2017 MCE

Business

Mack Raises Retail Sales Forecast, Renews Share the Road Sponsorship

Spear by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Mack Trucks raised its 2017 retail sales by 4% and expects an increase beyond that in 2018.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Government

Funding Infrastructure Remains Bipartisan Problem, Rep. Blumenauer Says

John Sommers II for TT

ORLANDO, Fla. — A leading proponent on Capitol Hill of raising the federal fuel tax again called on colleagues to act quickly on a long-term funding fix for the country’s infrastructure.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Business

California Trucking Association’s Yadon Receives President’s TAEC Award for Building Trucking’s Influence

John Sommers II for TT

ORLANDO, Fla. — American Trucking Associations presented its President’s Trucking Association Executives Council Leadership Award to Shawn Yadon, president of California Trucking Association.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Government, Equipment

ATA Thanks Share the Road, America’s Road Team Program Sponsors and Supporters

Road Team members Road Team members by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — An estimated 1.2 billion people saw President Donald Trump sit in the cab of a Mack truck at the White House and speak with the driver in March — the logo of American Trucking Associations prominently displayed on the truck’s door — but what they didn’t know was that the truck was part of the Share the Road campaign.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Business, Safety

ATA Presents Russell Image Awards for Trucking Advocacy

Mike Russell Image Award recipients Accepting for their organizations are, left to right: Shannon Newton and Tony Bradley (Arizona Trucking Association), John Elliott (Load One) and Herschel Evans (Holland & America’s Road Team). (John Sommers II for TT)

ORLANDO, Fla. — American Trucking Associations honored a professional truck driver, a state trucking association, an industry nonprofit and a motor carrier with the ninth annual Mike Russell Trucking Image Award.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

SmartWay Honors 10 ATA Members for Environmental Efforts

SmartWay Cheryl Bynum SmartWay National Program Manager Cheryl Bynum by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Ten American Trucking Associations members received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Excellence Award. The agency bestowed the honor here Oct. 23, during ATA’s Management Conference & Exhibition.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017

Jason Aldean Entertains Trucking Execs at Freightliner Dinner

Country star Jason Aldean at the Freightliner dinner Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Country music star Jason Aldean was the surprise entertainment for trucking industry executives at the 2017 Freightliner Trucks customer appreciation dinner.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 24, 2017
Government, Business

Tax Reform First, Then Infrastructure, Chao Says

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. ­— The Trump administration’s multiyear infrastructure funding proposal to modernize freight corridors and commuter networks will be unveiled after Congress reforms the tax code, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Oct. 23 at American Trucking Associations’ annual conference.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2017
Government, Business

Truckers Key to Job Growth, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Says

Alexander Acosta John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — The trucking industry can play a major role in creating quality apprenticeship programs that could teach the skills needed to put some of the nation’s nearly 7 million job seekers to work, U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

‘Time to Move Forward’ on ELD Mandate, ATA's Spear Says

ATA President Chris Spear at MCE ATA President Chris Spear during his state of the industry address. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. ­— With the electronic logging device mandate fast approaching, the leader of American Trucking Associations emphasized that a delay will not occur, cementing the industry’s long-held view on the rule during his annual state of the industry address.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2017

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