Editorial

Government, Business, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: Let’s Be Careful Out There

A character on the 1980s television police drama “Hill Street Blues” had a great catchphrase: “Let’s Be Careful Out There.” They’re also words that ring true today for those who make their living traveling the highways.

Transport Topics
October 18, 2018
Government, Business, Editorial

Editorial: Making Life Easier on the Road

It’s no secret that finding and retaining good truck drivers is a challenge for fleets, but recent reporting has taught us that there are simple options for improving drivers’ quality of life on the road.

Transport Topics
October 11, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Continuing to Do Business

Keeping trade moving among the United States, Mexico and Canada helps keep the wheels turning for U.S.-based operations.

Transport Topics
October 4, 2018
Government, Business, Editorial

Editorial: Rush for the Holiday Rush

It’s beginning to look a lot like ... shippers are getting nervous. Please forgive the riff on a familiar holiday classic tune, but reports of shippers rushing to get goods to the United States in advance of more tariffs taking effect — and, thus, potentially affecting the pricing for holiday gifts — have been dominating the news.

Transport Topics
September 27, 2018
Editorial

Editorial: Making Connections at IAA

Connectivity was all the rage during this week’s media preview for the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany, with many manufacturers touting the value and capability of the technologies they’re developing and deploying for their customers.

Transport Topics
September 20, 2018
Editorial

Editorial: Truckers Help in Times of Need

Florence is bearing down on the southeastern United States, bringing sustained heavy rains and wind — and the potential for significant damage.

Transport Topics
September 13, 2018
Editorial

Editorial: Take a Minute, Thank a Driver

It’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, the time of year when motor carriers and others connected to trucking make a special effort to recognize the professionals who keep the freight moving. Throughout the week, special events will take place to honor them, and many of those events will feature food. Lots of it. So let’s hope the industry’s drivers have a hearty appetite!

Transport Topics
September 9, 2018
Editorial

Editorial: A Next Step on NAFTA

There’s been a lot of talk, and a good bit of hand-wringing, but last week there was finally a breakthrough on a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement. As of this writing, a deal only existed between the United States and Mexico. But Canada was at the table.

Transport Topics
August 30, 2018
Business, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: Shining the Spotlight on Safety

The job of the truck driver is not an easy one.

Transport Topics
August 23, 2018
Editorial

Editorial: Keeping the Equipment Moving

July orders for new trailers shattered a record that had stood for 24 years. On top of that, sales of Class 8 vehicles during the month topped 20,000, the second-highest total of the year. So while it’s clear there’s going to be a lot of new equipment on the road next year, let’s hope we can find enough drivers to keep all of it moving.

Transport Topics
August 16, 2018

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