2020 Year in Review

Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Effect of COVID-19 on Trucking Monopolizes 2020 Top 10 Stories

Truck passing under sign thanking truck drivers on road The pandemic dominated the top 10 stories of 2020. Truckers' efforts in helping the country move forward received a lot of attention as well. (shaunl/Getty Images)

Here are the 10 most-read stories on the Transports Topics website in 2020, based on Google Analytics. Unsurprisingly, COVID-19 dominated the headlines.

December 26, 2020
Business, Equipment

The Year in Charts: Volatility and Resiliency for Trucking

Trailer orders by month chart The Peterbilt 220EV is just one example of trucking's transition to electrification that continued in 2020. (Thomas Judd)

Truck buyers started 2020 in a cautious mood, waiting to see what would happen amid expectations of softening freight demand and overcapacity in the coming year — 2019 had ended as the best Class 8 sales year since 2006. At the same time, the novel coronavirus was drawing closer.

December 21, 2020
Government

2020 Year in Review: Government

Transport Topics government reporters Eugene Mulero, Eleanor Lamb and Eric Miller recap their top three most significant government stories of 2020, part of our Year in Review package. 

December 18, 2020
Business

2020 Year in Review: Business

Transport Topics business team reporters Dan Ronan, Roger Gilroy and Connor Wolf recap their top three most significant business stories of the year, part of our Year in Review package. 

December 18, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Year in Review: COVID-19, Infrastructure, Regulations Dominate 2020

Truckers Drivers stand with ATA President Chris Spear (third from left), Trump and DOT chief Elaine Chao (right) during a celebration of truckers. (Jeremy Kirkpatrick/American Trucking Associations)

The memory of 2020 will be forever linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 18, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Year in Review: Trucking Emerges Strong After Challenging 2020

Pfizer vaccines loaded on truck Boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are loaded onto a truck for shipping at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Portage, Mich., on Dec. 13. (Morry Gash, Pool/AP)

Trucking emerged from one of the most challenging years on record strong and battle-tested, as robust freight demand propelled by soaring demand for consumer goods amid the coronavirus pandemic boosted spot rates and lifted financial results for many publicly traded fleets.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 18, 2020