Fleets

Perspective, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Opinion: Significant Accomplishments; More to Be Done

A year ago, I stood before you in Philadelphia and accepted the title of chairman of American Trucking Associations. It has been a tremendous honor to be your chairman at such a critical time for our industry.

September 26, 2016
Editorial, Business, Autonomous

Editorial: Fascinating Future, Difficult Present

In putting this issue together, we didn’t know whether to oooh and ahhh like children watching a Harry Potter movie or reach for antacids like baby boomers with heartburn. Engineers are weaving computer capability into vehicles in a way that seems like wizardry coming soon, while this year’s freight market continues to offer disappointment with no signs of yielding.

September 26, 2016
Business, Government

Trucking Airs Concerns to House Panel; HOS Restart, Highway Funding Top List

House Transportation Committee

Truckers and other transportation stakeholders last week voiced a variety of regulatory, infrastructure and funding concerns to the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 26, 2016
Government, Business

Roundtable Participants Voice a Variety of Concerns to House Panel

House Transportation Committee

Truckers and other transportation stakeholders last week voiced a variety of regulatory, infrastructure and funding concerns to the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 22, 2016
Perspective, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Opinion: It’s Always Time to Appreciate Our Truck Drivers

One thing we’ll start to hear more about in the coming months is the next administration’s first 100 days in the Oval Office. It’s an opportunity to articulate a vision and begin executing new goals. As ATA’s new president and CEO, I’m nearing the end of my first hundred days in office and it has been an exciting time for me and our leadership team. There have been meetings to take and calls to make and all that goes into starting a new job, but we’ve hit the ground running to start securing victories for the trucking industry.

September 12, 2016
Editorial, Business, Autonomous

Editorial: Future Trucks Today

No quiet end to summer this year. Original equipment manufacturer executives have not been lounging poolside.

September 12, 2016
Business, Safety, Government, Fuel, Technology, Autonomous

DTNA’s Daum Cautious on Speed Limiters, Autonomous Expectations

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The growing importance of fleets being able to regulate the speed of individual trucks through remote, over-the-air engine updates should be taken into account as the federal government considers a mandate requiring heavy-duty vehicles to utilize speed limiters, the president of Daimler Trucks North America said.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
September 6, 2016
Business

Fleets Play Large Role in Development, Launch of New Freightliner Cascadia

Neil Abt/Transport Topics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The first viewing of the new Freightliner Cascadia was not one eye-catching showpiece, but instead featured a dozen trucks — one from each of 12 of its largest customers.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
September 6, 2016
Perspective, Business, Government, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Opinion: Jake Brakes Keep Drivers Safe on Steep Roads

You can’t work in the trucking industry for long without realizing the interconnectedness of the trucking world — goods with communities, roads with ports, airports and railways, regulations across international and provincial borders and municipal boundaries, you name it. Another connection may not be immediately apparent: Canada’s National Trucking Week and “Jake” brakes.

September 5, 2016
Editorial, Business, Safety, Government

Editorial: A Welcome Proposal

After 10 years of deliberation, two agencies of the Department of Transportation have finally published a proposal that would limit the maximum speed of the largest commercial vehicles to a rate yet to be determined.

September 5, 2016

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