2020 MCE

Special Coverage

2020 MCE

Complete coverage of American Trucking Associations' 2020 Management Conference & Exhibition, held virtually Oct. 19-23 and 26-28, 2020.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
November 3, 2020
Business, Logistics

ATA’s New Chairman Sherri Garner Brumbaugh: An Inspiring Leader for Women

Sherri Garner Brumbaugh Sherri Garner Brumbaugh by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

On Oct. 28, Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, president of Ohio-based truckload carrier Garner Trucking Inc., was installed as the 76th chairman of American Trucking Associations during its 2020 Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 2, 2020
Government, Business, Perspective

Perspective: Recognizing Trucking’s Character

From Sherri Garner Brumbaugh: It’s been said adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it. Having worked in trucking for more than three decades, I can safely say 2020 has been a year unlike any other for our industry. We’ve navigated countless obstacles and unforeseen twists and turns over this difficult stretch.

Sherri Garner Brumbaugh | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
November 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Digital Wave Sweeps Over Tire Management

Tires Brian Cunningham speaks to the panel. (Transport Topics)

Launching a digital tire management program in your fleet based on real-time information and predictive maintenance analytics is a good idea now because, for one thing, your competitors are likely to have one already and are benefiting from the results.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 29, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Fleets Need to Navigate Changing NOx Standards

Dave Williams Dave Williams by Transport Topics

Industry experts noted the speed of emissions regulation changes during the session titled “EPA vs. CARB Regulations: What does this Mean for a Fleet in 2022 and Beyond” during American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Trucking Representatives Talk Silver Linings, Lingering Problems Amid Pandemic

Garner Brumbaugh Sherri Garner Brumbaugh (Transport Topics)

Although the coronavirus pandemic has presented numerous challenges, it has also allowed transportation companies to find ways to improve, especially in terms of communication, according to trucking industry representatives.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2020
Business, Top 100

Heroes Among Heroes: Three Truckers Honored for Selflessness During Pandemic

Reggie Barrows, Charlton Paul Jr. and Rich Miller

Three members of the trucking industry who demonstrated courage and selflessness during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic were honored by Transport Topics during American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition. See the video.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 27, 2020

ATA Welcomes New Leadership Training Class

ATA President Chris Spear ATA President Chris Spear speaks during a 2020 MCE session. “The LEAD ATA program is an important part of making sure that our industry and our association will remain in good hands well into the future,” he said. (Transport Topics)

As the country continues to praise the trucking industry’s contributions during the pandemic, American Trucking Associations announced the new members of its executive training class.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 27, 2020
Business, Safety

ATRI Top 10 Report Finds Driver Shortage Top Issue for Fourth Year in a Row

ATRI driver shortage Transport Topics

For the fourth year in a row, the trucking industry’s persistent driver shortage ranked No. 1 on the annual Top Industry Issues list from the American Transportation Research Institute.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
October 27, 2020

Fleets Make Strides Toward Diversifying Workforce, Panelists Say

Diversity panel James Reed (from left), Cari Baylor, John Esparza, Alphonso Lewis and John Stomps. (Transport Topics)

Identifying diversity and helping it grow throughout the trucking industry was the main focus in an Oct. 26 virtual panel discussion during American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
October 27, 2020