Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Trucking Takes on Emerging Challenges

New ATA Chairman Randy Guillot and ATA President Chris Spear New ATA Chairman Randy Guillot speaks at Management Conference & Exhibition's closing press conference as ATA President Chris Spear looks on. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Trucking leaders discussed how potential changes to federal regulations and international trade policy may soon affect the industry during American Trucking Associations’ 86th annual Management Conference & Exhibition, held from Oct. 5-8.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 10, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Employers, Drivers Urged to Register for Drug, Alcohol Clearinghouse

FMCSA's drug and alcohol Clearinghouse. A technician tests a sample. (DrugTestingTV via YouTube)

SAN DIEGO — Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials are encouraging motor carriers to register now on the agency’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse database, aimed at ending job-hopping by drivers who fail their drug and alcohol test.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 10, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Perspective

New Chairman's Perspective: Connecting the Trucking Industry

From Randy Guillot: The business of moving freight is all about connection. The connection between shipper and carrier, between driver and vehicle, between technician and engine — all of these are critical.

Randy Guillot | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
October 9, 2019
Business

ATA Elects Randy Guillot as 75th Chairman

New ATA Chairman Randy Guillot and wife Renee Randy Guillot and wife Renee are welcomed by closing banquet attendees. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition drew to a festive close Oct. 8 following the naming of Randy Guillot as its 75th chairman.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 8, 2019
Government, Business

ATA Establishes Policies on Recreational Marijuana Laws

Chris Spear Chris Spear by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

SAN DIEGO — American Trucking Associations executives have approved a set of policies meant to help the industry safely operate amid the growing legalization of recreational marijuana.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 8, 2019
Business, Technology

Fleet Executives Stress Corporate Culture as Recruiting Tool

Craig Harper, Heath Arnold, Anna Faford, Wes Davis, Jeff First Craig Harper (from left), Heath Arnold, Anna Faford, Wes Davis and Jeff First by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

SAN DIEGO — The future of trucking will mean managers will be tasked with sifting through a lot of data at the same time the industry turns to artificial intelligence, according to a panel of transportation officials.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 8, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Spireon Outlines Vision for Intelligent Trailer Management

Roni Taylor Roni Taylor by Marissa Gamache/Transport Topics

SAN DIEGO — Asset-tracking provider Spireon has introduced Intelligent Trailer Management, the company’s next-generation portfolio of products and services.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 8, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

ATA Launches Affinity Program With Energy Services Firm UrbanVolt

ATA's Kevin Traver (left) and UrbanVolt CEO Kevin Maughan ATA's Kevin Traver (left) and UrbanVolt CEO Kevin Maughan by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

SAN DIEGO — American Trucking Associations announced the launch of a new affinity program through which member organizations can partner with the federation and UrbanVolt — a Dublin- and Chicago-­based energy service company — to curtail energy costs.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 8, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

FlowBelow to Provide AeroSlider Trailer Kits for Mesilla Valley Transportation

FlowBelow CEO Josh Butler at 2019 MCE FlowBelow CEO Josh Butler says the AeroSlider kits can complement trailer skirts and other devices that reduce drag on the trailer. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — FlowBelow Aero Inc. has landed a commitment from Mesilla Valley Transportation to equip its trailers with its AeroSlider attachments that fit between the rear wheels. The announcement was made Oct. 7 at American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exhibition.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 8, 2019
Business

Luke Bryan, Maddie & Tae Entertain Trucking Execs at Freightliner Dinner

Luke Bryan performs at the Freightliner dinner. Luke Bryan sings at the Freightliner dinner. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Country music superstar Luke Bryan and award-winning duo Maddie & Tae were the surprise entertainment at the 2019 Freightliner Trucks customer appreciation event.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 8, 2019

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