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2015 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Logo Unveiled

ATA Unveils 2015 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Logo and Online Store

American Trucking Associations unveiled the 2015 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week logo and announced it has opened a new online store for NTDAW merchandise.

“National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is a tremendous tradition, one that ATA is proud to carry on each year,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. “We value the men and women who safely deliver our nation’s goods, and keep America moving forward, and we encourage fleets and shippers to honor their drivers for their hard work and commitment to the industry during this week and every week.”

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, which ATA began celebrating in 1988, will be September 13-19. During that time, America takes the time to honor all professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment in tackling one of our economy’s most demanding and important jobs. These 3.4 million professional men and women deliver our goods safely, securely and on time.

The official NTDAW online store features affordable merchandise in a wide range of products and colors. The official NTDAW banner, which companies and organizations display during the week long festivities, is available in the online store. Orders must be placed by August 19.

“This year’s NTDAW logo incorporates the Trucking Moves America Forward insignia, the banner of our industrywide image movement,” said ATA Chairman Duane Long, chairman of Longistics, Raleigh, N.C. “It underscores how much we appreciate the effort our drivers make to move our nation and our economy forward.”

 

By |July 23rd, 2015|Commercial Trucking Industry, Press Releases|Comments Off on 2015 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Logo Unveiled

2015 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition Oct 17-20, 2015 Philadelphia PA

Registration Underway Now for ATA’s 2015 Philadelphia MCE Event

Registration and housing are now underway for the 2015 ATA Management Conference and Exhibition (MCE), scheduled Oct. 17 through 20 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

For the first time ever, MCE will kick off with an opening reception on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 17 in which all attendees are encouraged to enjoy the evening’s entertainment while networking with trucking industry colleagues.

Each year MCE proves to be the premiere meeting for trucking executives, and this four-day conference figures to be the same, featuring economic, regulatory, and business trends that will drive the success of fleets today and in the future. This year’s sessions will provide solutions to the trucking industry’s driver shortage crisis, critical insights into the economic forces driving the industry, and vital information about the major regulatory issues challenging motor carriers across the country.

We will have a host of industry experts and trucking executives exploring such important issues as:

Driver Recruitment: The industry needs 40,000 more drivers to meet capacity demands. Where can your company find the drivers you need?
Truck Design and Technology in the Future: Throughout the years, advances in truck design, equipment, and technology have been driving forces behind the success of our industry. What are the next big innovations that will transform the way fleets accomplish their work?
Safety Benchmarking: How much effort and money do trucking companies invest in safety? How does your company stack up?
Driver Retention: How can you create a company culture that improves driver retention?
Federal Regulations: What happens in D.C. affects every fleet. What key Federal regulations will impact your company’s operations and profitability?

In addition, MCE will deliver a one-of-a-kind opportunity to share common experiences, concerns […]

By |June 17th, 2015|Commercial Trucking Industry|Comments Off on 2015 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition Oct 17-20, 2015 Philadelphia PA

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept 14-20

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, held September 14-20, is a chance to extend a special ‘thank you’ for all their hard work.

These 3.5 million professional men and women not only deliver our goods safely, securely and on time, they also keep our highways safe. They log close to 398 billion miles each year and in 2012 delivered 68.5 percent of the U.S. freight tonnage – or over 9.4 billion tons of freight.

80 percent of U.S.communities depends solely on the trucking industry. Professional truck drivers keep this country moving.

ATA began celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week in 1988 in an effort to honor those hard working men and women who deliver life’s essentials, every day. Follow National Truck Driver Appreciation Week on Twitter and Facebook.

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By |August 29th, 2014|Commercial Trucking Industry|Comments Off on National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept 14-20