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28May 20
Webinar Replay: COVID 19 Workplace Testing

Webinar Replay: COVID 19 Workplace Testing As businesses begin to reopen, employees will need to feel you are doing everything possible to make the workplace physically safe for them. Not only do they expect it,…

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26Aug 15
Wanted: District Sales Representative

Wanted: District Sales Representative

The American Trucking Associations (ATA), the nation’s leading trade and lobby association representing the trucking industry, has an opening for a seasoned, goal oriented District Sales Representative for the west coast…

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06Sep 16

UIIA Update on Hanjin Equipment

All UIIA Motor Carriers were sent a notice on September 1, 2016 advising of the recent insolvency procedures that were commenced by Hanjin Shipping Company Ltd. and its impact on…

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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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23Mar 17

Trucking Goes to the White House

Trucking was front and center at the White House today! Members of the American Trucking Associations, including ATA President & CEO Chris Spear, along with TMAF Co-chair Kevin Burch and…

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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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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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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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18Jun 18

Spectrac Suspension Center

SEEKING A FULL TIME LEAD SUSPENSION TECHNICIAN/SHOP FOREMAN Spectrac Suspension Center has been in business for 26 years! Specializing in suspension parts & service for RV, trucks, trailers & buses.…

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26May 17

SC Enacts Highway Funding Bill

By Bob Pitcher American Trucking Associations On May 9, 2017, South Carolina’s legislature easily overrode a veto by Governor McMaster to enact H.3516, which increases the state’s highway funding significantly. …

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21Aug 15

Regulatory Update – Aug. 21, 2015

Provided by Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Update on Relevant U.S. Regulations: FMCSA Issues Correction to LCV Portion of CFR On August 14, 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)…

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09Mar 15

Red Diesel is NOT Street Diesel

Submitted by the Arizona Department of Transportation What you need to know about Red-Dyed Diesel Fuel use in Arizona Select industries in Arizona are allowed to use a special diesel…

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21Aug 15

IRS Issues Guidance on Fuel tax Credits

The federal Internal Revenue Service has issued guidance on how taxpayers that retroactively claimed the 50-cent-a-gallon fuel tax credit for using alternative fuels (including propane used in forklifts) in 2014…

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15May 17

IRS Announces HSA/HDHP Limits for 2018

The IRS has released the inflation-adjusted limits for HSAs and HDHPs for 2018. These limits include: (1) the maximum HSA contribution limit; (2) the minimum deductible amount for HDHPs; and…

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15Aug 17
Industry Asked To Rank Top Concerns (2017)

Industry Asked to Rank Top Concerns (2017)

Industry Asked to Rank Top Concerns Arlington, VA - The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry's not-for-profit research organization, today launched the 2017 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual…

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07Sep 16

In Memory: Butch LaCombe

LaCombe, Ellis [Butch] 78, of Glendale, AZ. passed away, August 26,2016, due to brain  cancer. Born in Green Bay, Wi. to Ellis and Eileen LaCombe, “Butch”  was a devoted Packer…

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08Jan 21

In memory of Tom Morgan, Sr.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tom Morgan, Sr. who passed away on December 18, 2020. ATA's thoughts and prayers are with Tom's family and…

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02Jan 18

In Memory of Pat Crahan, 1928-2017

In Memory of Pat Crahan, 1928-2017 PHOENIX—Pat Crahan, a 54-year U-Haul Team member, passed away on December 31st. He was 89 years old. Perhaps Crahan’s crowning achievement with U-Haul was…

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16May 17

HDT: Six Steps to Thwart Cargo Theft

Late on a Saturday night in March 2010, as a powerful Nor’easter lashed the Northeast with high winds and heavy rain, a trailer was backed up to an out-of-the-way warehouse…

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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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09Jun 20


Extension and Modification of Expanded Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 Under 49 CFR § 390.25 Extension and Modification of Emergency Declaration 2020-002 - 06-04-2020 .pdf Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration June…

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21Jul 16

Fleet Safety Awards

CONGRATULATIONS ATA SAFETY AWARD WINNERS The Arizona Trucking Association (ATA) and the Arizona Transportation Education Foundation (ATEF) have announced winners of the industry’s fleet safety and individual achievement awards. Fleet…

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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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14Aug 18

CVSA – Brake Safety Week is Sept. 16-22

CVSA-certified enforcement personnel will conduct roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week, Sept. 16-22, in order to identify…

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14Sep 15


Chairman Bart Wilson (On Time Express, Inc.) and the Board of Directors have called Arizona Trucking Association’s annual membership meeting for 2 PM Thursday, October. 1, at the Westin La…

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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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13Aug 19
ATRI: Trucking Industry Asked To Rank Top Concerns

ATRI: Trucking Industry Asked to Rank Top Concerns

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, today launched the 2019 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey asks trucking industry stakeholders to…

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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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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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02Nov 16

ATA Awards Ms. Karen Rasmussen Pioneer Award

At the October 2016 Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference in Tucson, the Arizona Trucking Association (ATA) awarded Karen Rasmussen, President and CEO, HELP Inc., its prestigious Pioneer Award. When the…

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17Mar 16

3-16-2016 Legislative Update

SB1381 WINE; DIRECT SHIPMENT Issue: Compromise between the wholesalers and the direct wine people created new reporting requirements and severe civil penalties for common carriers that deliver wine directly to…

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29Mar 17

2017 6th Annual SuperTech Competition Information

When:    Saturday, June 24, 2017 Where:  Universal Technical Institute, Avondale Campus Arizona State 6th Annual SuperTech Competition registration is now open. Click here for registration application Click here for 2017…

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10Jan 17

2016 ATA Membership Milestones

Below are ATA members celebrating a “membership milestone” in 2016. Listed are the company names and their join date. Please reach out and congratulate these members for their dedication to…

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