2019 MCE

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 10, 2019 4:45 PM, EDT

Trucking Takes on Emerging Challenges

New ATA Chairman Randy Guillot and ATA President Chris Spear

SAN DIEGO — Trucking leaders discussed how potential changes to federal regulations and international trade policy may soon affect the industry during American Trucking Associations’ 86th annual Management Conference & Exhibition, held from Oct. 5-8.

Government, Business, Safety

Employers, Drivers Urged to Register for Drug, Alcohol Clearinghouse

FMCSA's drug and alcohol Clearinghouse.

SAN DIEGO — Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials are encouraging motor carriers to register now on the agency’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse database, aimed at ending job-hopping by drivers who fail their drug and alcohol test.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 10, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Perspective

New Chairman's Perspective: Connecting the Trucking Industry

From Randy Guillot: The business of moving freight is all about connection. The connection between shipper and carrier, between driver and vehicle, between technician and engine — all of these are critical.

Randy Guillot | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
October 9, 2019

ATA Elects Randy Guillot as 75th Chairman

New ATA Chairman Randy Guillot and wife Renee

SAN DIEGO — American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition drew to a festive close Oct. 8 following the naming of Randy Guillot as its 75th chairman.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 8, 2019
Government, Business

ATA Establishes Policies on Recreational Marijuana Laws

Chris Spear

SAN DIEGO — American Trucking Associations executives have approved a set of policies meant to help the industry safely operate amid the growing legalization of recreational marijuana.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 8, 2019
Business, Technology

Fleet Executives Stress Corporate Culture as Recruiting Tool

Craig Harper, Heath Arnold, Anna Faford, Wes Davis, Jeff First

SAN DIEGO — The future of trucking will mean managers will be tasked with sifting through a lot of data at the same time the industry turns to artificial intelligence, according to a panel of transportation officials.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 8, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Spireon Outlines Vision for Intelligent Trailer Management

Roni Taylor

SAN DIEGO — Asset-tracking provider Spireon has introduced Intelligent Trailer Management, the company’s next-generation portfolio of products and services.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 8, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

ATA Launches Affinity Program With Energy Services Firm UrbanVolt

ATA's Kevin Traver (left) and UrbanVolt CEO Kevin Maughan

SAN DIEGO — American Trucking Associations announced the launch of a new affinity program through which member organizations can partner with the federation and UrbanVolt — a Dublin- and Chicago-­based energy service company — to curtail energy costs.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 8, 2019