2016 Management Conference & Exhibition

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2016 2:30 AM, EDT

Carriers Must Leverage Technology, Data to Improve Profitability, Supplier Execs Say

LAS VEGAS — More trucking companies will become efficient and profitable if they embrace new technology and “big data” analysis of industry trends, two technology executives told an audience here Oct. 4 at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Business

ATA Gives Bill Graves a Rousing Send-Off at Special Opening Reception at MCE

LAS VEGAS — Several hundred truckers, friends and fellow American Trucking Associations employees gave former ATA President Bill Graves a rousing send-off here during a reception that marked the official opening of this year’s Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 10, 2016
Editorial, Business

Editorial: The Future Is Here at MCE

It’s always fun and interesting to talk about the future. Imagining what it may look like and how it will shape our work and our lives.

Transport Topics
October 10, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Kevin Burch Elected ATA Chairman as New Slate of Officers Announced

LAS VEGAS — American Trucking Associations' board of directors has elected Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc. of Dayton, Ohio, as the federation’s 72nd chairman.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2016
Special Coverage, Government, Business

Spear Assails Speed-Limiter Proposal as 'Flawed'

LAS VEGAS — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear sharply criticized a proposed federal speed-limiter rule for new heavy trucks as “flawed” largely because it would create differential speeds on the nation’s highways.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2016
Special Coverage, Business, Technology

Panelists Say Driverless Trucks Decades Away; Platooning Pairs Coming in 2017

LAS VEGAS — While driverless, heavy-duty trucks are being considered by accomplished people in technology development, that vision is decades away from reality. But what is coming soon are two-truck platoons, panelists here said.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
October 6, 2016
Special Coverage, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

ELD Mandate Soars to No. 1 on ATRI's Top 10 List of Critical Issues

LAS VEGAS — The American Transportation Research Institute released its annual top 10 list of critical issues affecting the trucking industry on Oct. 3 at the Management Conference & Exhibition. It also announced a new app with the National Association of Truck Stop Owners to address one of those issues: parking.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Spear: Industry Is Strong, But Unity Is Imperative

LAS VEGAS — In his first state of the industry address to American Trucking Associations membership, ATA President Chris Spear said trucking’s state is strong, but its future is uncertain without leadership, unity and "an aggressive pursuit of results."

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2016

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