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National ATA asks industry to support December ELD implementation

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Recently, the Dept. of Transportation published in the federal register a request for public comment on the ELD rule moving toward the planned December 18 implementation date.

To keep industry constituents informed of the latest news and developments on Capitol Hill and within the Federal ... Read More

CVSA announces new president, changes up leadership team

Monday, October 09, 2017

Captain Christopher Turner of the Kansas Highway Patrol has been named the new president of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, which has made several changes to its leadership team. Sean Mustatia of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure will serve as vice president of Regi ... Read More

Governor Ivey issues supplement proclamation to ongoing state of emergency

Friday, September 08, 2017

With Hurricane Irma barreling toward South Florida, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey yesterday updated her Aug. 30, 2017 Proclamation to the ongoing State of Emergency in Alabama, extending the hours-of-service waiver for motor carriers and waive weight regulations on commercial vehicles transporting emerge ... Read More

ATA responds to defeat of recent ELD implementation delay

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected an effort to delay the December 18 implementation date for electronic logging devices (ELD). The American Trucking Associations launched grassroots efforts, including drafting Read More

Feds release important resources ahead of Hurricane Irma

With Hurricane Irma’s projected landfall in South Florida, we pass along important resources for fleet managers dealing with emergency evacuation and relief efforts ahead of this massive, unprecedented storm.

FMCSA issues regional Declarations of Emergency, relaxes HOS & weight regs across several states

Friday, September 01, 2017

In accordance with the provisions of 49 CFR § 390.23, the Field Administrator for FMCSA’s Western Service Center and Regional Field Administrators for FMCSA’s Southern Service Center, Eastern Service Center and Midwestern Service Center, have declared that an emergency exists that warran ... Read More

Alabama declares state of emergency, relaxes HOS regs for relief efforts

Thursday, August 31, 2017


In the initial aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and with its remnants now moving into east into Alabama and Florida, Gov. Kay Ivey has proclaimed a State of Emergency in Alabama, thus relaxing hour of service (HOS) regulations for drivers hauling emerge ... Read More

Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and emergency information

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

While Texas, Louisiana and federal officials work tirelessly to help those affected by of Hurricane Harvey, many trucking businesses are already involved with relief efforts. Yesterday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a Regional Emergency Declaration for Hurricane Harvey. ... Read More

SPECIAL ALERT: Feds relax trucking regulations for relief efforts related to Hurricane Harvey

Monday, August 28, 2017


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a Regional Emergency Declaration for Hurricane Harvey. The declaration is posted at

“In response to the re ... Read More

ATA safety council holds mock trial

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Earlier this week, ATA’s Safety & Maintenance Management Council held its annual mock trial where industry and legal experts pooled resources to produce an incredibly informative event to educate ATA member fleet owners ... Read More