2021 MCE

Government, Business, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: It’s Time to Tell Our Stories

Being part of an association is about getting involved, and one of the easiest ways to get involved with a group is to tell your story. I think about that because the story of my journey to becoming chairman of American Trucking Associations isn’t all that different from most of your stories.

Harold Sumerford Jr. | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
November 2, 2021
Special Coverage

2021 MCE

Complete coverage of ATA's Management Conference & Exhibition from the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 23-26, 2021.

November 1, 2021
Business, Technology

ATA Addresses Key Issues at MCE

Chris Spear, Harold Sumerford Jr. Sherri Garner Brumbaugh Spear (from left), Sumerford and Garner Brumbaugh at the closing press conference Oct. 26. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Trucking industry leaders addressed key challenges including a worsening labor shortage and supply chain bottlenecks and looked forward to a long-sought win on infrastructure funding during American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Management Conference & Exhibition.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 28, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Where Trucking Stands on Environmental Sustainability

Glen Kedzie ATA's Glen Kedzie speaks during the session on sustainability. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sustainability in the trucking industry can be viewed from different angles, according to a panel at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 25.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 27, 2021
Business

Harold Sumerford Jr. Tirelessly Advocates for Industry

ATA Chairman Harold Sumerford Jr. Harold Sumerford Jr. stands in front of a portrait of his father, Harold Sr., at J&M Tank Lines' Birmingham, Ala., headquarters. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

For much of Harold Sumerford Jr.’s adult life, he has risen at 4:30 each morning and worked 11 hours a day, six days a week. But it’s never felt like the daily grind for American Trucking Associations' new chairman.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Top 100

Current Driver-Assist Tech Effective, Experts Say

Panel Members From left: Thomas, Mercadante, Oreskovic and Garcia speak on the panel. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Driver-assist technologies that are already widely available on the commercial truck market have demonstrated that they can prevent crashes, save lives and reduce litigation-related costs, a group of industry experts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 27, 2021
Business

Harold Sumerford Jr. Elected ATA’s 77th Chairman

Harold Sumerford Jr. gives his first remarks as ATA chairman Harold Sumerford Jr. gives his first remarks as ATA chairman at the closing banquet for the 2021 Management Conference & Exhibition. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — American Trucking Associations closed out its 2021 Management Conference & Exhibition with a celebratory evening after electing Harold Sumerford Jr. as the federation’s 77th chairman.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 26, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety

ATA Recognizes SmartWay Honorees

Mike Russell Award winners Mike Russell Trucking Image Awards winners by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — American Trucking Associations honored 28 member companies for being recognized with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Excellence Awards.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 26, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Retail Spending Key to Trucking Activity, ATA’s Costello says

Panelists for state of trucking economy at MCE 2021 Market panelists Bob Costello, Cari Baylor, Shameek Konar and Jeff Pape of U.S. Bank. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gross domestic product fell almost 3.4% in 2020, snapped back 5.4% this year and is expected to grow over 4% next year. Yet, GDP isn't what one analyst gauges trucking activity by.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 26, 2021
Business

Video: MCE Day 3 Recap

ATA President Chris Spear's State of the Industry address highlighted Day 3 activity at MCE 2021.

October 26, 2021

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