Government, Business, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: Funding Plan Starts With Open Dialogue

In the news business, if journalists believe a story has some long-term relevance, we say the story “has legs.” The term is meant to suggest that a topic could carry forward for a while, or that an article could be published at a later date, since the content has lesser risk of growing stale.

Transport Topics
December 13, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Editorial

Editorial: Catching Up With the Pace of Change

The trucking industry has been through quite a period of transformation during the past 12 months. Perhaps it’s time to take a breather — and take stock of where we are. As 2018 draws to a close, things aren’t as hectic as they were one year ago, but change still persists.

Transport Topics
December 6, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, Editorial

Editorial: Trouble on the Homefront for GM

The Nov. 26 announcement from General Motors Co. that it plans to shut down five factories and lay off thousands of workers sent shock waves through the government and business communities, and with good reason.

Transport Topics
November 29, 2018
Business, Editorial

Editorial: Giving Thanks — And Giving Aid

The holiday season has officially arrived. But it’s important to remember the tragedy involving wildfires in California. The trucking industry, as always, is answering the call in times of need.

Transport Topics
November 20, 2018

Editorial: Cleaning the Air While Easing the Rules

The notion that federal regulators could in one proposal move to strengthen clean-air standards while deregulating certain engine-related rules might seem counterintuitive, but it’s precisely what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set out to do.

Transport Topics
November 15, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: Infrastructure: Let’s Make A Deal

With the midterm elections settled, now is an excellent time to begin working on legislation to fund the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

Transport Topics
November 8, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous, Editorial

Editorial: Joining Forces to Move Forward

The themes of partnership, outreach and unity were present throughout speeches and presentations at this year’s American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition. Cooperation between ATA and the federal government was a central tenet.

Transport Topics
October 30, 2018
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