ATRI Appoints New Board Members

American Transportation Research Institute ATRI

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 2017 — The American Transportation Research Institute has announced the appointment of four new members to its board of directors. ATRI Chairman Judy McReynolds, ArcBest Corporation Chairman, President and CEO, appointed the following to serve on the ATRI Board: Andrew Boyle, co-president, Boyle Transportation, Billerica, Massachusetts; Benjamin McLean, chief executive officer, Ruan […]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 2.3% in November

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 2.3% in November

Tonnage Index Up 7.6% from Year Earlier ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 2017 — American Trucking Associations‘ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped again in November, adding 2.3% in addition to the 3.9% jump during October. In November, the index equaled 151.8 (2000=100), up from 148.4 in October. Compared with November 2016, the […]

Trucking Moves America Forward Applauds Trucking’s Charitable Work this Holiday Season

ATA - Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF)

TMAF Shares List of Companies Giving Back this Year after Industry-Wide Call for Submissions WASHINGTON, Dec. 2017 — Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide education and image movement, proudly recognizes the trucking industry’s charitable work to give time and support to local communities. TMAF compiled a list of organizations and companies who […]

ATA Hails Arrival of ELD Mandate Effective Date

American Trucking Associations (ATA)

Leading Trucking Organization Cites Safety, Efficiency as Regulation’s Benefits ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 2017  — Monday, the American Trucking Associations welcomed the effective date of the long-awaited requirement for commercial truck drivers to record their hours of service electronically as a step forward for the industry. “Electronic logging devices have been legislated, […]

Share the Road Delivers Wreaths Across America to Arlington Cemetery

Wreaths Across America - Arlington National Park

ATA’s Safety Program Honors Fallen Heroes ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 16, 2017 — Saturday, American Trucking Associations and ATA’s Share the Road Highway Safety Program celebrated the arrival of the Wreaths Across America convoy at Arlington National Cemetery. “The trucking industry is one of the most patriotic industries in the country, full of […]

Truck Drivers Honored with Holiday Dinner and Free Concert from Country Music Association (CMA) “Vocal Duo of the Year” Brothers Osborne

Brothers Osborne

Pop-up celebration at famed Whiskey Pete’s Truck Stop in Primm, Nev. brings holiday cheer and gratitude for hard-working truckers PRIMM, Nev., Dec. 2017 — In the U.S. truck drivers deliver more than 10.5 billion tons of freight every year, covering 279.1 billion miles, making them a mission-critical component in the movement of goods and […]

Pilot Flying J Partners with Sensys Networks to Provide Real-Time Parking Availability Through myPilot App

myPilot app

Parking Sensors to Help Professional Drivers Track Parking Availability as ELD Mandate Comes into Effect KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 2017 — Pilot Flying J announced a new myPilot app capability helping to deliver real-time, reliable information on parking availability for its guests in partnership with Sensys Networks, the leading provider of wireless traffic detection […]

Wreaths Across America and FourKites team up to pay tribute to fallen veterans

Wreaths Across America graves

Interactive map lets public follow 1.5 million wreaths traveling to veterans’ gravesites CHICAGO, Dec. 2017 — As hundreds of donated Wreaths Across America trucks deliver 1.5 million wreaths to veterans’ gravesites across the country, a new interactive map allows anyone in the world to follow the trucks online. The map, powered by real-time tracking […]

Meritor Announces Investment in TransPower to Accelerate Electrical Vehicle Platforms


TROY, Mich., Dec. 2017 — Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) today announced a strategic investment in TransPower, a leader in electrification technologies for large commercial vehicles. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. California-based TransPower supplies integrated drive systems, full electric truck solutions and energy-storage subsystems to major manufacturers of trucks, school buses, refuse vehicles […]