American Trucking Associations

By Jeff Berman · February 23, 2017
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in January at 138.8 (2000=100) was up 2.9 percent compared to December and up 2.6 percent annually. The annual gain was ahead of a 0.2 percent annual December decline, and the January SA was down 8.9 percent compared to February 2016’s all-time high of 142.7.
By Jeff Berman · August 5, 2016
Once again, the numbers in the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) annual American Trucking Trends publication continue to show strength, even at a time like the present, when strength could in some ways be viewed in short supply, given the myriad challenges the sector finds itself up against.
By John D. Schulz · January 1, 2014
While truckload shippers can brace for modest rate increases in the 2 percent to 4 percent range in 2014, carrier executives and analysts say that the boost will only offset the consistently rising costs that continue to hamper the sector.
By Jeff Berman · November 20, 2013
Amid a still topsy-turvy economic outlook truck tonnage volumes appear to holding up pretty well, according to data released by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) earlier this week.
By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2013
In the second quarter edition of its Trucking Activity Report, the ATA said that the annualized turnover rate at large truckload fleets is now at 99 percent, up two percent from the first quarter. This marks the highest point for driver turnover at large truckload fleets since the third quarter of 2012 and is slightly ahead of 2012’s annual rate of 98 percent.
By Jeff Berman · August 20, 2013
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) truck tonnage in July fell 0.4 percent following a 0.1 percent gain in June, and not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment, increased 3 percent from 125.9 in June to 129.6 in July.
By Jeff Berman · July 11, 2013
Regardless of some tangible evidence of economic improvement, one related area continuing to come up short is finding and retaining qualified truck drivers. That sentiment rings especially true when looking at data released today by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) pertaining to truck driver turnover rates.
By Jeff Berman · June 26, 2013
The American Trucking Associations says that truckload volumes will grow 3.2 percent through 2018 and 1.1 percent annually between 2019 and 2024. Less-than-truckload volume should grow 3.5 percent annually through 2018 and by 2.4 percent until 2024.
By John Schulz · June 21, 2013
With the new motor carrier Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations set to take hold in just a matter of days, the trucking industry is continuing what is essentially a last-ditch effort to keep things in their present state.
By Patrick Burnson · June 13, 2013
Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling rejecting two more concession requirements in the Port of Los Angeles clean-trucks program was praised by the American Trucking Associations
By Jeff Berman · May 21, 2013
The pattern of uneven monthly truck volumes continued into April, according to data released today by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
By Jeff Berman · April 26, 2013
ATA officials said that seasonally-adjusted tonnage has now shown gains in four of the last five reported months and is up 7.6 percent going back to November 2012.
By Jeff Berman · March 19, 2013
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported today that trucking volumes showed modest gains in February.
By John D. Schulz · March 15, 2013
The government’s proposed changes to the complex truck driver hours of service regulations had their day in court on the Ides of March and certainly anybody that expected clarity on the issue should have been beware.
By Jeff Berman · March 13, 2013
While the turnover rate at large truckload carriers dipped in the fourth quarter of 2012, the issue of finding and retaining qualified drivers remains a top priority for pretty much all carriers.

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