Lorrie Grant

Lorrie Grant

Managing Editor

Lorrie Grant is a lover of words, facts, ideas, storytelling and breaking news. As a managing editor she oversees business and government coverage of freight transportation primarily by truck.


Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Can Bridges Handle Weight of Platooning Trucks? Engineering Firm Wants to Know

Peloton platoon Peloton

WASHINGTON — While truck-to-truck communication, driver training and safety have advanced the effort to hasten platooning to market, another critical aspect is looming and just may cause momentum to pull back some: the impact on infrastructure.

Lorrie Grant | Managing Editor
January 7, 2018
Special Coverage, Business

Catenary System Poised for One-Year Test Near California Ports

Joseph Impullitti by Lorrie Grant/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — The South Coast Air Quality Management District expects to start a one-year test soon of electrified trucking near two of the nation’s largest ports, the leader of the agency’s division overseeing the program said Jan. 8.

Lorrie Grant | Managing Editor
January 9, 2017
Business

It's Difficult Finding Room for New Fueling Stations in Big Cities

NEW YORK — Densely populated cities present a challenge for alternative-fuel infrastructure because often there isn’t enough space, officials at one of nation’s largest waste operations said.

Lorrie Grant | Managing Editor
July 25, 2016
Special Coverage

Fuel and a Physical: Urgent Care Now at Pilot Flying J

SAN DIEGO — Urgent Care Travel said it expanded its availability of medical services to professional drivers by locating exclusively at Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J Travel Plazas.

Lorrie Grant | Managing Editor
October 7, 2014
Special Coverage

Experts Pinpoint Recruiting Challenges

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

SAN DIEGO — Stiffening competition for truck drivers and misperceptions about their work-lifestyle balance are among the biggest challenges to recruitment, according industry experts.

Lorrie Grant | Managing Editor
October 7, 2014
Special Coverage

EPA Honors Fleets With SmartWay Excellence Awards

Cheryl Bynum by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized several fleets for “joining arm in arm” to cut carbon pollution, a challenge that agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said has helped bring innovation to the trucking market.

Lorrie Grant | Managing Editor
October 7, 2014
Special Coverage

ATA Names Second LEAD ATA Class

SAN DIEGO — The second class of American Trucking Associations’ executive leadership training program, LEAD ATA, was announced on Oct. 6 during the kickoff of the federation’s annual Management Conference & Exhibition here.

Lorrie Grant | Managing Editor
October 6, 2014
Special Coverage

ATA Commends Share the Road Program, America’s Road Team

America's Road Team by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

SAN DIEGO — The Share the Road highway safety program that American Trucking Associations created to convey safety and responsibility messages directed at those who drive around large trucks was feted by federation executives for its life-saving messages.

Lorrie Grant | Managing Editor
October 6, 2014
Special Coverage

ATA Honors New York Trucking Group’s Leader with TAEC Award

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

SAN DIEGO — Kendra Hems, president of the New York State Motor Truck Association, received the Trucking Association Executives Council Leadership Award from American Trucking Associations.

Lorrie Grant | Managing Editor
October 6, 2014
Special Coverage

Trucking Executives Recognized for Outstanding Service

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

SAN DIEGO — Several state trucking association executives were commended by American Trucking Associations for notable service to the industry.

Lorrie Grant | Managing Editor
October 5, 2014

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