Editorial, Government, Business

The Dark Side of Recovery

Several notices pointing toward recovery in trucking and the economy at large are one pleasant side of the news last week.

April 19, 2010
Editorial, Government

Fair Assessment of Safety

CSA 2010 will become CSA 2011 before all the bricks of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new safety enforcement structure are set in place.

April 12, 2010
Editorial, Business, Autonomous

So Far, So Good

It’s wise not to get too giddy, but it definitely appears things are improving for the economy — and for trucking.

April 5, 2010
Editorial, Business, Autonomous

More Smiles at Mid-America

The Mid-America Trucking Show this year was miles beyond the somber version last year. The exhibition hall in Louisville was humming last week with new products and rising expectations, reflecting the fact that virtually all segments of trucking are showing signs of recovery.

March 29, 2010
Editorial, Business, Government

One UCR Bill Per Customer

Congratulations to the governing board that oversees the Unified Carrier Registration program for casting a vote for fairness and good sense by blocking a plan for states to begin collecting fees before the pricing structure for 2010 is set.

March 22, 2010
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety

Mexico’s New Tariffs

The ongoing refusal of the U.S. government to honor the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement is about to claim some new, and as yet unknown, victims.

March 15, 2010
Editorial, Business

Economic Tide Is Rising

Things are getting better. That was the consensus most analysts have reached after looking at recent weeks’ economic numbers, and it was the nearly unanimous opinion of people attending the Truckload Carriers Association convention last week in Las Vegas.

March 8, 2010
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

CSA 2010 Is Coming

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s new enforcement plan, Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010, seems destined to be a major step forward in how the federal government oversees truck fleets and drivers.

March 1, 2010
Editorial, Business

The Good-News Trickle

The reasonably good news about the direction of the nation’s economy continues to reach our offices every week. And while the recovery is surely not as robust as any of us wants, it is unmistakably occurring.

February 22, 2010
Editorial, Business, Government

Snow, Snow and More Snow

The mid-Atlantic region is the latest area to be reminded of Mother Nature’s capriciousness and unrelenting fury, as a seemingly endless string of major snowstorms has dumped record amounts from Virginia to New Jersey.

February 15, 2010