The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has announced a new membership benefit aimed at generating greater purchasing power for small motor carriers by taking advantage of discounts and monthly rebates for services and products like fuel, tires, and equipment.
Motor carrier operators earning $11 million or less in annual revenue and private fleets with 100 or fewer trucks can experience a measure of parity with their larger industry counterparts by using the program. Under the Small Carrier Program, participants receive rebates of up to three cents per gallon for fuel purchased at more than 500 truck stops. For a fleet of 10 trucks, these savings equate to $5,400 per year. Small carriers who join ATA under the new program also will be able to receive rebates of up to $1,000 on new and used trucks. Additional discounts are offered on tires, parts, mobile communications, technology, insurance, legal services, office supplies, and lodging, among other things.