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.

Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Driver Shortage Returns to Top of ATRI’s Survey of Critical Industry Issues

truck driver

ORLANDO, Fla. — The driver shortage has regained its status as the trucking industry’s most pressing concern for the first time since 2006, American Transportation Research Institute reported.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 23, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

‘Item Response Theory’ Model Has Potential to Reduce Crashes, FMCSA Says

FMCSA's Joe DeLorenzo

ORLANDO, Fla. — A new complex statistical model that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is exploring would utilize data to measure a motor carrier’s “safety culture,” rather than attempt to predict its likelihood of a crash, a top agency official said.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2017
Government, Business

Industry Awaits $1 Trillion Infrastructure Funding Plan to Modernize Roads, ATA Official Says

Jonathan Peters of CUNY

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Trump administration’s plan to boost funding for freight corridors and modernize outdated infrastructure would benefit the commercial transportation sector, a senior official with American Trucking Associations said during a seminar at the group’s annual conference Oct. 22.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Autonomy Could Transform Trucking’s Future, Former GM Exec Says

Technology expert Larry Burns

ORLANDO, Fla. — Autonomous trucks could give rise to a future in which 90% of crashes are eliminated and transportation becomes dramatically more productive and cost effective, technology expert Larry Burns told industry executives here.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 22, 2017
Business, Technology

Help Launches ELD and Weigh Station Apps

Help Inc.'s Mark Doughty

ORLANDO, Fla. — Help Inc. announced two new apps — one in the crowded electronic logging device field, and another as a mobile weigh station bypass app.

Transport Topics
October 22, 2017
Business

Twelve Chosen for Fifth LEAD ATA Class

The fifth class of LEAD ATA

ORLANDO, Fla. — American Trucking Associations named its fifth class to the LEAD ATA industry leadership program and announced the graduation of the fourth class during the annual ATA Management Conference & Exhibition.

Transport Topics
October 22, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Lytx Upgrades Rair to Meet ELD Mandate

Liz Eller of Lytx

ORLANDO, Fla. — Lytx has upgraded its Rair Compliance Services program so clients can better meet the looming electronic logging device mandate, the video-based safety services vendor announced Oct. 22 at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Transport Topics
October 22, 2017

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2017 Management Conference and Exhibition Live Blog