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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's American Trucking Associations page on 10 May 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The American Trucking Associations (ATA), founded in 1933, is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of other trucking groups, industry-related conferences, and its 50 affiliated state trucking associations, ATA represents more than 37,000 members covering every type of motor carrier in the United States. Former Governor of Kansas Bill Graves is ATA's President and CEO.

According to the ATA's mission statement, their goals are "to serve and represent the interests of the trucking industry with one united voice; to influence in a positive manner federal and state governmental actions; to advance the trucking industry's image, efficiency, competitiveness, and profitability; to provide educational programs and industry research; to promote safety and security on the nation's highways and among drivers; and to strive for a healthy business environment."[1]

The Americans Trucking Associations represent the interests of trucking company owners, not United States citizen truck drivers. Truck Drivers are represented by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.

On September 23, 1933, the American Trucking Associations was established as a national affiliation of state trucking organizations. The ATA was established by a merger of the American Highway Freight Association and the Federated Trucking Associations of America.[3]

ATA began with a staff of eight working from a three-room suite in the Transportation Building in Washington, D.C. During World War II the Army requested ATA recruit personnel for two quartermaster regiments that would become the U.S.Army Transportation Corps. With calls to the 350 members of the ATA's Trucking Service War Council, 5,700 trucking industry employees volunteered for enlisted positions and 258 volunteered for officer commissions. After the war the ATA was in the forefront of the groups and industries supporting Dwight D. Eisenhower's Interstate Highway System.[3]

The American Trucking Associations has worked on regulatory issues from the Code of Fair Competition in 1934 to the eventual deregulation of the industry.

The ATA's headquarters are in Arlington, Virginia and the ATA has a legislative affairs office on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
9 December 1957American Trucking Associations
Supreme Court of the United States
Decision
Text
27 June 1960American Trucking Associations v. United States
Supreme Court of the United States
Decision
Text


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
18 June 1999Remarks by Secretary Slater to the American Trucking Association Board of DirectorsFederal Register: USDOT (Rodney E. Slater)
23 May 2014Hours of Service of Drivers: American Trucking Associations (ATA); Application for ExemptionFederal Register: FMCSA (Larry W. Minor)
1 May 2015Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; American Trucking Associations, Inc.Federal Register: FMCSA (Larry W. Minor)
21 August 2015Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; American Trucking Associations, Inc.Federal Register: FMCSA (T.F. Scott Darling, III)
7 October 2015Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance; General AmendmentsFederal Register: FMCSA (T. F. Scott Darling, III)
28 March 2016Hours of Service of Drivers: American Trucking Associations (ATA); Denial of Application for ExemptionFederal Register: FMCSA (Larry W. Minor)
22 November 2016Hours of Service of Drivers: American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA) Exemption; FAST Act Extension of Compliance DateFederal Register: FMCSA (T.F. Scott Darling, III)




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