ATRI Appoints New Board Members

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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 Fell 0.9% in September

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Truck Tonnage Index Up 7.4% from Year Earlier ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 24, 2017 — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 0.9% in September, following a 4.7% gain during August. In September, the index equaled 144.4 (2000=100), down from 145.7 in August. Compared with September 2016, the SA […]

Driver Shortage Back on Top as Trucking Industry’s Top Concern

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 23, 2017 — The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research institute, yesterday unveiled its top industry issues report, which includes the list of the top ten critical issues facing the North American trucking industry. For the first time since 2006, the driver shortage is the top-ranked […]

Increasing Driver Wages and Benefits Outpaced Lower Fuel Costs in 2016

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ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 18, 2017 — The American Transportation Research Institute today released the findings of its 2017 update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking.  Using financial data provided directly by motor carriers throughout the country, this research documents and analyzes trucking costs from 2008 through 2016 – providing trucking industry […]