Editorial, Business, Government

A Cautiously Rising Outlook

Yes, it’s still impossible to pay your bills with “cautious optimism.” But that state of mind is a lot better than what we were hearing just a few months ago when we asked any gathering of truckers about the outlook for their businesses.

November 23, 2009
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety

FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro

Welcome aboard Anne Ferro as the fourth-ever administrator of trucking’s chief U.S. regulator, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

November 16, 2009
Editorial, Business, Logistics

Logistics Scorecard

Consistent with the notion that every cloud has a silver lining, achievers in the logistics business are finding opportunities in difficult times.

November 9, 2009
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety

Abandoning the HOS Solution

For the past three years under federal hours-of-service regulations, fatal crashes involving heavy trucks have declined, last year reaching the lowest level since the U.S. Department of Transportation began keeping the records.

November 2, 2009
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety

Forging a Port Compromise

The settlement that American Trucking Associations negotiated with the Port of Long Beach last week is the kind of compromise that is so difficult to accomplish: Both sides got most of what they wanted.

October 26, 2009
Editorial, Business, Fuel, Government

Fuel and the Rebounding Economy

There was further evidence last week of the growing link between fuel prices and Wall Street, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 10,000 for the first time in a year, and the price of crude oil exceeded $75 a barrel for the first time since September 2008.

October 19, 2009
Editorial, Business, Safety

The Tough Keep Going

“That which does not kill you makes you stronger.” That would have been an appropriate theme for the 2009 American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

October 12, 2009
Editorial, Business, Safety, Government

Getting It Right

Twice in recent days, the New York Times has uncharacteristically turned its attention to the trucking industry, and twice it has tried to give trucking a black eye, strongly implying that the industry is unsafe and has little interest in getting safer.

October 5, 2009
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Combating Distracted Driving

The Department of Transportation will host a two-day summit this week on problems surrounding distracted driving and solutions to combat what has become a national epidemic.

September 28, 2009
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety

You Need to Attend MCE

If you’re in the trucking business, you need to be at American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas on Oct. 4.

September 21, 2009