, 2017

Manning Chose Trucking Over Dentistry

Dave and Betsy Manning by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Betsy Manning was a bit unsure about a life in trucking during the early days of her marriage with Dave Manning, the incoming chairman of American Trucking Associations. But she’s acquired a taste for it during their run of nearly five decades together.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Special to Transport Topics
October 27, 2017

ATA Elects Dave Manning as New Chairman

New ATA Chairman Dave Manning New ATA Chairman Dave Manning. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. — American Trucking Associations’ annual conference culminated on Oct. 24 with the federation’s new chairman, Dave Manning, telling fellow members he will continue to push for greater investments in the country’s freight corridors to improve connectivity.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Becomes ATA Member

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, ATA's newest member J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.

ORLANDO, Fla. — J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has become American Trucking Associations’ newest member.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Business, Safety

ATA Presents Russell Image Awards for Trucking Advocacy

Mike Russell Image Award recipients Accepting for their organizations are, left to right: Shannon Newton and Tony Bradley (Arizona Trucking Association), John Elliott (Load One) and Herschel Evans (Holland & America’s Road Team). (John Sommers II for TT)

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

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

SmartWay Honors 10 ATA Members for Environmental Efforts

SmartWay Cheryl Bynum SmartWay National Program Manager Cheryl Bynum by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Ten American Trucking Associations members received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Excellence Award. The agency bestowed the honor here Oct. 23, during ATA’s Management Conference & Exhibition.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Oct. 23: Industry and Government at Work

ATA President Chris Spear Spear by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The collaboration between the trucking industry and federal regulators is bound to strengthen once the tenure of Ray Martinez at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration kicks off. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Updates on Tax Reform, Autonomous Vehicles, Driver Shortage to Highlight MCE

ATA President Chris Spear John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Technology, tax reform and new initiatives to resolve the trucking industry’s persistent labor shortage will be front and center at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2017

Opinion: Opportunities Abound After Momentous Year

Just over a year ago, I delivered my first State of the Industry address at American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas — four months after taking over as president and CEO of ATA. Then as now, I am honored to lead this prestigious organization.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
October 18, 2017
Government, Business, Opinion

Opinion: Advocacy Agenda Always Puts Drivers First

The 12 months I’ve spent as chairman of American Trucking Associations provided a whirlwind of great experiences and key victories for trucking. They also provided some career highlights.

Kevin Burch | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
October 13, 2017