Editorial, Business, Government, Autonomous

Moving Ahead on CSA

This week’s issue of Transport Topics includes some interesting news about the federal government’s new safety regime for trucking, Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010, including that the program is going to be renamed.

June 28, 2010
Business, Safety, Autonomous

ATA’s Top Lobbyist Lynch to Join Law Firm

Tim Lynch, American Trucking Associations’ top lobbyist, said last week he would leave the federation in July to join a Washington, D.C., law firm’s government affairs department.

June 28, 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
Business, Autonomous

Midyear Stock Review: Investors Concerned About Durability of Recovery

After improving along with most other equities during the last nine months of 2009, trucking stocks this year have done little more than tread water, with a good run from early February through late April sandwiched between two brief pull-backs by investors.

June 28, 2010
Business, Government, Autonomous

Detroit Diesel to Renovate Michigan Facility

Detroit Diesel Corp. said it will spend $194 million to renovate its 72-year-old Redford, Mich., plant, the latest example of truck makers pouring investments into diesel engine facilities to manufacture the complicated new power plants and vertically integrate production.

June 28, 2010
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

CSA 2010 Needs Improvements, Trucking Exec Tells Congress

The federal government’s Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 is supported by the trucking industry but needs some changes, a trucking executive testifying for American Trucking Associations told a congressional panel Wednesday.

Transport Topics
June 23, 2010
Letters to the Editor, Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Letters: Rate Setting, Fuel Efficiency, Restrictive Laws

About the two May 17 “rate setting” letters: It’s important for trucking companies to understand that we are the ones who set the rates.

June 21, 2010
Editorial, Business, Autonomous

Recovery and Expansion

Amid the gyrations of the stock markets and the television talk-show discussions about a possible double-dip recession, virtually all business signs in the trucking industry show unmistakable movement toward recovery and expansion.

June 21, 2010
Government, Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Port of Long Beach Reports Fewer Emissions

Air pollution at the Port of Long Beach, Calif., declined in 2009 for the third consecutive year, and diesel particulate matter has fallen more than 50% since 2005, in part because of the port’s clean truck program, port officials said

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 15, 2010
Business, Logistics, Fuel, Autonomous

Flying J, Comdata Reach Agreement

Truck stop chain Flying J Inc. said it has started accepting Comdata payment cards at its 270 U.S. and Canadian travel centers.

Transport Topics
June 14, 2010
Editorial, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Truck Safety on Display

Despite occasional hyperventilation from advocacy groups and some politicians, trucking’s safety performance is steadily improving and the industry’s dedication to playing its part in keeping America’s highways safe should be unquestioned.

June 14, 2010