2017 MCE
Business, Special Coverage, Tradeshows

2017 MCE

Complete coverage of the 2017 Management Conference and Exhibition at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 21-25, 2017.

Transport Topics
October 27, 2017
Government, Business

ATA Takes Aim at Driver Shortage

ATA President Chris Spear ATA President Chris Spear. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Trucking and government leaders at American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition set their sights on solving perhaps the industry’s most persistent challenge — recruiting and retaining professional drivers.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 26, 2017
Business

ATA Adopts Automated Truck Policy

Daimler's autonomous Future Truck The cab of Daimler's autonomous Future Truck. (Daimler AG)

ORLANDO, Fla. — American Trucking Associations adopted its first-ever policy on the development of automated trucks at the federation’s Management Conference & Exhibition here.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 26, 2017
Business

Outgoing ATA Chairman Kevin Burch Plans to Continue Telling Trucking’s Story

John Sommers II for TT

Although his term ended last week as chairman of American Trucking Associations, don’t count on Kevin Burch to fade away.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 26, 2017
Business

The 'C' in MCE Stands for 'Classroom' for These Auburn Students

Auburn students at MCE Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

It’s still a common question on college campuses when meeting a new student: “What’s your major?” At Auburn University, when students answer, “Supply Chain Management,” they seldom get quizzical looks. 

Transport Topics
October 25, 2017
Business

ATA Elects Dave Manning as New Chairman

New ATA Chairman Dave Manning New ATA Chairman Dave Manning. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. — American Trucking Associations’ annual conference culminated on Oct. 24 with the federation’s new chairman, Dave Manning, telling fellow members he will continue to push for greater investments in the country’s freight corridors to improve connectivity.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Business

Four Trucking Legends Credit a Passion to Be the Best

Trucking legends panel Outgoing ATA Chairman Kevin Burch (left) interviews four trucking legends. (John Sommers II for TT)

ORLANDO, Fla. — The secret to success in the trucking industry isn’t really much of a secret after all, according to four industry “legends.”

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Government, Business

Survey Finds Growing Public Support for Gas Tax, Trucking Industry

Neil Newhouse Newhouse by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — A new survey sponsored by American Trucking Associations shows widening public support for an increase in the gas tax.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

DTNA Pursuing Advanced Driver-Assist Tech, not Autonomous Trucks, CEO Says

Daimler's Roger Nielsen Nielsen by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Daimler Trucks North America continues its pursuit of automated driving technology, but that development path is focused not on “autonomous” trucks but advanced driver-assistance systems, CEO Roger Nielsen said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 24, 2017
Business

MCE Exhibitors Relish Time With Top Fleet Executives

Truck in exhibit hall at 2017 MCE John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Gleaming Class 8 trucks from all the truck makers stood out, surrounded by Tier One suppliers, such as Dana Inc., Meritor Inc. and Hendrickson USA, who were shoulder-to-shoulder with companies offering fuel services, electronics, corrosion control, sustainability and environmental technologies as well as tire and wheel products, among others — packing the aisles at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exposition here Oct. 21-25.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017

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