Editorial: Looking Back, Moving Ahead

So, how was your year?

December 14, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

2017: A Year Spent Looking Ahead

2017 was a year of anticipation for the freight transportation industry, leading up to the long-awaited Dec. 18 mandate for broad adoption of electronic logging devices to track hours of service.

December 14, 2017

Year of the ELD: A Timeline

Teletrac's Navman Teletrac Inc.

The Dec. 18 phase-in of the mandate for electronic logging devices might be THE story in trucking of 2017 — and the mandate's effect will live into 2018 and well beyond.

December 13, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ELD Update: FMCSA Softens Violators' Safety Profile Impact

FMCSA's Cathy Gautreaux

To ease the trucking industry’s transition to the federal electronic logging device mandate, citations issued between Dec. 18 and April 1 for failure to comply with the new law will not be posted to motor carriers’ safety profiles. But carriers still could be fined, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials said Nov. 20.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Ryder Launches ELD Platform for Commercial Rental Customers

Ryder ELD platform Business Wire

Ryder System has teamed with Geotab to launch the Ryder electronic logging device platform for commercial rental customers in North America.

November 2, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Trump’s Nominee to Lead FMCSA Backs ELD Mandate

FMCSA nominee Ray Martinez Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The White House’s nominee to become the country’s top trucking regulator said he would review potential hardships an upcoming mandate on electronic logging devices could have on smaller carriers, while at the same time ensuring the agency he would oversee would carry out the rule.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 31, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Industry Prepares for Transition to ELDs

Ward, Mooney and DeLorenzo Left to right: Ward, Mooney and DeLorenzo by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — The long-awaited federal mandate of electronic logging devices is now less than two months away, but much work remains to bring the industry into compliance with the regulation.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 21, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Pedigree Unveils Plug-and-Play ELD, Cab-Mate One

Pedigree's Wade Wilson Wilson by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — As a segment of the industry continues to rush to comply with an upcoming mandate on electronic logging devices, Pedigree Technologies unveiled a new plug-and-play unit designed to meet market demands.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 21, 2017

Opinion: Opportunities Abound After Momentous Year

Just over a year ago, I delivered my first State of the Industry address at American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas — four months after taking over as president and CEO of ATA. Then as now, I am honored to lead this prestigious organization.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
October 18, 2017

Editorial: Our Industry, Front and Center

If you have a copy of the Oct. 16 extra-large issue of Transport Topics, there’s a decent chance you’re attending American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando since that is the special edition that is distributed at the event. Either that, or you’re a regular subscriber. In either case, we’re grateful for your interest in being up-to-date on what’s going on in the trucking industry. And there’s a lot going on.

October 12, 2017