The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it was revisiting provisions in its GHG Phase 2 rule for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
The American Trucking Associations forecasts freight volume will grow 2.8 percent this year and then accelerate over the next five years to 3.4 percent.
The driver turnover pace for U.S. truck fleets rose in the first quarter of 2017. Despite the increase, rates remain at historically low levels.
Old Dominion truck driver Rhonda Hartman was the only woman selected to the American Trucking Associations "Road Team" – a 20-member all-star team of drivers that serve as industry ambassadors.
Freight demand may continue to improve in 2017 because of strong retail sales, larger wage gains and a solid housing market, according to Bob Costello, ATA’s Chief Economist.
Freight demand in November rose 5.7 percent from a year ago and will rise in 2017 because of strong retail sales and housing markets, the American Trucking Associations said.
Slowing demand for hauling and shipping services pushed truck driver turnover at the big freight companies to a five year low in the third quarter, the American Trucking Associations said Friday.
Traffic congestion costs the trucking industry $50 billion a year, and hurts manufacturers, retailers and the economy as a whole. But the solution isn't adding tolls, it's raising fuel taxes.