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2011-08-01 14:18:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In comments filed July 29, American Trucking Associations said that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's draft Five-Year Strategic Plan "represents a genuine effort on the part of the agency to listen to, and incorporate, the recommendations of stakeholders," however, ATA went on to tell the agency that, while a good start, the plan does not do enough to address the root causes of crashes. (Logo:...

2011-07-22 11:07:00

SALT LAKE CITY, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based global transportation provider, received a "Satisfactory" rating, the highest rating possible, in a recent Compliance Review. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) thoroughly reviews compliance based on seven areas including: accident records, equipment and maintenance records, driver qualifications, and drug and alcohol testing. "We are pleased our drivers are among the safest in the...

2011-07-21 13:53:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In testimony before a Senate subcommittee today, Dan England, chairman and president of C.R. England Inc., and vice chairman of the American Trucking Associations, urged Congress to adopt several ATA-suggested initiatives to improve highway safety. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO ) Specifically, Mr. England urged Congress to raise the bar for new companies entering the industry by requiring them to...

2011-06-24 10:22:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ATA President and CEO Bill Graves issued the following statement after the release of the National Transportation Safety Board's updated Most Wanted List: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "I commend Chairman Hersman and the other members of the National Transportation Safety Board on modernizing the recent Most Wanted List. In particular, I was pleased to see the Board and ATA share some of the same views...

2011-06-08 13:25:00

State Police Teams Focus on Seat Belt Use and Commercial Driver Fatigue HARRISBURG, Pa., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania State Police placed 107 trucks and 72 commercial drivers out of service during a one-day enforcement effort that focused on seat belt use and driver fatigue, Commissioner Frank Noonan announced today. Operation SAFE, which stands for Seat Belt and Fatigue Enforcement, was conducted across the state on June 1 by motor carrier enforcement teams....

2011-05-24 13:32:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations told the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration it supported the agency's proposal to require motor carriers to install devices to record drivers' hours of service electronically, but urged the agency to address important device design and performance requirements. Also, ATA raised a number of serious concerns about the supporting documents component of the proposal. Specifically, ATA pointed out...

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