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2014-04-22 12:22:03

ARLINGTON, Va., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released the findings of its independent evaluation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA's) field study report on the new Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules. FMCSA was directed by Congress as part of MAP-21 to study the efficacy of the restart provisions which went into effect July 1, 2013. FMCSA's field study collected fatigue measurements from 106 truck...

2014-04-21 16:20:49

ARLINGTON, Va., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, as part of National Distracted Driving Month, American Trucking Associations is urging motorists to put their cell phones away and focus on safe driving while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO In 2012, more than 3,300 people were killed and another 421,000 were injured in distraction-related crashes. In order to reverse this trend, elite drivers are educating the motoring...

2014-04-17 16:21:30

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What would the trucking industry look like without 70 percent of the independent and small-fleet owner-operators moving freight today? What if 52 percent of company drivers and leased owner-operators at larger fleets also suddenly exited the business? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140417/76211 A special report on the potential impact of a proposed federal rule requiring electronic logging devices (ELD) to be used in most...

2014-04-14 12:21:09

ARLINGTON, Va., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations announced it is endorsing Vigillo's Athena big data business intelligence platform as part of its ATA Featured Product program. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO "ATA has had a long and fruitful relationship with Vigillo, including its CSA Scorecard in our Featured Product program," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves, "and as data and analytics become more and more...

2014-04-08 12:20:28

ARLINGTON, Va., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today launched two separate online surveys targeting commercial driver input on critical operational issues - impacts from the new Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules and detention time impacts on safety and productivity. The first on HOS impacts is a continuation of the driver data collection first reported in the November 2013 ATRI release, Operational and Economic Impacts of the...

2014-04-07 12:22:57

ARLINGTON, Va., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations is urging motorists to slow down and pay attention while driving through work zone areas. With National Work Zone Awareness Week 2014 marking the 15th anniversary of this life-saving safety campaign, elite drivers with millions of accident-free miles are educating the public on how to stay safe. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO National Work Zone Awareness Week 2014 runs from...

2014-04-04 16:20:22

Follows through on Joint Action Plan to bring stability to Canada's busiest port VANCOUVER, April 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced that the Government of Canada has brought in new regulations to increase the rates paid to truckers at Port Metro Vancouver, delivering on its commitment to support the resumption of full operations at the port. Following the March 26, 2014, back-to-work Joint Action Plan (agreed to by the federal...

2014-04-03 12:21:10

ARLINGTON, Va., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations is pleased to welcome Lytx, Inc. (formerly DriveCam) as the newest sponsor of ATA's show trucks: Interstate One and the Share the Road. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO Both Interstate One and the Share the Road trucks are driven by an elite group of professional drivers with millions of miles of accident-free driving, and now as part of this sponsorship agreement...

2014-04-02 20:20:06

Illinois-based trucking company declared to be an imminent hazard to public safety WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered DND International, Inc., USDOT No. 1434005, to immediately shut down after declaring the Naperville, Illinois-based trucking company to be an imminent hazard to public safety. FMCSA investigators found the carrier had committed widespread, serious...

2014-03-26 16:20:33

"Trucking Moves America Forward" Enhances Industry Image, Public Perception LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The trucking industry announced today the launch of its industry-wide image and education campaign "Trucking Moves America Forward" at the Mid-America Trucking Show with support from a diverse group of industry influencers including leading executives, professional truck drivers and technicians. "Trucking Moves America Forward" is an industry-wide...