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Trucks Of The Future Will Take Some Decision Making Away From Drivers

March 1, 2016

Trucks Of The Future Will Take Some Decision Making Away From Drivers

Advances in technology are changing everything from how we interact with friends and family to products we buy. Technology is also bringing significant changes to Class 8 trucks, and the trucks of the future are likely to use autonomous technologies, such as adaptive cruise control systems, self-steering technology and vehicle-to-vehicle communication. Those advances will take decisions out of the hands of drivers and leave them to the vehicle and could, potentially, make driverless trucks a thing of the future.

Top Economist Shares His Outlook for the Year Ahead

January 1, 2016

Top Economist Shares His Outlook for the Year Ahead

At this year’s NATSO show, Bob Costello, senior vice president and chief economist at American Trucking Associations will share his insights during a keynote address, offering predictions on the economy, the trucking industry.

Stay Current on these Regulations and Fuel Standards

November 1, 2015

Stay Current on these Regulations and Fuel Standards

The trucking industry is constantly adjusting to and preparing for new regulations, and the coming years are no different. Two of the primary regulatory issues the trucking industry is monitoring are requirements to use speed limiters and electronic logging devices. The Department of Transportation is also considering altering regulations related to driver health.

Five Factors Affecting the Future of Freight Movement

June 30, 2015

Five Factors Affecting the Future of Freight Movement

The need to get items to consumers quickly coupled with concerns over aging infrastructure and supply chain disruptions is driving a growing number of retailers and shippers to position product regionally throughout the country

American Trucking Associations' Chief Economist to Speak at The NATSO Show

October 17, 2014

American Trucking Associations' Chief Economist to Speak at The NATSO Show

Bob Costello, senior vice president and chief economist at the American Trucking Associations, is back by popular demand to provide insight into the latest on the future of the trucking industry at The NATSO Show.

Manufacturers, Shippers Turn to Regional Distribution

March 14, 2014

Manufacturers, Shippers Turn to Regional Distribution

Today’s retailers are striving to get goods to the market quickly, and a growing number of shippers are turning to regional distribution centers to ensure goods are closer to the consumer and can be picked and packed rapidly.

Carriers, Shippers Shift Routes and Expand Transportation Options to Boost Efficiency

March 1, 2014

Carriers, Shippers Shift Routes and Expand Transportation Options to Boost Efficiency

As carriers and shippers navigated the weak economy, they worked to increase efficiencies. For some this meant shifting distribution patterns, while for others it meant turning to inter- modal and private fleets.

Legislation Introduced to Encourage Natural Gas In Trucking

February 4, 2014

Legislation Introduced to Encourage Natural Gas In Trucking

U.S. Representatives Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Lee Terry (R-Neb.) introduced three separate pieces of legislation aimed at boosting the use of natural gas by the trucking industry.

Transportation and Logistics Industry Executives Join Together to Promote Natural Gas Vehicles

August 7, 2013

Transportation and Logistics Industry Executives Join Together to Promote Natural Gas Vehicles

Carriers, shippers and fuel distributors said they are working together to increase the number of natural gas Class 8 vehicles on the road and the number of CNG and LNG fueling locations nationwide. Industry executives made the comments while speaking at a natural gas symposium in Park City, Utah. Salt Lake City-based refrigerated carrier C.R. England hosted the event.

Reminder: New Hours of Service Rule Effective July 1

June 10, 2013

Reminder: New Hours of Service Rule Effective July 1

Despite pending litigation, commercial truck drivers and companies must comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Association's revised Hours of Service (HOS) rule on July 1.

FHWA Kicks Off Truck Size and Weight Study with Public Listening Session

June 3, 2013

FHWA Kicks Off Truck Size and Weight Study with Public Listening Session

NATSO representatives attended the Federal Highway Administration's first public session of its truck size and weight study, ordered by Congress in the transportation reauthorization bill enacted last year.

Federal Authorities Charge 28 With Defrauding Fleets in Truckstop Scheme

April 15, 2013

Federal Authorities Charge 28 With Defrauding Fleets in Truckstop Scheme

Federal authorities in Ohio recently charged 28 individuals with stealing a total of $1.7 million from U.S. trucking companies through a wire fraud and money laundering scheme played out at truckstops.

Quick Facts and Figures Relevant to Truckstops, March 25

March 25, 2013

Quick Facts and Figures Relevant to Truckstops, March 25

Buoyed by booming shale plays in North Dakota and Texas, U.S. oil production will be 2 million barrels a day higher than imports by the end of 2014, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's Short-Term Energy Outlook.

Top House Transport Committee Members Ask LaHood to Delay HOS

March 25, 2013

Top House Transport Committee Members Ask LaHood to Delay HOS

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R.-Pa.) and ranking member Nick Rahall II (D.-W.Va.) joined with Representatives Tom Petri (R.-Wisc.) and Peter DeFazio (D.-Ore.) in asking Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to stay the implementation of the new Hours-of-Service rule until after the U.S. Court of Appeals rules on pending challenges.

Trends And Priorities Affecting The Truckstop And Travel Plaza Industry

March 1, 2013

Trends And Priorities Affecting The Truckstop And Travel Plaza Industry

History shows that the offerings and business operations at truckstops and travel plazas shift as their customers’ needs change, and the most successful operations work to stay

Truck Tonnage Increases in January

February 25, 2013

Truck Tonnage Increases in January

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.9 percent in January after jumping 2.4 percent in December. Tonnage has surged at least 2.4 percent every month since November, gaining a total of 9.1 percent over that period. Seasonally adjusted data takes into account items such as weather, increased factory production for certain times of the year, harvests and back-to-school sales.

Freight Volumes and Rates Expected to Stay Flat in 2013

January 21, 2013

Freight Volumes and Rates Expected to Stay Flat in 2013

Carriers and transportation analysts expect freight volumes and rates to stay relatively flat throughout 2013.

Freight Expected to Grow Slowly in 2013

January 7, 2013

Freight Expected to Grow Slowly in 2013

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello said he expects truck tonnage to grow at a slower pace in 2013 than it did in 2012, adding that a stronger economic recovery could boost the industry in 2014 and 2015. Costello, who is a featured speaker at The NATSO Show, predicted a two percent increase in for-hire truck tonnage this year, slowing from the 2.7 percent increase he projected for 2012. Costello said tonnage growth had been slowing throughout 2012. Tonnage in October dropped 3.8 percent and marked the first year-over-year decrease since November 2009. In November, however, tonnage increased 3.7 percent, marking the first gain since July.

NATSO Show Features Fuels Study for Trucking

November 19, 2012

NATSO Show Features Fuels Study for Trucking

During The NATSO Show, leaders from the National Petroleum Council’s study on Future Transportation Fuels will provide an overview of the study's findings and present publicly for the first time an in-depth review of the future of fuels for the heavy-duty trucking industry.

Court of Appeals Agrees to Hear Challenges to Cross-Border Trucking Program

October 29, 2012

Court of Appeals Agrees to Hear Challenges to Cross-Border Trucking Program

U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has agreed to hear oral arguments in December from a pair of federal lawsuits challenging the U.S.-Mexico cross-border pilot trucking program.

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