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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

September 27, 2018

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.

September 20, 2018