Advocacy

The Arizona Trucking Association’s main priority is to Promote, Advocate and Defend the trucking industry. We are the sword and the shield when it comes to preventing bad ideas from becoming laws that can hurt your business. Every year, ATA represents your interests in scores of meetings, hearings, legislative committee meetings, task forces, state agency meetings, etc. We also partner with the American Trucking Associations (ATA) to monitor federal legislation that can impact your business.

The Arizona Trucking Association is currently working on or monitoring the following issues:

Hours-of-Service Changes ● Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) ● Electronic On-board Recorders (electronic logging) ● Arizona Highway User Fund (HURF) Legislation ● Status of Owner Operators for Workers Compensation and Payroll Tax Purposes ● Federal Transportation Reauthorization Legislation ● Vehicle Mileage Taxes ● Public Private Partnerships to Lease and Toll Highways ● Weight Distance Tax ● Protecting Tort Reform Laws ● Pursuing Anti-Indemnification laws ● Driver Distraction Laws ● Protecting the Sales Tax Cap on Tractors and Semi-Trailers ● Entry-Level Driver Training ● Certified Medical Examiner Registry ● OSHA Reform and Regulation ● Driver Medical Qualification Standards ● State and Federal Highway Law Enforcement Policies ● Truck Size and Weight Laws ● Hazardous Materials Regulations ● TWIC Identification Cards ● International Truck Border Crossing ● Health Care Reform ● Cap & Trade ● Carbon Tax ● Tax Credits for Anti-Idling Devices ● Maximum Truck Speed Limits ● Speed Governors ● Fuel Economy Standards ● Biodiesel Mandates ● Higher State and Federal Registration Fees ● Labor Legislation ● And more…

Latest News

06Nov 17

UCR Registration Delayed Again

UCR Registration Delayed Again At a meeting by telephone on October 26, 2017, the board of directors of the Unified Carrier Registration program once again delayed the opening of UCR…

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09May 17
Three More States Raise Fuel Taxes

Three More States Raise Fuel Taxes

By Robert C. Pitcher American Trucking Associations When California raised its fuel taxes by legislation last month, it was the only state to have done so this year.  No longer:…

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23Feb 17

“Regulation Rollback” from Industrial Commission

FROM:            ICA Director James Ashley TO:                 REGULATED COMMUNITY & STAKEHOLDERS Dear Stakeholder, “Regulation Rollback” is a strategic step in our state’s ongoing work to make Arizona the best state in…

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21Feb 17

ATA Legislative Update 2/21/2017

Last week marked a milestone at the Arizona Capitol known as crossover week, as it was the last week bills could be heard in their “house of origin” committee[s]. Except…

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02Dec 16

State Law Update: Items from IRS

The federal Internal Revenue Service has issued a couple of reminders pertaining to the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017.  Filing W-2s.  Under federal legislation enacted late last…

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23Nov 16

BREAKING: Federal Judge Blocks Overtime Rule

Earlier today, Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the changes to the so-called “white collar” overtime…

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07Apr 16

Action Alert: Highway Funding

  Dear ATA Members: Since 2001, over $2 billion in dedicated transportation funding, otherwise known as the Highway User Revenue Fund (HURF), has been transferred to pay for other government…

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02Dec 15

Summary of FAST Act

SUMMARY OF FAST ACT ISSUES OF INTEREST Provided by the American Trucking Associations December 1, 2015 The following is a summary of issues in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act…

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27Nov 15

FMCSA’s Final Rule Prohibits Coercion

November 27, 2015 FMCSA’s Final Rule Prohibits Coercion, Protects Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers From Being Forced to Violate Safety Regulations WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor…

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19Nov 15

ATRI Releases Top Industry Issues

The American Transportation Research Institute has come out with its list of the top ten issues for the trucking industry in 2015.  This is the eleventh year ATRI has compiled…

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21Sep 15

CVSA’s Update on Relevant U.S. Regulations:

DOT Issues Update on Significant Rulemakings On September 15, 2015, the Department of Transportation (DOT) published its monthly Report on DOT Significant Rulemakings. The report included the following updates: Safety…

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03Apr 15

2015 Legislative Wrap-Up

The Arizona legislature adjourned at 3:37 a.m. on April 3rd. The fastest legislative session since we landed a person on the moon. Governor Ducey vetoed 20 of the 344 bills…

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01Oct 14

2014 ATA Candidate Survey Results

The following is a full list of candidates for 2014 Election. The Primary will be held on August 26th and the General Election is on November 4th. Click on the…

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