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

1Q Numbers for Ports Show Continued Strong Growth

Port of Los Angeles A truck leaves a terminal at the Port of Los Angeles. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg)

With data now in for the first third of the year, operators of some of the nation’s ports said they are setting records as the economy keeps booming — even as volume dipped at the nation’s largest port.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 24, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Nation’s Ports Seek Billions in Multimodal Funding to Stay Competitive

Port of Oakland Container ships unload their cargo at the Port of Oakland, Calif. (Ken James/Bloomberg News)

The American Association of Port Authorities believes that in order for America’s ports to remain efficient and competitive during the next decade, more than $20 billion will be needed specifically to improve multimodal and rail access.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50

Ryder Introduces New Commercial Management Fleet App

Ryder truck (Terry Townsend/Ryder)

Ryder System Inc. has launched a smartphone app that permits commercial fleet users to get a vehicle into a repair facility for either scheduled or unexpected maintenance and also compare real-time fuel prices.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 23, 2018
Business, Safety

Two More Trucking Companies Raise Driver Pay

Ozark Motor Lines (Ozark Motor Lines)

Two more trucking companies have joined a growing list of operators that are increasing compensation to retain their current drivers and attract new recruits.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

ATA Leaders Meet With IRU in Geneva, Discuss Industry’s Future

Daimler autonomous truck Daimler autonomous truck. (Daimler AG)

Trucking industry leaders from around the world are facing many of the same issues as their counterparts in the United States, including the emergence of advanced driver-assistance systems and combating a persistent shortage of drivers.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 17, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Cargo Ships May Switch to Diesel Fuel by 2020

Cargo Ship The Taicang Dragon container ship at the Port of Los Angeles by Tim Rue/Bloomberg

A move to curtail emissions produced by cargo ships and cruise liners could in a few years put new pressure on prices and supplies of diesel fuel.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 8, 2018

YRC Worldwide Reports First-Quarter Loss

YRC Freight truck carrying a load TT File Photo

YRC Worldwide announced a net loss of $14.6 million in the first quarter, yet the result marked a nearly $11 million improvement when compared with the year-ago period, when it lost $25.3 million, the less-than-truckload carrier announced May 3.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 3, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Top 50

UPS Delivers 1Q Net Income of $1.34 Billion, Up 15% Year-to-Year

UPS truck Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. reported double-digit gains in the first quarter as a result of the strength of its global business as well as economic conditions.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 26, 2018
Business, Logistics

Port Group Urges Caution on Possible US-China Trade War

Port of L.A. containers Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The American Association of Port Authorities has written to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer urging the Trump administration to carefully consider the negative impact trade sanctions could have on the country’s ports and the trucking and transportation industries.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Road to Zero Coalition Charts Ambitious Goal to Reduce Traffic Deaths by 2050

Female truck driver wearing a seat belt Among other recommendations, the report urges 100% compliance with seat belt use. (Getty Images)

National Safety Council CEO Deborah Hersman noted the goal of the newly formed Road to Zero Coalition is to dramatically reduce traffic deaths.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 25, 2018