Editorial: A Call to Arms for Trucking

There’s no shortage of issues that will shape the future of trucking.

October 26, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Even a NAFTA Collapse Won’t Keep Companies From Moving to Mexico

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

It wasn’t supposed to be like this, but the folks who help U.S. companies set up production in Mexico say they’re having a solid year.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
October 24, 2017
Business, Technology

MCE Panel Lays Out Trucking’s Triumphs, Challenges

MCE panel discussion on driver shortage, NAFTA, storm response The session panelists speak at MCE 2017. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ORLANDO, Fla. — The North American Free Trade Agreement needs updating, but the process appears frozen in adversarial positions, even as truckload freight has grown 4% over the past five month, panelists here said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 23, 2017

Editorial: NAFTA: There’s No Going Back

One thing was clear after the latest round of talks aimed at renegotiating terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement ended in Washington, D.C., last week. We aren’t very close to a new deal on NAFTA.

October 19, 2017
Government, Business

As NAFTA Talks Stall, Trade Concerns Grow

NAFTA negotiators at a press conference Villarreal (left) speaks while Freeland (center) listens during a press conference on NAFTA negotiations. (David Kawai/Bloomberg News)

Talks aimed at renegotiating terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement appear to be stalled over demands from the United States that would, among other things, require a higher percentage of car parts to be sourced in the U.S.

October 19, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

How Trump Getting His Way on NAFTA Would Reshape the Auto Sector

A robot moves a Ford Motor Co. F150 truck on the production line at the company's Dearborn Truck Assembly facility in Dearborn, Mich. Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

Mexico, Canada and the U.S. are at loggerheads after the latest round of NAFTA negotiations, with America’s neighbors rejecting hard-line proposals by the Trump administration that risk throwing automotive trade on the continent into disarray.

David Welch and Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

NAFTA Deadlock Dashes Hopes for a Quick Deal

Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Mexico's secretary of economy, from left, Chrystia Freeland, Canada's minister of foreign affairs, and Bob Lighthizer, U.S. trade representative, arrive for a meeting during third round negotiations of NAFTA. David Kawai/Bloomberg News

NAFTA talks are switching gears and slowing down as key obstacles emerge, with Canada and Mexico rejecting what they see as hard-line U.S. proposals and negotiators exchanging their strongest public barbs yet.

October 18, 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
Government, Business, Logistics

Mexico and Canada Reject US NAFTA Demands

Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, left, and Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico's president, pose for a photograph during a news conference at the the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City, Mexico, on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Brett Gundlock/Bloomberg News

The ministers leading NAFTA negotiations ended the latest round of high-level talks saying they’re extending discussions into the first quarter of 2018 to resolve differences after Canada and Mexico rejected what they see as hardline U.S. proposals.

October 17, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Commercial Processing at Tornillo US-Mexico Port of Entry Suspended for ‘Lack of Demand’

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker walk across the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry and International Bridge Feb. 4, 2016. Photo by Jetta Disco, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

In the years leading up to the construction of an about $133 million port of entry in Tornillo, Texas, county leaders talked about the need for a bridge that would alleviate commercial traffic at other border crossings in El Paso.

Aileen B. Flores | El Paso (Texas) Times
October 17, 2017