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August 2017 Issue

Fleet Operations

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 4.3% in June

American Trucking Associations’ (ATA’s) advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 4.3% in June, following a 6.9% gain during May. In June, the index equaled 138.5 (2000=100), down from 144.7 in May.   Compared with June 2016, the SA index increased 1.3%. In May, the index jumped 5.2% on a year-over-year basis....

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ATRI Updates Compendium of Sustainable Freight Practices

July 13, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet OperationsComments Off on ATRI Updates Compendium of Sustainable Freight Practices

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has updated the compendium of sustainable freight practices on its website. The compendium identifies a number of sustainable practices being used by the trucking industry today, ranging from driver...

FMCSA Announces ELD Implementation National Tour

July 11, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet OperationsComments Off on FMCSA Announces ELD Implementation National Tour

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced its electronic logging device (ELD) Implementation National Tour—a public education and outreach campaign geared toward helping commercial...

ATA: Truckload Turnover Rate Rises Slightly in First Quarter

July 3, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet OperationsComments Off on ATA: Truckload Turnover Rate Rises Slightly in First Quarter

The turnover rate at U.S. truckload fleets rose slightly in the first quarter of 2017 while remaining at historically low levels.   “The slight uptick in turnover, despite weak freight volumes in the first quarter, may be indicative of a tightening...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, July 3, 2017

July 3, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Powerhouse, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, July 3, 2017

Oil Supply Still Stresses Bulls Three-month forecast of WTI moved below $50 Libya producing 1 million barrels daily Global crude oil stocks at five-year average level appears out of reach Natural gas injections fail expectations   Sincerely, Alan...

ATA Welcomes Seeing Machines to ATA Featured Product Program

July 3, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fleet OperationsComments Off on ATA Welcomes Seeing Machines to ATA Featured Product Program

American Trucking Associations (ATA) announced Seeing Machines, a leading developer and supplier of face and eye tracking software, became the newest member to the ATA Featured Product provider program.   “Artificial intelligence and advanced sensing...

ATA Backs Major Conclusions from Study of CSA Effectiveness

June 28, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on ATA Backs Major Conclusions from Study of CSA Effectiveness

American Trucking Associations (ATA) officials said they are pleased to see that the long-awaited review of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) safety monitoring system...

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

June 26, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on FMCSA Urges Everyone to “Share the Road Safely” in National Safety Campaign

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’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...

ATA Joins “Our Roads, Our Safety” Campaign

June 26, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on ATA Joins “Our Roads, Our Safety” Campaign

American Trucking Associations (ATA) joined with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the American Bus Association (ABA) and AAA to unveil the Our Roads, Our Safety partnership aimed at reducing highway fatalities.   “ATA,...

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...