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, Equipment

Judge Weighing Appeal to Determine if Chassis Case Will Proceed

Port of Savannah Port of Savannah (Georgia Ports Authority)

A judge is weighing an appeal that will determine whether a trucking industry challenge to prices being charged for shipping containers at ports will be permitted to proceed.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 8, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Elaine Chao: Long-Term Plan Needed for US Infrastructure

Chao Chao via symposium screenshot

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the nation’s lawmakers must take a long-range view of addressing the country’s pressing infrastructure needs, and do the work needed to craft a funding measure more far-reaching and comprehensive than the one-year highway bill extension that recently advanced.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 8, 2020
Business

Trucker Pay Increasing as Driver Shortage Grows, Industry Capacity Tightens

Smiling truck driver Retirements and the surge in e-commerce are two reasons why companies are boosting pay to attract more drivers. (kali9/Getty Images)

As capacity tightens in the trucking industry, some carriers are beginning to announce pay hikes, and some industry watchers would not be surprised to see more hikes.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 7, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Drops to $2.387 for Fifth Consecutive Decline

Trucks getting diesel at a station Truck fueling at a Petro truck stop off of Interstate 65 in Glendale, Ky. Trucking’s main fuel now costs 66 cents a gallon less than it did a year ago. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The average price of diesel dropped seven-tenths of a cent to $2.387 a gallon, declining for the fifth consecutive week, the Energy Information Administration reported Oct 5.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 5, 2020
Business, Logistics

Nation’s Ports Show Signs of Recovery as Imports Surge

CMA CGM Brazil CMA CGM Brazil, among the largest ships to ever call at the U.S. East Coast, sails upriver to the Port of Savannah Garden City Terminal on Sept. 18. (Stephen B. Morton/Georgia Ports Authority)

The Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s busiest seaport, hit an all-time record in August, processing 12% more volume that totaled 961,833 20-foot-equivalent units (TEUs).

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 22, 2020
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

Tonnage Declines 8.9% Year-Over-Year in August

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truck tonnage in August declined a seasonally adjusted 8.9% when compared with year-ago levels, marking the fifth consecutive year-over-year decline, American Trucking Associations said.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 22, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Drops 1.8¢ to $2.404 a Gallon

A transport truck fuels up with diesel A transport truck fills up in Illinois. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The price of diesel, trucking’s main fuel, dropped 1.8 cents to $2.404 a gallon in its third consecutive decline, the Energy Information Administration reported Sept. 21.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 21, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Breaking News

Nikola Executive Chairman Trevor Milton Steps Down

Trevor Milton owns 35% of the company, according to regulatory filings. (Nikola Motor Co.)

Trevor Milton has voluntarily stepped aside as executive chairman and board member of Nikola Corp., the electric truck company he created, it was announced Sept. 21.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 21, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Consumer Spending Rises in August

Shoppers outside Walmart Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

While the trucking industry’s financial health continues to excel, the overall U.S. economy is trying to gain momentum.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 17, 2020
Government, Business, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Posts Strong Quarterly Earnings, Fueled by E-Commerce

A FedEx truck is unloaded in Dallas A FedEx driver unloads boxes in downtown Dallas. (Cooper Neill/Bloomberg News)

A huge surge in e-commerce deliveries to homes and businesses because of the COVID-19 pandemic boosted FedEx Corp.’s fiscal first-quarter earnings when the delivery giant reported its financials Sept. 15.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 15, 2020

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