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, Logistics

Logistics Community Optimistic About Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines

vaccine A nurse prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc. (Hans Pennink/AP)

With optimism building that two COVID-19 vaccines could be available by year’s end, supply chain experts are outlining steps and discussing challenges that lie ahead for those in charge of transporting the anxiously awaited medicine.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 17, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel, Top 100

Diesel Jumps 5.8¢ a Gallon in Largest Increase of 2020

Trucks getting diesel at a station Truck fueling at a Petro truck stop off of Interstate 65 in Glendale, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The national average price of diesel spiked by 5.8 cents per gallon, more than twice the previous high for the year, according to the Energy Information Administration’s weekly data released Nov. 16.

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

Holiday Ramp-Up Portends Glad Tidings for Trucking

Christmas tree at mall A shopper walks past the Christmas tree set up in an outlet mall Nov. 9, 2020, in Lakewood, Colo. (David Zalubowski/AP)

A leading supply chain economist and data from a trucking industry research company show warehouses are filling up in advance of what could be a very busy holiday season.

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

Diesel Increases Nationwide as Refinery Closes, Vaccine Hopes Rise

Filling a truck with diesel The biggest rise in the price of diesel came in the Rocky Mountain region, where it increased 4.8 cents per gallon to $2.372. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

For just the second time in 2½ months, the weekly national average price of diesel fuel rose.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 9, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Average Price of Diesel Drops 1.3¢; Oil Prices Plunge

Trucks near Mobil gas station Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The national average price of diesel dropped 1.3 cents, according to the Energy Information Administration’s weekly data released Nov. 2. The decline, which comes amid tumbling oil prices, is the eighth in the past nine weeks.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 2, 2020
Business, Logistics

Norfolk Southern Q3 Net Income Down; Revenue From Coal Shipments Plummets

Norfolk Southern train Revenue declined in all but one of the sectors in which Norfolk Southern moves freight: automotive, which rose 9% to $270 million. (Norfolk Southern Corp.)

Norfolk Southern Corp. carried 7% less freight in the third quarter, but the Class I railroad still beat Wall Street expectations when it reported third-quarter earnings Oct. 28.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 28, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Produces Strong Q3 Earnings Amid E-Commerce Surge

UPS Patrick Semansky/Associated Press

UPS Inc. reported strong financial results in the third quarter as a surge in deliveries to businesses and homes lifted the Atlanta-based carrier through the three-month period.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 28, 2020
Business, Safety

ATRI Top 10 Report Finds Driver Shortage Top Issue for Fourth Year in a Row

ATRI driver shortage Transport Topics

For the fourth year in a row, the trucking industry’s persistent driver shortage ranked No. 1 on the annual Top Industry Issues list from the American Transportation Research Institute.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 27, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Dips for Seventh Time in Eight Weeks; Zeta Pounds Gulf Coast

A DB Trucking tanker delivers fuel A DB Trucking tanker delivers fuel to a station in Florida. (Truck PR/Flickr)

The national average price of diesel decreased three-tenths of a cent, according to the Energy Information Administration’s weekly data released Oct. 26. The drop is the seventh in the past eight weeks.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 26, 2020
Business, Safety

Driver Whose Truck Entered Crowded Protest Faces Charges

Minnesota A sign for I-35 in Minnesota. (cosmonaut/Getty Images)

A Minnesota tank truck driver is facing charges in a case where his truck entered a stretch of road that had not been closed to traffic amid a demonstration against Minneapolis police in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 26, 2020

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