Editorial

Government, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: Good Places to Start

In the nine years that the American Transportation Research Institute has been producing a list of the worst bottlenecks in the United States, three spots have had the inauspicious honor of landing at the top of the list. These same three are consistently awful, even if from year to year one is worse than the others.

Transport Topics
February 14, 2019
Government, Business, Editorial

Editorial: Make Infrastructure Great Again

We were surprised that President Donald Trump did not focus more on infrastructure during last week’s State of the Union address, particularly since he chose to include some pointed language to describe the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Transport Topics
February 7, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Editorial

Editorial: Trucking Has It Down Cold

A polar vortex can slow a lot of folks down. But you can count on the trucking industry.

Transport Topics
January 31, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: Watching the Slowdowns, Ending the Shutdown

A gangbusters year marked by soaring freight rates and frenzied order and sales activity for equipment ended on a soft note, as December saw reported declines in both truck tonnage and trailer orders. It had to happen eventually, but some may feel cheated that the industry didn’t get to close out this otherwise stellar year on a high note.

Transport Topics
January 24, 2019
Government, Business, Editorial

Editorial: End the Meal-and-Rest-Break Debate

Now that we finally we have some resolution on the issue of whether interstate truck drivers must follow federal or state rules regarding where and when they can take meal and rest breaks, it’s time to stop the legal wrangling and move forward.

January 3, 2019
Government, Business, Editorial

Editorial: Glad Tidings Abound for Trucking

Trucking industry shareholders will remember 2018 fondly. The prospects for next year are pretty bright, too.

Transport Topics
December 20, 2018
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

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