2020 MCE

Government, Business

Public Views Trucking Industry Favorably in Pandemic Era, Newhouse Says

Neil Newhouse Pollster Neil Newhouse said 35% of people have a very favorable impression of the trucking industry. (Transport Topics)

The jobs performed by the country’s truckers helped to ensure the viability of an economy hit hard by the pandemic, according to recent research.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 26, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Industry Representatives Honored With Trucking Awards

J&M Tank Lines J&M Tank Lines was recognized by ATA for its work promoting the industry on social media and in the community, working to improve drivers’ morale while providing important health and safety information during the pandemic. (Transport Topics)

J&M Tank Lines, the Nebraska Trucking Association and professional driver Rhonda Hartman of Old Dominion Freight Lines have been named as recipients of the 2020 American Trucking Associations’ Mike Russell Trucking Image Awards.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 26, 2020
Government

ATA's Spear Pays Homage to Truckers' Heroism During Annual MCE Showcase

Chris Spear ATA President Chris Spear cited the diligence of truck drivers during the pandemic as part of his address for the Management Conference & Exhibition. (Transport Topics)

American Trucking Associations' signature showcase may be a virtual event this year, but there is no shortage of information flowing from the Management Conference & Exhibition. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 26, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

ATA’s Chris Spear Commends Truckers, Discusses Pressing Issues During Virtual Address

Chris Spear "Throughout this pandemic, trucking has done what it does best: care,” said American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear. (Transport Topics)

American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear praised the industry’s ability to rise to the occasion at the virtual Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 26, 2020
Business, Technology

Trucking’s Digital Transformation Is Unlocking Next Level of Efficiency

Jack Kennedy Jack Kennedy by Transport Topics

The digital transformation of the commercial transportation industry is setting the stage for further innovation that promises to unlock new levels of freight efficiency, technology executives said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 26, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Endures Busy, Challenging Year, Agency’s Top Official Says

FMCSA Deputy Administrator Wiley Deck Despite the challenge of COVID-19 in 2020, FMCSA Deputy Administrator Wiley Deck said the agency has made progress moving along a number of significant programs and rulemakings. (Transport Topics)

It’s been a busy but productive year for FMCSA officials, Deputy Administrator Wiley Deck said Oct. 23 during American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Driver Coaching Takes Personal Touch, Positivity, Panelists Say

Lisa Gonnerman, vice president of safety and security at Transport America Lisa Gonnerman, vice president of safety and security at Transport America, said it is important for companies to find out what type of coaching a particular driver relates to. (Transport Topics)

Coaching programs should be geared to the drivers who are receiving training, according to panelists at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2020
Business, Safety

Confronting COVID-19 in Workplace a Tall Task for Fleets

katharine weber Katharine Weber by Transport Topics

It takes a robust yet flexible plan from trucking companies to effectively build processes and procedures to curb the risks and spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
October 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Early Adopters of Electric Trucks Say Planning, Partnerships Are Crucial

Paul Rosa Paul Rosa by Transport Topics

Truck makers are beginning to introduce battery-electric models, but successfully deploying this new breed of commercial vehicle requires fleets to manage a bevy of new considerations, including installation of charging equipment, coordination with utility companies and exploring government incentives.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Integrated, Connected Technology Gaining Speed

Sopariwala Chintan Sopariwala of Navistar (Transport Topics)

The data underpinning equipment and freight deliveries carries many benefits for fleets willing to integrate factory-installed telematics, service communications and fleet management solutions into a useful stream of data, experts said Oct. 22 during American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 22, 2020

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