Government, Business, Editorial

Editorial: Taking Flight for Trucking

Truck manufacturers worked wonders for our staff’s air miles rewards programs last week, hosting three concurrent events to showcase three very different variants of commercial trucks.

February 8, 2018
Government, Business, Editorial

Editorial: Time for a Deal on Infrastructure

In his first State of the Union address last week, President Donald Trump highlighted several major issues that are near and dear to the trucking industry, starting with the nation’s pressing need to rebuild its crumbling roads and bridges. Now is the moment for our nation’s leaders to turn the talk into action and find a way to close the deal.

February 1, 2018
Government, Business, Editorial

Editorial: A Moment to Come Together

As the old saying goes, there is strength in numbers. And some of what leaders on Capitol Hill are saying suggests now is a good time for various factions across the trucking industry to come together toward common goals.

January 28, 2018
Government, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Don’t Fear the Fuel Tax

Politicians have long been loathe to increase the federal tax on diesel and gasoline. Georgia is one example why they shouldn't worry.

January 18, 2018

Editorial: Trucking at TRB’s Forefront

Hours of highly detailed discussion at this month’s Transportation Research Board annual meeting focused on some of the most daunting long-range challenges facing the transportation industry. But one issue near and dear to the hearts of Transport Topics readers — hauling cargo — was at the forefront, be it along electrified highway corridors or across the last mile.

January 12, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Cold Outside, but Transportation’s a Hot Topic

It's cold outside, but trucking issues will heat up with the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting just around the corner.

January 4, 2018
Government, Business, Editorial

Editorial: The Roads Ahead in 2018

The roads where the trucking industry makes its living are expected to be busy in the year ahead — for a variety of reasons.

December 27, 2017

Editorial: Looking Back, Moving Ahead

So, how was your year?

December 14, 2017

Editorial: Costs of Doing Business

The trucking business is not a low-cost endeavor — think equipment, fuel, insurance — but the costs of doing business just keep increasing. What’s a motor carrier to do?

December 7, 2017
Business, Editorial

Editorial: Help Wanted

Recruiting good commercial drivers can often feel like an uphill battle for many trucking companies, and the hill could get even steeper in the year ahead.

November 30, 2017