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.

Business, Technology, Equipment

FlowBelow to Provide AeroSlider Trailer Kits for Mesilla Valley Transportation

FlowBelow CEO Josh Butler at 2019 MCE

SAN DIEGO — FlowBelow Aero Inc. has landed a commitment from Mesilla Valley Transportation to equip its trailers with its AeroSlider attachments that fit between the rear wheels. The announcement was made Oct. 7 at American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exhibition.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 8, 2019
Business

Luke Bryan, Maddie & Tae Entertain Trucking Execs at Freightliner Dinner

Luke Bryan performs at the Freightliner dinner.

SAN DIEGO — Country music superstar Luke Bryan and award-winning duo Maddie & Tae were the surprise entertainment at the 2019 Freightliner Trucks customer appreciation event.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 8, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Trucking Grapples With Impact of Legalized Marijuana

Harold Sumerford, Greer Woodruff, Dr. Todd Simo, and Paul Enos

SAN DIEGO — The trucking industry needs to get out in front of the challenges it faces with the growing legalization of marijuana, according to the co-chairman of an American Trucking Associations working group studying the impact of controlled substances.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 7, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

EPA Honors 30 ATA Members for SmartWay Excellence

Sarah Dunham, EPA’s director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality

SAN DIEGO — Thirty American Trucking Associations members received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Excellence Award at the federation’s Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 7.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 7, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Industry Representatives Honored With Trucking Awards

Chris Spear and Chris Maxwell

SAN DIEGO — Rhode Island Trucking Association President Chris Maxwell received the President’s Trucking Association Executives Council Leadership Award at American Trucking Associations’ annual industry gathering Oct. 7.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Mack Introduces Extended Chassis Fairing, Integrated ELD Option

Jonathan Randall, Mack’s senior vice president of North American sales and marketing

SAN DIEGO — Mack Trucks has introduced an extended chassis fairing option for its Mack Anthem models to enhance fuel economy through improved aerodynamics.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 7, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Mike Ducker Presented 2019 Trucking Cares Foundation Award

Chris Spear, Phil Byrd, Mike Ducker, Rusty Duckworth

SAN DIEGO — Former FedEx Freight CEO Mike Ducker was presented the 2019 Trucking Cares Foundation Premiere Achievement Award at American Trucking Associations’ 2019 Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 7.

October 7, 2019

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