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.


Business

Franchise Restaurants Work Together to Feed Truckers

McDonald's McDonald’s is offering curbside delivery service and is encouraging drivers to use the chain’s app for mobile ordering and payment. (Richard Vogel/Associated Press)

Some familiar franchise restaurants are taking steps to provide truck drivers with access to meals and parking while they’re making deliveries to help the nation combat the COVID-19 crisis.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 2, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Airlines Shift to Cargo as Passenger Volume Falls Dramatically

Parked Delta planes Delta Airlines aircraft are stored at Southern California Logistics Airport on March 25 in Victorville, Calif. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Faced with hundreds of parked planes and near-empty flights as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, some of the world’s biggest airline executives are turning their focus to cargo.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 1, 2020
Business

Boy’s Thank You Letter to Truck Drivers Warms Hearts

Tyler Carr Tami (left) and Tyler Carr. (Tami Carr)

A heartfelt letter thanking truck drivers, written by a third-grade boy in Arlington, Texas, caught the attention of not only drivers but a network TV news program.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 31, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

ATA's Chris Spear: Industry Thankful for Cooperation, but Challenges Remain

Spear Chris Spear speaks at a past industry event. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear is proud of the work his industry is doing to help the nation through the COVID-19 crisis, but notes that challenges lie ahead for business and government as the country remains stymied by the virus.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 31, 2020
Business

Port of L.A. Operating at 80% Because of Coronavirus

Trucks at Port of L.A. gate Trucks wait at the gate for entry into the Port of Los Angeles. (Port of Los Angeles via YouTube)

Officials at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s largest, said the facility is operating at about 80% as factories in China slowly come back online, and the U.S. economy struggles amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 28, 2020
Government, Business

Record Number of Workers File for Unemployment Benefits

Store locked and chained A store in Miami Beach, Fla., is locked and chained. (Scott McIntyre/Bloomberg)

A record 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits after the coronavirus outbreak forced the shutdown of major industries, small businesses and gig workers.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 26, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Breaking News

Tonnage Up 2.6% in February

Tonnage A flatbed truck in Indiana. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Truck tonnage in February rose 2.6% when compared with year-ago levels, according to American Trucking Associations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 24, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

UPS, Teamsters Agree on Sick Leave as Coronavirus Spreads

UPS driver UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. said it is taking steps to protect its employees from contracting the COVID-19 virus and that it reached an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters concerning paid-leave guidelines for unionized workers who are affected by it.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 23, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx’s Fred Smith: It’s Unlikely Company Will Need Federal Help

FedEx CEO Fred Smith FedEx CEO Fred Smith on CBS' "Face the Nation" on March 22. (Face the Nation via YouTube)

FedEx Corp. CEO Fred Smith said during a television appearance that he doesn’t expect his company to seek assistance from the federal government to survive the economic downturn being caused by the spread of COVID-19.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 22, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Ports Seek Emergency Aid as Business Plummets

Port of New York-New Jersey Leadership at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey say cargo volume could fall by 30% compared with last year. (Port of New York and New Jersey via YouTube)

The leadership of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is seeking $1.9 billion in federal assistance, joining the growing list of ports asking Washington for aid as the coronavirus wreaks havoc on business at those facilities.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 22, 2020

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