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

SkyBitz, Omnitracs Form Fleet Telematics Partnership

SAN DIEGO — Trailer-tracking provider SkyBitz and in-cab technology supplier Omnitracs have formed a partnership to offer expanded fleet management services to joint customers, the companies announced Oct. 7.

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

Creation of Marijuana Policy Committee Among ATA’s Priorities

ATA President Chris Spear delivers his state of the industry address at MCE 2019

SAN DIEGO — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear announced a new Controlled Substances, Health and Wellness Subcommittee at the federation’s annual Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 7.

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

Volvo Partners With Geotab to Offer Integrated ELD

Volvo, Geotab partner on ELD technology.

SAN DIEGO — Volvo Trucks highlighted its investments in connected vehicle technology and introduced a fully integrated electronic logging device for its trucks through a partnership with telematics firm Geotab.

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

Drowsy Driving on the Decline, but Speeding, Cellphone Use Rising, Lytx Data Shows

Kyle Warlick

SAN DIEGO — Drowsy driving and instances of falling asleep behind the wheel are on the decline, but speeding and cellphone use among truck drivers has increased, according to customer data unveiled by video telematics provider Lytx.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
October 7, 2019
Business

ATA Honors 12 Federation Executives for Service to Industry

ATA Service Award Honorees at 2019 MCE

SAN DIEGO — American Trucking Associations honored 12 state trucking and conference executives — representing a combined 165 years of experience — for their notable service to the industry at ATA’s annual Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 7. “Our association is strong because of the hard work of leaders like these,” incoming ATA Chairman Randy Guillot, president of Triple G Express Inc., said in a statement. “These men and women do remarkable work on behalf of ATA and the entire trucking industry, and it is our privilege to recognize them here at MCE.” ATA said the 12 executives represent a combined 165 years of experience.

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

Perspective: Harnessing the Power of Trucking

ATA President Chris Spear: Throughout our lives, we rely on a multitude of goods and services to prosper as individuals and as a nation. But no industry is more central to that story than trucking.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
October 7, 2019
Business, Logistics

ATRI: Driver Shortage Tops Trucking Concern List for Third Straight Year

ATRI panel at MCE 2019

SAN DIEGO — For the third year in a row, the driver shortage is the top-ranked issue for trucking fleets, as they struggle to recruit and retain qualified drivers, according to the American Transportation Research Institute.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2019

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