Editorial, Business

Editorial: The Future Is Here at MCE

It’s always fun and interesting to talk about the future. Imagining what it may look like and how it will shape our work and our lives.

October 10, 2016
Editorial, Business

Editorial: Welcome to MCE

For those readers perusing this in Las Vegas at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition, we urge you to make the most of the opportunity before you this week.

October 3, 2016
Editorial, Business, Autonomous

Editorial: Fascinating Future, Difficult Present

In putting this issue together, we didn’t know whether to oooh and ahhh like children watching a Harry Potter movie or reach for antacids like baby boomers with heartburn. Engineers are weaving computer capability into vehicles in a way that seems like wizardry coming soon, while this year’s freight market continues to offer disappointment with no signs of yielding.

September 26, 2016
Editorial, Business, Autonomous

Editorial: Recognizing People Behind the Wheel

To readers of Transport Topics, the plight of the industry’s truck drivers is well-known. It requires a unique commitment to be away from home and travel over congested highways while complying with more and more regulatory demands.

September 19, 2016
Editorial, Business, Autonomous

Editorial: Future Trucks Today

No quiet end to summer this year. Original equipment manufacturer executives have not been lounging poolside.

September 12, 2016
Editorial, Business, Safety, Government

Editorial: A Welcome Proposal

After 10 years of deliberation, two agencies of the Department of Transportation have finally published a proposal that would limit the maximum speed of the largest commercial vehicles to a rate yet to be determined.

September 5, 2016
Editorial, Business

Editorial: CDL or Bust

For the last week, our collective eyes here at Transport Topics have been fixated on a school outside Louisville, Kentucky.

August 29, 2016
Editorial, Business, Government, Fuel

Editorial: Phase 2 Taking Hold

Updating the adage that the pen is mightier than the sword, we note that a PDF available online will come to shape truck and trailer manufacturing through the late 2020s, namely, the final version of Phase 2 of the federal greenhouse-gas rule.

August 22, 2016
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Editorial: One Champion, But Many Winners

By the time you read this, a new grand champion will have been crowned at the National Truck Driving Championships in Indianapolis.

August 15, 2016
Editorial, Business, Government, Autonomous

Editorial: Trade for America and Trucking

We are usually big fans of bipartisan cooperation. Democrats and Republicans should proclaim their ideals and preferences with clarity — especially during election campaigns — but after citizens vote there comes a time to get to work and start solving problems.

August 8, 2016