Dan Ronan

Dan Ronan

Associate News Editor

Dan Ronan is the Associate News Editor Print and Multimedia for Transport Topics, the leading online and print publication covering the trucking, freight and logistics industry.


Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Breaking News

Judge Sides With California Trucking Association, Issues Preliminary Injunction in AB 5 Fight

AB 5 Fight Traffic on a California highway. (Getty Images)

A federal judge in San Diego on Jan. 16 issued a preliminary injunction against the trucking component of a California law that would restrict how independent workers can be classified by companies. The judge’s ruling means the state of California cannot implement the law as it pertains to the trucking industry.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 16, 2020
Government, Business

Court Extends TRO on Trucking Component of California’s AB 5

Vehicles on a California highway Getty Images

Judge Roger Benitez of the Southern District Court of California on Jan. 13 extended a temporary restraining order against the implementation of the trucking component in California’s Assembly Bill 5.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 13, 2020
Business, Equipment

Chassis Maker CIMC Intermodal Equipment to Change Name to CIE Manufacturing

Chassis A CIMC chassis. (CIMC)

Chassis manufacturer CIMC Intermodal Equipment is readying a name change to CIE Manufacturing and has plans to move container chassis production to the United States from China.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 13, 2020
Government, Business

NRF Report Points to Tariffs as Key Reason for Port Slowdown

Port of Los Angeles Cranes load and unload shipping containers at the Port of Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

U.S. import container volumes are expected to show a nearly 1% drop when the final numbers for 2019 are in, the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates said.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 13, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Telematics Industry Starts 2020 With Major Investment, Acquisition

Truck driver using cellphone and tablet in front of trucks Getty Images

Technology companies that specialize in trucking-related services made two announcements that may significantly impact the industry.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 10, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Two Federal Studies Say Trade War With China Is Damaging US Economy

Trucks at the Port of Los Angeles Trucks at the Port of Los Angeles. Officials at the port assisted in putting together a study that found as many as 1.5 million U.S. jobs, and nearly $190 billion in economic activity, is threatened by tariffs. (Nick Ut/Associated Press)

Even as the Trump administration is set to sign phase one of the trade agreement with China, consumers and American businesses continue to feel the impact of the U.S.-China trade war.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

NACFE: Fuel Efficiency Up 15% From 2009 to 2018

Truckers fill up at a Pilot Flying J in Kentucky Truckers fill up at a Pilot Flying J in Shepherdsville, Ky. NACFE says it has proved at its semi-annual Run on Less event that significant fuel-economy improvement can still be made. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The average fleetwide fuel economy of trucks that participated in the North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s annual study increased 15% from 6.27 miles per gallon in 2009 to 7.27 mpg in 2018.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 8, 2020
Government, Business

Judge Approves Payout Plan to Former Celadon Employees

Celadon John Sommers II for Transport Topics

A federal bankruptcy judge in Wilmington, Del., on Jan. 3 gave approval for Celadon Group Inc. to pay $4.6 million to drivers and other employees who were expecting paychecks from the company, which on Dec. 9 shut down and entered bankruptcy.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 7, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

ATA’s Chris Spear Praises USMCA Movement, Urges Final Passage in Congress

Chris Spear Chris Spear by Joe Terry/Transport Topics

Congressional movement on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement was a good year-end victory for the trucking and freight industry that set the stage for growth in 2020, according to American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 2, 2020
Government, Business

Federal Judge Issues TRO Against Enforcement of California AB 5

Truck in traffic in California KPIX CBS SF Bay Area via YouTube

A federal judge in the Southern District Court of California on Dec. 31 issued a temporary restraining order against the implementation of California’s Assembly Bill 5, as it pertains to the trucking industry.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 1, 2020

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