When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) makes public statements about the happenings in the trucking industry, many truckers and fleet management owners pay attention to the message, for it often directly affects their businesses. Recently, FMCSA leader and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood spoke about changing the hours of service for truckers, but the ATA is concerned that these rulings are not based off of accurate or current statistics, reports The Trucker.
"The latest, most comprehensive data analysis doesn’t support the proposed changes," said Dave Osiecki, senior vice president of the ATA, in a statement.
Some of these ATA officials say that LaHood has been using driving statistics dating back to the early 1990s. They feel this does not paint an accurate picture of today’s trucking environment and laws may be passed that do not work in the industry’s favor.
The ATA has been a leading organization that gives a voice to those involved in the nation’s trucking industry for years. According to the group’s website, the ATA has made great strides in representing those involved in trucking and has taken an active role in participating in rules and regulation changes that will impact the lives of drivers nationwide.
Thursday, December 27th, 2012
As 2012 comes to a close, trucking executives and fleet managers are trying to anticipate what the key issues facing the industry will be in 2013.
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
The New Jersey Assembly is targeting trucking companies for improperly listing professional drivers who have completed CDL training as independent contractors.
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
The New York State Thruway Authority proposed a 45 percent increase in toll prices, which will take effect in October if the plan is implemented.
Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
Officials in Michigan recently changed a law regulating the size of semi-trucks and trailers after realizing that the law did not reflect regulations in other states and in Canada, according to Northwest MichiganÂ’s Second Wave.