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MCE 2018 to Focus on Cooperation, Trucking Industry Promotion

MCE 2018 Spear speaks during MCE 2017. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

When trucking officials gather at the annual American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in Austin, Texas, Oct. 27-30, the major theme they will hear is how the industry can work together nationally and locally to promote trucking.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 10, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

NTDC Grand Champion Roland Bolduc to Be Honored at MCE

Roland Bolduc John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The top driver at this year’s National Truck Driving Championships will be honored at the Management Conference & Exhibition hosted by American Trucking Associations in October.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2017
Business, Technology

Carriers Must Leverage Technology, Data to Improve Profitability, Supplier Execs Say

Joseph Terry/TT

LAS VEGAS — More trucking companies will become efficient and profitable if they embrace new technology and “big data” analysis of industry trends, two technology executives told an audience here Oct. 4 at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2016
Business

ATA Plots Future Course

John Sommers II for TT

LAS VEGAS — The more than 2,500 attendees of this year’s Management Conference & Exhibition arrived here with the expectation of gaining insight on how American Trucking Associations’ new leadership team will set the industry’s course.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
October 10, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Kevin Burch Elected ATA Chairman as New Slate of Officers Announced

Pat Thomas (left), Kevin Burch by John Sommers II for TT

LAS VEGAS — American Trucking Associations' board of directors has elected Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc. of Dayton, Ohio, as the federation’s 72nd chairman.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2016
Special Coverage, Government, Business

Spear Assails Speed-Limiter Proposal as 'Flawed'

Spear by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LAS VEGAS — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear sharply criticized a proposed federal speed-limiter rule for new heavy trucks as “flawed” largely because it would create differential speeds on the nation’s highways.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2016
Special Coverage, Business, Technology

Panelists Say Driverless Trucks Decades Away; Platooning Pairs Coming in 2017

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LAS VEGAS — While driverless, heavy-duty trucks are being considered by accomplished people in technology development, that vision is decades away from reality. But what is coming soon are two-truck platoons, panelists here said.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
October 6, 2016
Special Coverage, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

ELD Mandate Soars to No. 1 on ATRI's Top 10 List of Critical Issues

Brewster, Leathers by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

LAS VEGAS — The American Transportation Research Institute released its annual top 10 list of critical issues affecting the trucking industry on Oct. 3 at the Management Conference & Exhibition. It also announced a new app with the National Association of Truck Stop Owners to address one of those issues: parking.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Spear: Industry Is Strong, But Unity Is Imperative

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LAS VEGAS — In his first state of the industry address to American Trucking Associations membership, ATA President Chris Spear said trucking’s state is strong, but its future is uncertain without leadership, unity and "an aggressive pursuit of results."

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2016
Special Coverage, Government, Business

Bill Graves Saluted at Opening Night Reception

Darling, Graves by John Sommers II for TT

LAS VEGAS — Several hundred truckers, friends and fellow American Trucking Associations employees gave former ATA President Bill Graves a rousing send-off at a trendy nightclub here Oct. 1 that marked the official opening of this year's Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2016

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