2019 MCE

Government, Business, Safety

Trucking Grapples With Impact of Legalized Marijuana

Harold Sumerford, Greer Woodruff, Dr. Todd Simo, and Paul Enos J&M Tank Lines' Harold Sumerford (from left), J.B. Hunt's Greer Woodruff, HireRight's Todd Simo and Nevada Trucking Association's Paul Enos. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — The trucking industry needs to get out in front of the challenges it faces with the growing legalization of marijuana, according to the co-chairman of an American Trucking Associations working group studying the impact of controlled substances.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 7, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

EPA Honors 30 ATA Members for SmartWay Excellence

Sarah Dunham, EPA’s director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality Cheryl Bynum, EPA's National Program Manager, congratulates SmartWay award recipients at MCE. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Thirty American Trucking Associations members received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Excellence Award at the federation’s Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 7.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Mack Introduces Extended Chassis Fairing, Integrated ELD Option

Jonathan Randall, Mack’s senior vice president of North American sales and marketing Jonathan Randall is Mack’s senior vice president of North American sales and marketing. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Mack Trucks has introduced an extended chassis fairing option for its Mack Anthem models to enhance fuel economy through improved aerodynamics.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 7, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Industry Representatives Honored With Trucking Awards

Chris Spear and Chris Maxwell Chris Spear (left) and Chris Maxwell by John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Rhode Island Trucking Association President Chris Maxwell received the President’s Trucking Association Executives Council Leadership Award at American Trucking Associations’ annual industry gathering Oct. 7.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 7, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Mike Ducker Presented 2019 Trucking Cares Foundation Award

Chris Spear, Phil Byrd, Mike Ducker, Rusty Duckworth Chris Spear (from left), Phil Byrd, Mike Ducker and Rusty Duckworth by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

SAN DIEGO — Former FedEx Freight CEO Mike Ducker was presented the 2019 Trucking Cares Foundation Premiere Achievement Award at American Trucking Associations’ 2019 Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 7.

October 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

SkyBitz, Omnitracs Form Fleet Telematics Partnership

SAN DIEGO — Trailer-tracking provider SkyBitz and in-cab technology supplier Omnitracs have formed a partnership to offer expanded fleet management services to joint customers, the companies announced Oct. 7.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 7, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Spear Assesses State of the Industry

ATA President Chris Spear delivered his state of the industry address to MCE 2019 attendees Oct. 7, announcing the creation of a marijuana policy committee among other areas of focus for the next year. Eleanor Lamb recaps the address. 

October 7, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Creation of Marijuana Policy Committee Among ATA’s Priorities

ATA President Chris Spear delivers his state of the industry address at MCE 2019 ATA President Chris Spear delivers his state of the industry address at MCE 2019. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear announced a new Controlled Substances, Health and Wellness Subcommittee at the federation’s annual Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 7.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo Partners With Geotab to Offer Integrated ELD

Volvo, Geotab partner on ELD technology. Peter Voorhoeve speaks to press. (Marissa Gamache/Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Volvo Trucks highlighted its investments in connected vehicle technology and introduced a fully integrated electronic logging device for its trucks through a partnership with telematics firm Geotab.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

Drowsy Driving on the Decline, but Speeding, Cellphone Use Rising, Lytx Data Shows

Kyle Warlick Kyle Warlick by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

SAN DIEGO — Drowsy driving and instances of falling asleep behind the wheel are on the decline, but speeding and cellphone use among truck drivers has increased, according to customer data unveiled by video telematics provider Lytx.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
October 7, 2019

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