Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Editorial

Editorial: How Will Trucks Be Marketed?

Big truck shows are always a good way to learn about what’s going on in the world of trucking equipment and technology. You also get to catch up with friends and acquaintances, compare notes about industry trends and, well, gossip.

April 3, 2017
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous, Equipment

Editorial: For Trucking, a Dose of Optimism

The sight of two gleaming tractor-trailers parked on the South Lawn of the White House signaled that last Thursday was no ordinary day for the trucking industry.

March 27, 2017
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous, Technology, Logistics

Editorial: A Useful Discussion on Safety

Last week, we cheered the apparent demise of a federal regulatory provision regarding hours of service. Now we’d like to salute a positive development: a recent discussion on truck safety before a Senate subcommittee.

March 20, 2017
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Editorial: An End for a Rule That Didn’t Work

The great detective knew the game was afoot when he learned of the dog that didn’t bark.

March 13, 2017
Editorial, Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous, Logistics

Editorial: Week Spent Looking to the Future

Conference halls from coast to coast were teeming with talk of transportation last week, with no shortage of prognostications from industry leaders about what the future holds.

Transport Topics
March 6, 2017
Editorial, Government

Editorial: Hit Pause on CSA Scoring

In business or in battle, it is often critical to consider the adage, “he who hesitates is lost,” as the window for taking advantage of an opportunity is often distressingly brief. Spend too much time pondering a situation and the landscape has changed, your chance has vanished.

February 27, 2017
Editorial, Business, Safety, Technology, Government, Logistics

Editorial: Young Minds, New Roads

Coming soon to a theater near you: How to build roads and bridges. The American Society of Civil Engineers last week screened a documentary titled, “Dream Big: Engineering Our World,” which spotlights efforts to encourage young people to pursue careers in engineering. Included in that mix are bridge and road design, fields that — if recent data are any indication — will require expertise for years to come.

February 20, 2017
Editorial, Business, Government, Autonomous

Editorial: Amazon Invests in the Future

We’ve all heard the saying, “You have to spend money to make money.” A recent announcement from Amazon.com indicates that it is willing to invest heavily to expand its in-house delivery capabilities and boost its e-commerce business.

February 13, 2017
Editorial, Business, Safety, Government, Fuel, Logistics

Editorial: Let’s Get Started, Secretary Chao

While Republican leaders in Congress seem to be in no hurry to address the country’s infrastructure, there’s an entirely different feeling surrounding President Trump’s pick to be transportation secretary, Elaine Chao, who was confirmed easily last week.

February 6, 2017
Editorial, Business, Autonomous, Government, Logistics

Editorial: Trump’s Course and Trucking

President Trump is charting a new course for the nation. We don’t know where it will ultimately lead us, but during his short tenure the business community has been served notice that things are changing.

January 30, 2017