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Editorial: TMC Theme Was New Tech, Skilled Professionals Are Propelling Trucking Forward

While new technology is driving trucking forward, the industry still needs the expertise of service professionals to keep tomorrow’s equipment running smoothly.

March 2, 2020
Business, Editorial, Top 100

2019 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

The strongest economy in decades drove big gains in 2018 for most, but not all, of the largest freight carriers in North America. Check out our 2019 Top 100 For-Hire Carrier rankings.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
June 24, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Dealmakers Strike a Big Deal

The $2 trillion infrastructure agreement President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats reached last week has been a long time coming, and we’re thrilled to see it. Voices on both sides of the aisle have maintained that infrastructure is a bipartisan issue. Seeing the top leaders from both parties agree on such a massive legislative effort indicated that those statements were more than just talk.

May 1, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Old Man Winter Can’t Stop Freight

With quarterly earnings underway, we’re getting a look at how the industry fared during the first three months of 2019, a year which some have predicted could mark the beginning of a cooldown from last year’s red-hot freight market. Turns out the start of this year for freight haulers wasn’t marked so much by a cooldown as it was cold and snowy weather.

April 25, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Earth Day Salute to Cleaner Trucks

The launch of the Nikola Two tractor just days ahead of Earth Day — April 22 — was a fitting and, perhaps, deliberate gesture by the company to spotlight the trucking industry’s progress in improving its level of environmental responsibility.

April 17, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: Keeping Up With the ‘Hands’ of Time

The notion of being a “hands-on” worker still carries weight in professional circles. Increasingly, though, some of the things that once were decidedly “hands-on” are becoming much more “hands-off” thanks to the march of technological innovation.

April 11, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: Starting the Clock on HOS Reform

The Department of Transportation has taken an important first step in potential reform of the hours-of-service rules that regulate how much time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel, and we’re glad to see it.

April 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Editorial

Editorial: Joining Forces for the Future

Journalists love it when big news breaks. As last week drew to a close, two significant deals involving major players in the commercial truck industry made headlines and landed on the front page of the April 1 issue of Transport Topics.

March 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: Mining Data to Cover More Miles

The importance of mining repair data for information that can help improve the performance of motor carriers’ equipment was a continuous message during presentations at the annual meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations recently from companies across the spectrum of industry suppliers. They either introduced or updated products designed to wring more efficiencies out of freight operations.

March 21, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: House Hearings Spark Optimism

All of a sudden, it looks like lawmakers might be making good on the long-standing promise to get moving on what most agree is an issue with bipartisan support — yes, infrastructure funding.

March 7, 2019