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Harold Sumerford Jr., 77th ATA chairman

Tank truck carriers take centerstage at ATA’s 2021 MCE

Two esteemed members of the bulk transportation community took centerstage during American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Management Conference & Exhibition.


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Trucking is short 80,000 drivers, here’s why

A demographics problem and other traditional issues faced by long-haul drivers have merged with COVID-induced bottlenecks to create a shortage of roughly 80,000 truck drivers this year, ATA's chief economist says.

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From left, ATRI President and COO Rebecca Brewster; Idelic founder and CEO Hayden Cardiff; Bill Hambrick, professional driver with Werner Enterprises and America’s Road Team Captain; and Hugh Ekberg, president and CEO of CRST International, reveal ATRI's top industry issues list for 2021.

Driver shortage tops ATRI’s 2021 trucking issues list

For the fifth consecutive year, the driver shortage topped the American Transportation Research Institute’s top 10 overall industry concerns.

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PSC unifies financial operations in cloud

Petroleum Service Corporation recently selected corporate performance management vendor OneStream Software to streamline and unify the company’s finance operations.

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West Coast Clean Fuels to deliver low-carbon fuels at California ports

West Coast Clean Fuels recently executed delivery service agreements to develop, permit, manage, and operate the end-to-end clean fuel supply chains for two first-of-their-kind, decarbonized maritime ship operations in two major California ports.

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DLA Energy enlists Crowley’s services

Crowley Solutions recently was awarded a multi-year contract by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency-Energy to provide fuel management and storage services for Pacific military operations.

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ATA names ninth LEAD ATA class

The American Trucking Associations welcomed 13 executives into the association’s LEAD ATA leadership training program during the annual ATA Management Conference and Exhibition.

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ATA: Truck Tonnage increases by 2.4%

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.4% in September after rising 0.3% in August.

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Supplier News

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Truck-Lite’s new heated lights increase visibility for bulk transporters

Heated Super 44 and 60 Series LED Stop/Tail/Turn Lights prevent snow and ice build-up, promote safe, incident-free operations

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Volvo Trucks extends sponsorship of America’s Road Team for 2022

Volvo Trucks North America will enter its 20th consecutive year as the exclusive sponsor of the America’s Road Team public outreach program in 2022.


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Navistar debuts updated International A26 engine

Navistar announced significant updates to the International A26 engine, which now allows fleets to achieve 10% improved fuel economy since the engine’s initial launch.

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Transflo updates Mobile+ app

Version 5.0 release enhances sign-in process, adds multi-fleet options, bolsters app security, provides additional tools for owner-operators


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