2019 MCE

Business

ATA Honors 12 Federation Executives for Service to Industry

ATA Service Award Honorees at 2019 MCE The 12 state trucking association and conference executives represent a combined 165 years of industry experience. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — American Trucking Associations honored 12 state trucking and conference executives — representing a combined 165 years of experience — for their notable service to the industry at ATA’s annual Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 7. “Our association is strong because of the hard work of leaders like these,” incoming ATA Chairman Randy Guillot, president of Triple G Express Inc., said in a statement. “These men and women do remarkable work on behalf of ATA and the entire trucking industry, and it is our privilege to recognize them here at MCE.” ATA said the 12 executives represent a combined 165 years of experience.

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

Perspective: Harnessing the Power of Trucking

ATA President Chris Spear: Throughout our lives, we rely on a multitude of goods and services to prosper as individuals and as a nation. But no industry is more central to that story than trucking.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
October 7, 2019
Business, Logistics

ATRI: Driver Shortage Tops Trucking Concern List for Third Straight Year

ATRI panel at MCE 2019 ATRI CEO Rebecca Brewster (from left), USA Truck CEO James Reed, Covenant Transport driver Gary Helms and ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello discuss the top issues facing the industry as determined by ATRI's survey. (Marissa Gamache/Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — For the third year in a row, the driver shortage is the top-ranked issue for trucking fleets, as they struggle to recruit and retain qualified drivers, according to the American Transportation Research Institute.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2019
Business

Members of the New Lead ATA Class Announced

Incoming members of the 2019-2020 Lead ATA class Incoming members of the 2019-2020 Lead ATA class by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

SAN DIEGO — American Trucking Associations has announced the members of its seventh Lead ATA class.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ATRI's Top 10 Industry Issues

Transport Topics reporter Jim Stinson recaps the MCE 2019 session in which panelists discussed the 2019 release of American Transportation Research Institute's Top Industry Issues report. 

October 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

Trucking Industry Has Become a Top Target of Ransomware Attacks

Cybersecurity panel at 2019 MCE Panelists (from left) Harold Sumerford Jr. of J&M Tank Lines, Sharon Reynolds of Omnitracs and Joseph Saunders of RunSafe Security discuss measures to counter the threat of ransomware attacks against motor carriers. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Transportation is now one of the most cyberattacked industries in the United States, which puts trucking in the crosshairs of hackers, a panel of cybersecurity experts said during American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 6.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 6, 2019
Business, Logistics

Shippers' Advice to Truckers

Transport Topics Associate News Editor Dan Ronan recaps the MCE 2019 session in which shippers offered their perspective on critical issues to the trucking industry. 

October 6, 2019
Business, Logistics

Detention Times Threaten Supply Chain Efficiency, Panelists Say

Supply Chain panel at 2019 MCE YRC Worldwide CEO Darren Hawkins listens as (from left) Jess Baumhoff of Wayfair, Yone Dewberry of Land O'Lakes and Bob Welsh of Walmart Transportation discuss the effects of detention times. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Three supply chain executives said the industry must make big improvements in how it manages detention time. The remarks were made during an Oct. 6 session of American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Training Key for Smooth Transition From AOBRDs to ELDs

ELD panel at 2019 MCE Panel moderator Daniel Horvath of ATA listens as (from left) Bill Goins of Old Dominion Freight Line, Jim Mullen of FMCSA and Lisa Gonnerman of Transport America discuss the transition to ELDs. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — As the trucking industry completes its transition from automatic onboard recording devices to federally mandated electronic logging devices, motor carriers should not underestimate the amount of planning and training needed to ensure a smooth rollout, industry experts said at American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 6.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 6, 2019
Business, Technology

Gamification Helps Attract Young Technicians

Kenneth Calhoun Kenneth Calhoun by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

SAN DIEGO — Gamification can increase interest and participation in augmented- and virtual reality-based training materials that can be used to attract young people to careers as trucking technicians, according to technical experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2019

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