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

Trucking Fares Better Than Overall Economy, Experts Say

Trucks on highway Getty Images

The trucking and freight economy appears to be doing better than the overall U.S. economy as fleets adjust to contend with supply chain changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 12, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Canadian Carrier Fastfrate Group Acquires Bestway

Fastfrate containers A Canadian Pacific train hauls Fastfrate containers. (Fastfrate)

Less-than-truckload and logistics company Fastfrate Group has acquired cross-border carrier Bestway Cartage Limited and Bestway Global Limited, Fastfrate announced Aug. 10.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 10, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS, FedEx Gear Up to Ship COVID-19 Vaccine When Ready

Vaccine The logistics of storing and shipping vaccines are complicated. (Meyer & Meyer/Getty Images)

UPS and FedEx are among the companies hard at work on strategies to ship a COVID-19 vaccine safely around the world once it is ready.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 6, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

East Coast Ports Continue to Assess Damage From COVID-19

Trucks at the Port of New York and New Jersey Trucks at the Port of New York and New Jersey. The port processed 16.3% less TEUs in June of this year than in June 2019. (Port Authority of New York and New Jersey)

The nation’s East Coast ports continued to be battered by lower imports from overseas in June because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Posts Q2 Loss, Stays Focused on Growth Strategy

Nikola A Nikola truck hauling an Anheuser-Busch load. (Anheuser-Busch)

Just months after becoming a publicly traded company, Nikola Corp. reported that net losses widened versus year-ago levels as the company continues investing in the buildup toward the introduction of its electric trucks.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 5, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Average Price of Diesel Continues to Linger in $2.40s

Close-up of pumping diesel fuel For eight straight weeks now — since June 15 — diesel has hovered in the $2.40s. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Diesel fell for the third consecutive week, by three-tenths of a cent to $2.424 a gallon.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola’s Trevor Milton Says Future of Trucking Is Hydrogen-Based

Trevor Milton Nikola's Trevor Milton in 2019. (Nikola Motor Co.)

Nikola Corp. founder and Executive Chairman Trevor Milton believes the hydrogen fuel cell technology that powers his company’s trucks can place Nikola at the forefront of global efforts to toughen clean-air rules while also providing a truck that meets the needs of commercial fleets.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 30, 2020
Government, Business

Q2 GDP Drops a Record 32.9%, but Trucking Holding Steady

Trucks on an interstate highway American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello said trucking is holding its own during these tough times. (Doug Berry/Getty Images)

The gross domestic product of the United States shrank a record-setting 32.9% in the second quarter, tracking closely with economists’ expectations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 30, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Reports Strong Q2 Earnings as Deliveries Surge

A UPS logo is displayed on the tail of a cargo jet at the company's Worldport facility in Louisville, Ky. A UPS logo is displayed on the tail of a cargo jet at the company's Worldport facility in Louisville, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

UPS Inc. reported strong results in the second quarter, as a surge in deliveries to homes and businesses has helped lift the company through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 30, 2020
Business

ArcBest Reports Lower Q2, Midyear Earnings Because of COVID-19

ArcBest John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ArcBest turned a second-quarter profit, albeit considerably lower than the year-ago level because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fort Smith, Ark., carrier announced July 29.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 29, 2020

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