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, Fuel

Diesel Continues to Climb on Increasing Global Oil Demand

Trucks refueling at night Trucks refuel at a station at night. The biggest increase was in the Central Atlantic, where the price rose 3.6 cents per gallon to $2.779. (Thinkstock Images)

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s weekly survey published Dec. 7 showed trucking’s primary fuel increased 2.4 cents nationwide and now costs $2.526 a gallon.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 7, 2020
Government, Business

Congress Eyes Support for Busy Ports

Port of Los Angeles Cargo shipping container trucks at the Port of Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

As operators of major container ports struggle to keep ahead of a rush of imported goods while retailers restock nine months into the coronavirus pandemic, Congress is aiming to lend additional support.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 7, 2020
Government, Business

Congestion, Slowdown at Ports Cause Growing Concern

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles container terminal. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Many of the nation’s ports, especially on the West Coast, are reporting long delays to unload cargo ships, and warehouses near those facilities are filled as the supply chains are overloaded with goods.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 2, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Climbs 4¢ to $2.502 Amid Stronger Demand

Diesel close-up by Bloomberg News Even with the rise, diesel is 56.8 cents less expensive than it was a year ago. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Nov. 30 in its weekly survey that trucking’s main fuel increased 4 cents nationwide.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 30, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Truck Drivers Could Be Among Earliest to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Man getting a shot from a doctor As many as 40 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccination could be administered by the end of the year, according to a committee within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Geber86/Getty Images)

Truck drivers and other workers in critical and essential jobs could be among the earliest people to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 30, 2020
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Declines 8.7% in October

Trucks on highway by John Sommers II Trucks in traffic on Interstate 65 in Kentucky. Sequentially, tonnage in October decreased 6.3% after increasing 5.7% in September. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Truck tonnage in October declined a seasonally adjusted 8.7% when compared with year-ago levels, American Trucking Associations said Nov. 24.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 24, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

Economic Outlook Bright for Holidays

Economy CentralITAlliance/Getty Images

Goods are pouring into ports, being delivered by trucks to warehouses and e-commerce locations, and retailers are restocking their shelves as the holiday shopping season gets into full swing. It’s also a major reason why trucking continues to outperform the overall U.S. economy.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 24, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Ports on Both Coasts Report Volume Surge in October

Port of Los Angeles The Port of Los Angeles on May 1. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

With a surge in imports, the nation’s ports are reporting record or near-record activity as warehouses and stores restock eight-plus months into the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 19, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment

Trucking Case Against Ocean Carriers Can Advance, Judge Rules

Equipment at the Port of Virginia Chassis, containers and trucks at the Port of Virginia's Portsmouth Marine Terminal. (Virginia Port Authority)

A case that alleges ocean carriers are overcharging truckers for use of container chassis at ports will proceed after a judge denied a request for dismissal filed by the defendants.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 19, 2020
Government, Safety, Logistics

In Reversal, Arlington National Cemetery Directed to Host Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America Wreaths adorn headstones at Arlington National Cemetery during last year's event. In 2019, more than 320 carriers and about 500 drivers donated their vehicles and time to transport wreaths across the nation and world. (American Trucking Associations)

Wreaths Across America Day will return to Arlington National Cemetery — and so will trucking’s involvement — after a whirlwind stretch in which cemetery officials had initially decided to cancel the event out of coronavirus concerns.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 18, 2020

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