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

New U.S. Bank Indexes Track Freight Shipping and Spending

ATA's Bob Costello

ORLANDO, Fla. — Freight spending jumped in the third quarter despite a slowdown in shipment as businesses were hit by the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, according to the U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index, a new quarterly gauge that tracks the health of the shipping industry.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2017
Business

Three Fleets Capture ATA’s President’s Award

President's Trophy Award winners

ORLANDO, Fla. — American Trucking Associations on Oct. 22 announced several of the industry’s top honors at the association’s Leadership and Awards Luncheon at its annual Management Conference & Exhibition.

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

Industry Praises Top Drivers, Technician at Annual Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. — National Truck Driving Championships grand champion Roland Bolduc of FedEx Express, along with TMC SuperTech grand champion Mark McLean, a technician with FedEx Freight, and Gary Plant, a Wal-Mart driver from Colorado, commanded center stage before American Trucking Associations executives at the annual Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2017
Business, Safety

Rolling Strong, Citing Epidemic, Launches Mobile App for Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Rolling Strong's Steve Kane

ORLANDO, Fla. — Wellness programs provider Rolling Strong announced a new mobile app that enables commercial drivers to focus on making healthy lifestyle choices on the road.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

FlowBelow Aero Announces Trailer AeroSlider Product, Aftermarket Options for Truck Dealers

FlowBelow CEO Josh Butler

ORLANDO, Fla. — FlowBelow Aero Inc. announced its new Trailer AeroSlider system is now in production and available for fleet and dealer orders, noting the product is the first of its kind that is mounted directly to the sliding trailer suspension.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Industry Prepares for Transition to ELDs

Ward, Mooney and DeLorenzo

ORLANDO, Fla. — The long-awaited federal mandate of electronic logging devices is now less than two months away, but much work remains to bring the industry into compliance with the regulation.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 21, 2017
Business

Motor Carrier Insurer Acuity Expands Operations to Texas

Acuity's Cliff Johnson

ORLANDO, Fla. — Commercial Motor Carrier insurer Acuity has expanded operations to Texas, the company announced at a press conference at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 21.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2017

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2017 Management Conference and Exhibition Live Blog