As a busy 2017 comes to a close, let’s see which stories topped the TTNews.com charts and garnered the most buzz on social media. Check out our most-viewed content this year:
Four of our top five articles this year (based on pageviews) covered one of the hottest issues in the trucking industry in 2017 — the ELD mandate. The other top story dealt with a new Wal-Mart initiative that punishes shippers for not delivering on time.
3. Oct. 19: FMCSA Grants UPS Several ELD Exemptions
2017 YEAR IN REVIEW: Complete coverage, links to additional features
YOUR GUIDE TO THE MANDATE: Downloadable PDF.
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The most-viewed photo galleries all featured trucking conventions. While photos from the National Truck Driving Championships topped the list last year, that event dropped to third in 2017 and was replaced by the Mid-America Trucking Show.
1. March 23-25: Mid-America Trucking Show
2. Feb. 27-March 2: Technology & Maintenance Council
3. Aug. 9-12: National Truck Driving Championships
We published 47 cartoons in 2017, all created by cartoonist Philip Shade. Here are the top three most popular (based on pageviews):
Looking for something to watch? Our top video this year (based on YouTube views) was a breakdown of the Knight-Swift Merger. The list was rounded out by two videos discussing the ELD mandate.
The top tweet this year (by number of impressions) highlighted a UPS Inc. program that involves electric tricycles delivering packages in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The second most-viewed tweet focused on a new NFI Industries warehouse in New Jersey, and No. 3 was a look at Nikola Motor’s progress on its new hydrogen-electric Class 8.
.@NFIindustries breaks ground on New Jersey land that will become a warehouse for Chelten House. The company will also team with Lowe's on a new distribution center in Houston to handle extra volume in the effort to rebuild from Hurricane Harvey. https://t.co/4hoAzLn5P3 pic.twitter.com/ux38Cxd0oR— Transport Topics (@TransportTopics) December 4, 2017