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June 2017 Issue

Fleet Operations

FMCSA Urges Everyone to “Share the Road Safely” in National Safety Campaign

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) continues its efforts to raise public awareness so that all drivers know how to operate safely around large trucks and buses through a newly formed partnership under the Our Roads, Our Safety campaign. “FMCSA is pleased to work with a group of partners that ...

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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 6.5% in May

June 20, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet OperationsComments Off on ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 6.5% in May

American Trucking Associations’ (ATA’s) advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.5% in May, following a 1.5% decline during April. In May, the index equaled 144.1 (2000=100), up from 135.3 in April.   Compared...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, PowerhouseComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, June 19, 2017

U.S. Oil Stocks Rebounding U.S. supply adds half of recent inventory drop in three weeks Bearish price outlook continues U.S. production reacting to lower bread-even prices Natural gas storage 11% lower than last year   Sincerely, Alan...

OOIDA to Push Forward with Fight Against ELD Mandate

June 13, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet OperationsComments Off on OOIDA to Push Forward with Fight Against ELD Mandate

An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court by a national association of small-business truckers will not be reviewed. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) contends that a mandate to electronically track commercial truck drivers was never about...

U.S. DOT Proposals Simplify, Reduce Costs to States and Individuals Obtaining Commercial Driver’s License

June 9, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Operations, Fleet OperationsComments Off on U.S. DOT Proposals Simplify, Reduce Costs to States and Individuals Obtaining Commercial Driver’s License

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced two proposals that would take steps toward responding to a national shortage of qualified truck and bus drivers. These proposed processes...

ATA Renews U.S. Bank as Part of Featured Product Program for Fourth Year

June 9, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Operations, Fleet OperationsComments Off on ATA Renews U.S. Bank as Part of Featured Product Program for Fourth Year

American Trucking Associations (ATA) announced that U.S. Bank, provider of industry-leading freight payment solutions and issuer of the Voyager Fleet Card for all vehicle classes, will once again be an ATA Featured Product provider. This is the fourth...

U.S. Diesel Market Shows Resilience in 2016 as Passenger Vehicle Registrations Increase by Over 280,000

June 5, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Fleet OperationsComments Off on U.S. Diesel Market Shows Resilience in 2016 as Passenger Vehicle Registrations Increase by Over 280,000

The U.S. added more than 280,000 new clean diesel passenger vehicles across the country last year, with Texas, California and Florida having the highest numbers of diesel vehicles, according to a Diesel Technology Forum analysis of the latest vehicles in...

ATRI Seeks For-Hire Carrier Operational Cost Data

May 31, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet OperationsComments Off on ATRI Seeks For-Hire Carrier Operational Cost Data

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has issued a data call for the annual update to its Operational Costs of Trucking report. The brief online questionnaire seeks to capture basic cost information from for-hire motor carriers such as...

ATA’s Share the Road Program Makes Memorial Day Safety Appeal

May 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet OperationsComments Off on ATA’s Share the Road Program Makes Memorial Day Safety Appeal

American Trucking Associations (ATA) and ATA’s Share the Road highway safety program are urging Memorial Day travelers to focus on safe driving habits throughout the busy holiday weekend.   “The fallen heroes who fought for our freedom served...

ATA Commends Senate Push for Federal Hair Testing Standards

May 22, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Operations, Fleet OperationsComments Off on ATA Commends Senate Push for Federal Hair Testing Standards

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is applauding U.S. Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota) and a bipartisan group of senators for sending a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, urging federal guidelines for hair-test drug screening...