Perspective, Business, Safety

Well-Documented Safety Programs Help Fleets

Documenting what you have done is a regular part of the trucking industry. At least it should be.

August 22, 2016
Editorial, Business, Government, Fuel

Editorial: Phase 2 Taking Hold

Updating the adage that the pen is mightier than the sword, we note that a PDF available online will come to shape truck and trailer manufacturing through the late 2020s, namely, the final version of Phase 2 of the federal greenhouse-gas rule.

August 22, 2016

Wal-Mart’s White Captures National Truck Driving Championship

White by John Sommers II for TT

INDIANAPOLIS — At a practice session about a week before veteran Wal-Mart Transportation driver Charles “Mike” White hopped into a 3-axle truck to negotiate the nerve-wracking National Truck Driving Championships “skills” course, fellow company driver and last year’s grand champ Ronald Emenheiser Sr. made a prediction.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 22, 2016

Mobile Apps, Reserved Spaces Help Drivers Locate Available Parking

Petro Stopping Centers

Industry organizations, major truck stop chains, government officials and a Silicon Valley startup are all attempting to help truck drivers with one of their most pressing challenges today — finding a place to park.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
August 22, 2016
Perspective, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Opinion: First TMC Meeting Proved Unforgettable

As officers of American Trucking Associations, we are tasked with guiding the professional management of ATA and representing ATA at our federation partners’ meetings and industry events. In recent years, we also have assigned an officer as steward of ATA’s most prominent and important programs. For example, First Vice Chairman Kevin Burch has overseen our industry image movement, Trucking Moves America Forward, while Second Vice Chairman Dave Manning is our officer contact for LEAD ATA, our emerging leaders program. As part of this effort, I have the honor to be the officer serving as liaison to the ATA Technology & Maintenance Council, or TMC.

August 15, 2016
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Editorial: One Champion, But Many Winners

By the time you read this, a new grand champion will have been crowned at the National Truck Driving Championships in Indianapolis.

August 15, 2016
Business, Equipment

In Typical Roadside Tire Emergencies, It’s Often Tire Makers to the Rescue

Michelin Americas Truck Tires

Roadside tire emergencies typically strike without warning, despite the best-laid preventive maintenance programs of fleet and maintenance managers.

Evan Lockridge | Special to Transport Topics
August 15, 2016
Business, Fuel

Diesel Falls 3.2¢ to $2.316; Gasoline Dips 0.9¢ to $2.15

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The U.S. average retail price of diesel fell 3.2 cents to $2.316, according to the Department of Energy, while oil prices continued to hover below $50 a barrel.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 15, 2016

ATA Wins N.Y. Truck Toll Diversion Case


It is unconstitutional for the New York State Thruway Authority to use millions of dollars in toll revenue paid by commercial truckers to maintain the state’s canal system, a federal judge ruled Aug. 10.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 15, 2016
Business, Logistics

Intermodal Shipments Fall 6.1% in 2Q

Eric Pancer/Wikicommons

Intermodal freight shipments fell 6.1% in the second quarter from a year earlier, ending a string of 25 consecutive quarterly increases, hurt by fewer international and trailer shipments, the Intermodal Association of North America reported.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
August 15, 2016