Editorial: A Matter of Perspective

Any artist will tell you that perspective matters when looking at a picture. A survey of the financial picture for industries that affect trucking, which was presented at an economic conference last week, is no different.

July 20, 2017

Editorial: The Value of Zero

Mathematics started tens of thousands of years ago because Stone Age people needed to count what they had, or wanted, or even what they had lost. At the start, there was no need to formally quantify the concept of nothing, or zero. At some point, though, a clever person came up with the idea of zero and it revolutionized the use of numbers.

July 17, 2017

Editorial: The New Top 100

After many weeks of compiling data collected directly from fleets and from a number of other sources, we’re pleased to present the 2017 edition of our Top 100 For-Hire Carriers list.

July 10, 2017

Editorial: Commerce at the Speed of Light

E-commerce really has some buzz going for it now, including significant activity by UPS, FedEx and Amazon.

June 26, 2017

Editorial: Of Geology and Technology

Rivers transport dirt that is deposited as silt and, eventually, after millions of years and many tons of pressure, it becomes rock. It’s a very slow process, but geologists think it’s beautiful and worthy of study.

June 12, 2017
Editorial, Business, Government

Editorial: If You Build It, They Will Come

When it comes to spending big to keep goods moving, we are in the midst of a stretch that includes some important talk — and some important action.

May 15, 2017
Editorial, Business, Government

Editorial: Join the Infrastructure Bandwagon

Infrastructure is a very peculiar, two-headed beast, with the spending side being bold, popular and stunningly handsome and the funding half plagued with unsightly lesions and a crooked stare.

May 8, 2017
Editorial, Business, Government

Editorial: Mr. President, Meet Maureen Torrey

The first 100 days of the Trump presidency have come and gone, and while that may be an arbitrary timeframe for evaluating achievement, there’s no denying the fact that the White House has become the epicenter for debate over where we go from here.

May 1, 2017
Editorial, Business, Fuel, Autonomous, Government, Logistics

Editorial: Saving the Planet? It’s on Us

While President Donald Trump is calling for reversals of some environmental regulations, it’s important to note what isn’t changing. And that is the commitment that freight carriers, truck makers and even some shippers, such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., are making to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

April 24, 2017
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Editorial: Industry Consolidation Warming Up

With the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closing down “the greatest show on Earth,” it appears that truckload executives and investors are pitching in to fill the void.

April 17, 2017