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, […]

ATA: RIDOT Publishes Inadequate Environmental Assessment of Impact of Truck Tolls

Rhode Island Trucking Association

Trucking Organizations Call on Federal Government to Reject Flawed Assessment ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 6, 2017  — Wednesday, the American Trucking Associations and its state affiliate, the Rhode Island Trucking Association called on the Federal Highway Administration to reject the Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s assessment of the environmental impact of the […]

FMCSA Declares Washington State-based Trucking Company and Its Driver to be Imminent Hazards to Public Safety

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered a Tumwater, Washington-based trucking company, Even Flo Logistics, LLC, USDOT No. 2948660, to immediately cease all interstate and intrastate operations after investigators found the company to pose an imminent hazard to public safety. A separate […]

Clean Diesel Poised to Build on Past Success, Ensure Prime Role for Commercial Vehicle and Off-road Sectors of the Economy

Diesel Technology Forum

Balancing Clean Air, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Increasing Customer Demands PITTSBURGH, Nov. 2017 — Building on the success of clean diesel technology, diesel engine and vehicle manufacturers are now pushing the envelope of commercial engine efficiency and systems integration to achieve greater fuel economy and other benefits for their customers. Appearing on a […]

Diesel Technology Forum Statement On The Approval Of California’s Clean Air Action Plan For The Ports Of Los Angeles And Long Beach

Diesel Technology Forum

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2017 — The following is a statement from Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum: With yesterday’s approval of the updated Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP), the leadership of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach (POLA and POLB) took a positive step toward improving the air quality for the surrounding communities and […]

ATA Congratulates Scott Mugno on OSHA Nomination

American Trucking Associations (ATA)

Longtime Champion of Trucking Safety to Lead Workplace Safety Agency ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 2017  — The American Trucking Associations congratulated Scott Mugno, vice president of safety, sustainability and vehicle maintenance at FedEx Ground, on his nomination to be the next Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. “Scott is […]

ATA Board Endorses Comprehensive Automated Truck Policy

First-Ever Official Policy Sets Federation’s Principles for Technology’s Development ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 24, 2017 — Yesterday, the Board of Directors of the American Trucking Associations unanimously approved the federation’s first-ever policy for the development of automated trucks. “Over the past year, ATA has been active in this debate, advocating for recognition of the […]

Telogis Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Solution Certified by Former Administrator from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

Telogis Electronic Logging Device

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 2017 — Industry expert and former administrator from the Federal Motor Carrier Association, Annette Sandberg has verified that the Telogis Electronic Logging Device (ELD) software solution has met all federally mandated requirements. Installation of an ELD has been mandated by the FMCSA to digitally capture and log commercial drivers’ Hours of […]

Hoffa: Senate Committee Right In Reining In Push To Include Trucks In Legislation

International Brotherhood Of Teamsters

In Autonomous Vehicle Debate, Technology Must Serve All Americans Truck Legislation WASHINGTON, Oct. 2017 — The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to today’s passage of S. 1885, the AV Start Act, out of the Senate Commerce Committee. “The Teamsters continue to follow the development of autonomous driving technology […]