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The following errors in the 2015 Facts for Drivers books were announced by ATA. Please make note for your drivers competing in the 2015 Florida Truck Driving Championships.


Dear State Association Representatives,

We found a couple of hiccups in the 2015 version of the Facts For Drivers. Due to these errors, please do not test the drivers on the following information. We apologize for the mistakes, they will be corrected in the 2016 edition.

The following list different future forecast for the total freight tonnage, pg 9 (12.8 billion) pg. 17 (12.3 billion)

Page 9 – Fourth Paragraph
By 2025, the trucking industry is expected to handle 71.4% (12.8 billion tons) of the total freight tonnage in the U.S. ……

Page 17 – First Paragraph
By the year 2025, the U.S. freight transportation industry will carry 17.3 tons of freight, generating over $1.4 trillion in revenue, representing almost twice the 2013 revenue of $840 billion. Trucking will account for just over $1.1 trillion of the $1.4 trillion in freight transportation revenue and haul 71.4% of total U.S. freight tonnage (12.3 billion tons). During that same period, the average number of miles driven by Class 8 trucks will increase 8.9% and their total tonnage will climb 26.3%.

Page 14 – Important Dates – 2004 & 2005
2004 and 2005 both list “established PHMSA and RITA” they should actually state “2004 signed into law”, “2005 established.”

I again I apologize for these errors. If you are made aware of any other errors, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you,

Jacob Pierce
Manager, Safety Programs
American Trucking Associations
950 N. Glebe Road, Suite 210, Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 838-1931 (o)

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