Editorial
Government, Business, Editorial

Editorial: A Hard Day’s Work (Truck)

In fairly short order, truck manufacturers have made a series of announcements about new and updated vocational trucks that soon will be hitting the markets.

Transport Topics
March 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, Editorial

Editorial: Industry Turns Gaze to Automation

Automated driving technology has been a consistently hot topic in the trucking industry over the past few years, but the glare of the spotlight was particularly bright last week at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s annual meeting and beyond.

Transport Topics
March 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Editorial

Editorial: Training Tomorrow’s Technicians

Year after year, the annual meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations has been a must-attend event for those looking to learn about the latest trends in truck maintenance. As this year’s meeting convenes in Atlanta, that remains true.

Transport Topics
March 1, 2018
Editorial

Editorial: A Turn of Phrase

There’s no shortage of catchy phrases to describe the sights and sounds of the trucking industry: what’s “under the hood” or “down the road” or who’s “behind the wheel,” for example. These themes are also handy for describing issues confronting the industry that cropped up in relation to some recent and upcoming industry events.

Transport Topics
February 22, 2018
Editorial

Editorial: Time to Talk Fuel Taxes

Now is the time to get serious about fixing the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, which means it’s also time to raise fuel taxes to pay for it.

Transport Topics
February 15, 2018
Government, Business, Editorial

Editorial: Taking Flight for Trucking

Truck manufacturers worked wonders for our staff’s air miles rewards programs last week, hosting three concurrent events to showcase three very different variants of commercial trucks.

Transport Topics
February 8, 2018
Government, Business, Editorial

Editorial: Time for a Deal on Infrastructure

In his first State of the Union address last week, President Donald Trump highlighted several major issues that are near and dear to the trucking industry, starting with the nation’s pressing need to rebuild its crumbling roads and bridges. Now is the moment for our nation’s leaders to turn the talk into action and find a way to close the deal.

Transport Topics
February 1, 2018
Government, Business, Editorial

Editorial: A Moment to Come Together

As the old saying goes, there is strength in numbers. And some of what leaders on Capitol Hill are saying suggests now is a good time for various factions across the trucking industry to come together toward common goals.

Transport Topics
January 28, 2018
Government, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Don’t Fear the Fuel Tax

Politicians have long been loathe to increase the federal tax on diesel and gasoline. Georgia is one example why they shouldn't worry.

Transport Topics
January 18, 2018
Editorial

Editorial: Trucking at TRB’s Forefront

Hours of highly detailed discussion at this month’s Transportation Research Board annual meeting focused on some of the most daunting long-range challenges facing the transportation industry. But one issue near and dear to the hearts of Transport Topics readers — hauling cargo — was at the forefront, be it along electrified highway corridors or across the last mile.

Transport Topics
January 12, 2018

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