2018 MCE

Government, Business

Barry Pottle Completes Climb From Cab to Chairman's Seat

Incoming ATA Chairman Barry Pottle with a rig from his trucking company The American Trucking Associations chairman owns Pottle's Transportation of Bangor, Maine. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

BANGOR, Maine — The story of how Barry Pottle rescued his longtime family enterprise is a testament to the determination and business acumen of the tall, soft-spoken, thoughtful man with an encyclopedic knowledge of trucking who has risen to become ATA chairman.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Outgoing ATA Chairman Dave Manning Reflects on his Year as the Face of Trucking

Dave Manning Dave Manning gives his farewell speech at MCE. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — Over the past year Dave Manning, the immediate past chairman of American Trucking Associations, has walked in the White House Rose Garden, rubbed elbows with members of Congress, racked up a hefty airline travel-point balance, and even watched the Supreme Court in action. But his greatest memories, he said, were meeting with the trucking industry’s hard-working, passionate people who occupy offices, workshops and truck cabs nationwide.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

ATA Emerges From MCE Focused on Drivers, Infrastructure

ATA's Dave Manning, Barry Pottle and Chris Spear ATA's outgoing Chairman Dave Manning, incoming Chairman Barry Pottle and President Chris Spear (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — While enjoying the benefits of a booming economy and abundant freight to haul, trucking leaders took aim at some of the more persistent challenges that hold the industry back, even in this favorable business environment.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 30, 2018
Government, Business

MCE Closing Banquet Rocks With Optimism, Enthusiasm

Lynyrd Skynyrd performs at MCE closing banquet Lynyrd Skynyrd performing at MCE closing banquet by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

AUSTIN, Texas — They heard some optimistic projections from outgoing American Trucking Associations Chairman Dave Manning, a touching speech by new ATA Chairman Barry Pottle, and ended the evening hugging the stage to the hard Southern rock of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous, Editorial

Editorial: Joining Forces to Move Forward

The themes of partnership, outreach and unity were present throughout speeches and presentations at this year’s American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition. Cooperation between ATA and the federal government was a central tenet.

Transport Topics
October 30, 2018
Business

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dwight Yoakam Entertain Trucking Execs at MCE

Ricky Medlocke at MCE Ricky Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd plays at MCE. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — Legendary Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd closed out American Trucking Associations’ 2018 Management Conference & Exhibition with an energizing performance for trucking industry executives.

Seth Clevenger and Joe Howard | Staff Reporters
October 30, 2018
Government, Business

Trucking Legends Encourage Industry Unity

Industry Unity Hodges (left), Bowman, moderator Dustin Koehl of Total Transportation of Mississippi, Weinrich-Lucht and Sculley discuss the trucking industry. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — The relationship between state organizations and American Trucking Associations is solid and should continue to grow, according to a longtime member of the industry.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Truckers, Law Enforcement Seek Stronger Relationships on Common Ground

Law enforcement panel at MCE Floyd Dixon (left), Chris Nordloh, Collin Mooney, Jim Pasco and Ben Bawden. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas ­— Mutual interest between law enforcement and truckers over such policy issues as highway safety, security and human trafficking are forging increasing relationships that have historically been less than cordial, according to a panel of law enforcement experts.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2018
Business

Barry Pottle Elected ATA’s 74th Chairman

ATA Chairman Barry Pottle and wife Suzanne New ATA Chairman Barry Pottle, with his wife Suzanne, are welcomed at ATA's Managment Conference & Exhibition closing banquet. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Barry Pottle, CEO of Pottle’s Transportation of Bangor, Maine, has been elected by American Trucking Associations’ board of directors to serve as the federation’s 74th chairman.

Transport Topics
October 30, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Drivewyze Adds Data Reporting Service, Expands Weigh-Station Bypass Network

A truck travels through a bypass With the expansion into Oregon, drivers will be able to receive approval to bypass weigh stations at 21 sites in the state. (Drivewyze Inc.)

AUSTIN, Texas — Drivewyze Inc., provider of the PreClear weigh-station bypass service, has launched an analytics and reporting tool aimed at helping fleets better understand their safety and inspection data.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 30, 2018

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