Editorial, Business

Editorial: Congratulations, But What’s Next?

After 10 months of caucuses, primaries, conventions, campaigning and a general election, Donald Trump is president-elect of the United States.

November 14, 2016
Editorial, Business, Safety, Government

Editorial: What’s at Stake in the Election

There’s a lot riding on the U.S. presidential election this week, and it’s not just the choice between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton that will make a difference for the freight transportation industry.

November 7, 2016
Editorial, Business

Editorial: The Self-Driving Beer Delivery

Well, you can’t say that we didn’t warn you.

October 31, 2016
Editorial, Business, Technology

Editorial: Mechanical Evolution Marches On

We have recently participated in a lot of discussion and activity about autonomous and platoon trucking, and while some of it has an exhilarating, almost science fiction feel to it — especially the in-person demonstrations — there also are aspects of it that are, well, commonplace.

Transport Topics
October 24, 2016
Editorial, Business, Safety, Government

Editorial: The Speed Limiter Debate

It looks as if the comments on the speed-limiter proposal for heavy trucks will give the federal government plenty of reading material this winter.

Transport Topics
October 17, 2016
Editorial, Business

Editorial: The Future Is Here at MCE

It’s always fun and interesting to talk about the future. Imagining what it may look like and how it will shape our work and our lives.

Transport Topics
October 10, 2016
Editorial, Business

Editorial: Welcome to MCE

For those readers perusing this in Las Vegas at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition, we urge you to make the most of the opportunity before you this week.

October 3, 2016
Editorial, Business, Autonomous

Editorial: Fascinating Future, Difficult Present

In putting this issue together, we didn’t know whether to oooh and ahhh like children watching a Harry Potter movie or reach for antacids like baby boomers with heartburn. Engineers are weaving computer capability into vehicles in a way that seems like wizardry coming soon, while this year’s freight market continues to offer disappointment with no signs of yielding.

September 26, 2016
Editorial, Business, Autonomous

Editorial: Recognizing People Behind the Wheel

To readers of Transport Topics, the plight of the industry’s truck drivers is well-known. It requires a unique commitment to be away from home and travel over congested highways while complying with more and more regulatory demands.

September 19, 2016
Editorial, Business, Autonomous

Editorial: Future Trucks Today

No quiet end to summer this year. Original equipment manufacturer executives have not been lounging poolside.

September 12, 2016