Year in Preview

Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

2022 Will Feel Familiar for Equipment Sector

Equipment The assembly line at a Freightliner plant. (Daimler Trucks North America via YouTube)

The year ahead promises to be a busy one for the equipment sector, as key trends such as used truck pricing and availability, parts sales, freight rates, truck electrification and new, more robust engine oils intermingle with challenging supply and demand conditions — including rising costs for raw materials — that are affecting orders for new trucks and trailers.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 29, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

More Trucking Acquisitions Ahead for 2022

Acquisitions stockstudioX/Getty Images

The trucking industry experienced a surge in acquisitions during the past year, with more expected to occur in 2022.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 27, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

Truck Driver Shortage Looms Over 2022

Driver John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Trucking is likely to continue to see a shortage of professional drivers with the underlying causes showing no signs of stopping in 2022.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 27, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Trucking Braces for ‘COVID Hangover’ and Ongoing Battles in 2021

Pete Buttigieg Pete Buttigieg is Biden's pick to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool via Associated Press)

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into 2021, the trucking industry will continue to address coronavirus-related challenges while confronting issues that existed long before most people had ever touched a face mask.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 29, 2020