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Editorial: The ‘Next Big Thing’?

Did the Next Big Thing in trucking recently drive across a stage in California?

November 21, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: Following the Rules

In less than a month, the business of trucking will change. That’s the consensus of most when it comes to the federal mandate for use of electronic logging devices for the majority of truck drivers. The law is set to take effect Dec. 18, and we believe it’s a good thing for the industry.

November 19, 2017

Editorial: Trucking Is 'Tightening Up' in 2018

“Tighten Up” is the title of a catchy 1960s ditty by Archie Bell & The Drells from Houston, Texas. It’s also an apt description of the atmosphere in the trucking industry heading into 2018.

November 9, 2017

Editorial: A Call to Arms for Trucking

There’s no shortage of issues that will shape the future of trucking.

October 26, 2017

Editorial: NAFTA: There’s No Going Back

One thing was clear after the latest round of talks aimed at renegotiating terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement ended in Washington, D.C., last week. We aren’t very close to a new deal on NAFTA.

October 19, 2017

Editorial: Our Industry, Front and Center

If you have a copy of the Oct. 16 extra-large issue of Transport Topics, there’s a decent chance you’re attending American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando since that is the special edition that is distributed at the event. Either that, or you’re a regular subscriber. In either case, we’re grateful for your interest in being up-to-date on what’s going on in the trucking industry. And there’s a lot going on.

October 12, 2017
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Editorial

Editorial: Trucking Is a Hot Property

One of the nation’s highest-profile investors has decided that he needs to put some money into trucking, a move based on the assumption the industry is a hotbed of activity right now.

October 5, 2017

Editorial: The First Swing at Bat

The inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show was marked by big swings from truck manufacturers, both in terms of their displays, and in what they had to say.

September 28, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: King Sisyphus, Driver Manager

A parallel can be drawn between Greek mythology and the predicament trucking managers face in recruiting and retaining drivers.

September 21, 2017

Editorial: Much-Needed Driver Appreciation

Showing appreciation for truck drivers is always a good idea but never more so than now, with east Texas still drying out after Hurricane Harvey and Florida bracing for the wrath of Irma.

September 7, 2017