Editorial, Business, Autonomous

Editorial: Recognizing People Behind the Wheel

To readers of Transport Topics, the plight of the industry’s truck drivers is well-known. It requires a unique commitment to be away from home and travel over congested highways while complying with more and more regulatory demands.

September 19, 2016
Editorial, Business, Autonomous

Editorial: Future Trucks Today

No quiet end to summer this year. Original equipment manufacturer executives have not been lounging poolside.

September 12, 2016
Editorial, Business, Safety, Government

Editorial: A Welcome Proposal

After 10 years of deliberation, two agencies of the Department of Transportation have finally published a proposal that would limit the maximum speed of the largest commercial vehicles to a rate yet to be determined.

September 5, 2016
Editorial, Business

Editorial: CDL or Bust

For the last week, our collective eyes here at Transport Topics have been fixated on a school outside Louisville, Kentucky.

August 29, 2016
Editorial, Business, Government, Fuel

Editorial: Phase 2 Taking Hold

Updating the adage that the pen is mightier than the sword, we note that a PDF available online will come to shape truck and trailer manufacturing through the late 2020s, namely, the final version of Phase 2 of the federal greenhouse-gas rule.

August 22, 2016
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Editorial: One Champion, But Many Winners

By the time you read this, a new grand champion will have been crowned at the National Truck Driving Championships in Indianapolis.

August 15, 2016
Editorial, Business, Government, Autonomous

Editorial: Trade for America and Trucking

We are usually big fans of bipartisan cooperation. Democrats and Republicans should proclaim their ideals and preferences with clarity — especially during election campaigns — but after citizens vote there comes a time to get to work and start solving problems.

August 8, 2016
Editorial, Business, Safety, Government

Editorial: Welcome, Administrator Darling

Scott Darling is officially the fifth administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to have been confirmed by the Senate, which did so July 14 by unanimous consent (see story, p. 5).

July 25, 2016
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Editorial: Churn and Change for the TT100

We bring you in this issue, our annual report on the size, shape and nature of trucking: the Transport Topics Top 100 list of for-hire carriers, our habit since 1989.

July 18, 2016
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Editorial: The Coming of Phase 2

Within several weeks, we could see the final form of Phase 2 of greenhouse-gas limits for heavy- and medium-duty trucks. That should not be confused with the rollout of the second half of Phase 1 GHG regulations on Jan. 1 — although the timing seems almost guaranteed to generate confusion.

July 11, 2016