2017 MCE

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 26, 2017 7:15 PM, EDT

ATA Takes Aim at Driver Shortage

ATA President Chris Spear

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.

Business

MCE Exhibitors Relish Time With Top Fleet Executives

Truck in exhibit hall at 2017 MCE

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
Business

Mack Raises Retail Sales Forecast, Renews Share the Road Sponsorship

ORLANDO, Fla. — Mack Trucks raised its 2017 retail sales by 4% and expects an increase beyond that in 2018.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Government

Funding Infrastructure Remains Bipartisan Problem, Rep. Blumenauer Says

ORLANDO, Fla. — A leading proponent on Capitol Hill of raising the federal fuel tax again called on colleagues to act quickly on a long-term funding fix for the country’s infrastructure.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Government, Equipment

ATA Thanks Share the Road, America’s Road Team Program Sponsors and Supporters

Road Team members

ORLANDO, Fla. — An estimated 1.2 billion people saw President Donald Trump sit in the cab of a Mack truck at the White House and speak with the driver in March — the logo of American Trucking Associations prominently displayed on the truck’s door — but what they didn’t know was that the truck was part of the Share the Road campaign.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Business

California Trucking Association’s Yadon Receives President’s TAEC Award for Building Trucking’s Influence

ORLANDO, Fla. — American Trucking Associations presented its President’s Trucking Association Executives Council Leadership Award to Shawn Yadon, president of California Trucking Association.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Business, Safety

ATA Presents Russell Image Awards for Trucking Advocacy

Mike Russell Image Award recipients

ORLANDO, Fla. — American Trucking Associations honored a professional truck driver, a state trucking association, an industry nonprofit and a motor carrier with the ninth annual Mike Russell Trucking Image Award.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

SmartWay Honors 10 ATA Members for Environmental Efforts

SmartWay Cheryl Bynum

ORLANDO, Fla. — Ten American Trucking Associations members received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Excellence Award. The agency bestowed the honor here Oct. 23, during ATA’s Management Conference & Exhibition.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017

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