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August 2017 Issue

Fleet Operations

ATA Concerned Reopening of GHG Phase 2 Rule Could Undermine Federal Uniformity

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) officials said they were concerned that by moving to reopen the second phase of its Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty rule, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could be setting the stage for California to impose a de facto national standard, superseding federal...

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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 0.1% in July

August 22, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet OperationsComments Off on ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 0.1% in July

American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.1% in July, following a 4.4% drop during June. In July, the index equaled 138.5 (2000=100), up from 138.4 in June.     Compared with...

ATA, Nation’s Truck Drivers Prepare for Solar Eclipse

August 18, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet OperationsComments Off on ATA, Nation’s Truck Drivers Prepare for Solar Eclipse

American Trucking Associations (ATA), along with millions of travelers and 3.5 million American truck drivers, will watch the solar eclipse on August 21. The trucking industry is responsible for moving the nation’s goods during the eclipse and asks for...

Newest Technology Clean Diesel Trucks Now Make Up 35% of Pennsylvania’s Commercial Vehicle Fleet

August 4, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on Newest Technology Clean Diesel Trucks Now Make Up 35% of Pennsylvania’s Commercial Vehicle Fleet

The introduction of new technology clean diesel truck engines and emissions control systems into Pennsylvania’s trucking fleet over the last five years is now at a 35% level, yielding significant emission reductions and substantial fuel savings,...

ATA Renews SmartDrive Systems as Featured Product Provider

July 31, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fleet OperationsComments Off on ATA Renews SmartDrive Systems as Featured Product Provider

American Trucking Associations (ATA) and SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, announced the renewal of SmartDrive’s ATA Featured Product agreement.   “The trucking industry...

PMAA: DOT Program Will Allow for Reconsideration of CSA Rulings

July 31, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet OperationsComments Off on PMAA: DOT Program Will Allow for Reconsideration of CSA Rulings

Beginning on August 1, 2017, a new U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) pilot program will permit drivers to dispute crashes that occurred on or after June 1, 2017, that were ruled preventable, and possibly have those crashes removed or deemed not...

PMAA: DOT Puts the Brakes on Speed Limiter Mandate for Heavy-Duty Trucks

July 31, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet OperationsComments Off on PMAA: DOT Puts the Brakes on Speed Limiter Mandate for Heavy-Duty Trucks

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) removed from active consideration a proposed rule that would have mandated installation of speed limiters in all heavy-duty trucks weighing over 26,000 pounds. The DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration...

PMAA: DOT Withdraws Proposed Sleep Apnea Screening Mandate for CDL Drivers

July 31, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet OperationsComments Off on PMAA: DOT Withdraws Proposed Sleep Apnea Screening Mandate for CDL Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has withdrawn a proposed rule that would require commercial driver’s license (CDL) drivers to be screened for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as part...

Wisconsin Fleet Owner Recognizes Hydrogen Technology as the Catalyst to Greater Fuel Savings

July 20, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on Wisconsin Fleet Owner Recognizes Hydrogen Technology as the Catalyst to Greater Fuel Savings

When faced with the obstacles of added costs and lack of infrastructure to accommodate concentrated natural gas (CNG) vehicles, John Sheehy, CEO of Sheehy Mail Contractors, decided to make such a conversion in favor of going green and reducing fleet emissions...

Congress Proposes Delay of ELD Mandate

July 19, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet OperationsComments Off on Congress Proposes Delay of ELD Mandate

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) thanks U.S. Representative Brian Babin (R-Texas-36) for introducing legislation that would delay an electronic logging (ELD)  mandate for two years.   OOIDA says, among other problems, there...