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TT Archives: ATA’s First Year

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The program for the first annual convention for the American Trucking Associations included a presentation by Joseph Eastman, federal coordinator of transportation, and plenty of talk about the state of the fledgling trucking industry, which is not too different from the lineup at the ATA Management Conference and Exhibition set to begin Oct. 17 in Philadelphia.

In the Oct. 8, 1934 edition of the A.T.A. Registration Bulletin, the forerunner to Transport Topics, ATA General Manager Edward Loomis captures the excitement and chaos surrounding ATA’s first annual meeting in Chicago.

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