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, Logistics, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Reports Strong Q4, Full-Year Earnings

J.B. Hunt final-mile delivery Final-mile revenue surged by 29.7% to $213.1 million from $164.2 million in Q4 2019. (Sergio Flores/Bloomberg)

J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported higher earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020, but said income dipped even as revenue rose for the full year.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 25, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics

Kansas City Southern Reports Mixed Q4 Earnings

Kansas City Southern locomotive (Whitney Curtis/Bloomberg)

Kansas City Southern reported a higher fourth quarter and higher annual net income, but lower revenue for the period.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 25, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Nation’s Ports Finish 2020 Strong Amid Surge of Imports

Port of Los Angeles The Port of Los Angeles during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg News)

The nation’s ports in December posted record or near-record cargo numbers as a surge of imports continued to enter facilities on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 21, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Rises 2.6¢; Biden Stops Development of Keystone XL Pipeline

Closeup of diesel fuel The largest gain came in the New England region, where diesel jumped 6.4 cents a gallon to $2.764. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Truckers are continuing to see higher diesel prices as the nationwide cost of trucking’s main fuel rose 2.6 cents, the Energy Information Administration reported Jan. 18.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 19, 2021
Government, Business

ATA Donation to Army Museum Shows Industry’s Commitment to Military, Spear Says

Vintage Liberty truck First-series Liberty Truck from early 1918 production. (US Signal Corps, National Archives via Wikicommons/Designated Public Domain)

The trucking industry is lending its support to the new National Museum of the United States Army.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 14, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

COVID-19 Vaccine Key to Restoring Economic Stability, Experts Say

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signs for FedEx vaccine delivery Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signs for delivery of the state's first shipment of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 14, 2020. An estimated 36% of the 27.7 million doses distributed in the U.S. have been administered. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

The incoming Biden administration faces a U.S. economy that appears to be slowing as COVID-19 cases surge.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 13, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Rises 3¢ to $2.67 a Gallon

Diesel pumping The largest gain in the price of diesel came in the Lower Atlantic, where it jumped by 6.8 cents per gallon to $2.608. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The first full week of 2021 saw the nationwide price of diesel continue to rise, as it had for the last weeks of 2020. Trucking’s main fuel notched a 3-cent increase, according to the Energy Information Administration’s weekly data released Jan. 11.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 11, 2021
Government, Business

Former ATA Chairman Dave Manning Retires From TCW

Dave Manning Dave Manning at an industry show in 2015. Manning in 2017-18 served as ATA’s 73rd chairman. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

After more than three decades working for Nashville, Tenn.-based motor carrier TCW — including a more than 20-year stint as its president — as well as a year as chairman of American Trucking Associations, Dave Manning has decided to retire.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 5, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Continues Upward Trend, Rises 0.5¢ to $2.640

Trucks fueling up at a Pilot station Diesel is 43.9 cents less expensive than it was a year ago during the same week. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The last days of 2020 and the first few of 2021 continued the same trend, with diesel prices rising nationwide.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 4, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

West and East Coast Ports Report Strong November Volume

Port of charleston South Carolina Ports Authority

The nation’s ports continued their breakneck pace in November as imported products arrived and unloaded at a record or near-record rate at facilities on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 4, 2021

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