Autonomous
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

ATA’s Bob Costello Appointed To Transportation Council

Bob Costello, American Trucking Associations’ chief economist, has been appointed by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics.

Transport Topics
March 31, 2010
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello Appointed to Transportation Council

Bob Costello, American Trucking Associations’ chief economist, has been appointed by Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics, which advises DOT’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Transport Topics
March 31, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Editorial, Business, Autonomous

More Smiles at Mid-America

The Mid-America Trucking Show this year was miles beyond the somber version last year. The exhibition hall in Louisville was humming last week with new products and rising expectations, reflecting the fact that virtually all segments of trucking are showing signs of recovery.

March 29, 2010
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Manufacturers Seek Better Times at Mid-America Trucking Show

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Truck makers and their suppliers returned to marketing products here that intrigue drivers and appeal to fleet executives based on durability, comfort, ease of operation and even pizzazz, after years spent surviving the Great Recession and straining to meet government-imposed emissions requirements.

March 29, 2010
Business, Safety, Autonomous

ATA, Business Groups Say Health-Care Law Likely to Increase Costs, Threaten Benefits

Business groups, including American Trucking Associations, said they had concerns about the recently enacted health-care reform package.

March 29, 2010
Business, Safety, Autonomous

February Truck Tonnage Rises

Truck tonnage rose 2.6% in February, the third consecutive year-over-year increase, as the industry continues a steady rebound, American Trucking Associations reported.

March 29, 2010
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

Indiana Truck Parts Factory to Remain Open

A truck parts maker has decided to keep a northern Indiana factory open after announcing last month that it would be shut down, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
March 26, 2010
Business, Safety, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

Industry Opposed to Quick Implementation of Clean-Truck Plan at Port of N.Y./N.J.

A new diesel-emissions-reduction program at the Port of New York and New Jersey that will ban pre-1994 trucks beginning in 2011 will be costly and burdensome for motor carriers and comes at a time when fleets are reeling from the recession, state trucking officials said.

March 22, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Equipment, Autonomous

February Truck Sales Rise 19.1%

Manufacturers and their dealers sold 19.1% more big trucks in February than they did a year earlier, marking the second consecutive month in which Class 8 sales beat their year-ago totals, according to WardsAuto.com.

March 22, 2010
Business, Autonomous

Truckload Fleets Recruit Drivers as Capacity Begins to Tighten

Many truckload fleets have almost overnight found themselves in a mini driver shortage, as demand for freight-hauling capacity is suddenly climbing in some markets and carriers expecting better times seek to put more trucks on the road.

March 22, 2010

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