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

Members of the New Lead ATA Class Announced

Incoming members of the 2019-2020 Lead ATA class

SAN DIEGO — American Trucking Associations has announced the members of its seventh Lead ATA class.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

Trucking Industry Has Become a Top Target of Ransomware Attacks

Cybersecurity panel at 2019 MCE

SAN DIEGO — Transportation is now one of the most cyberattacked industries in the United States, which puts trucking in the crosshairs of hackers, a panel of cybersecurity experts said during American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 6.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2019
Business, Logistics

Detention Times Threaten Supply Chain Efficiency, Panelists Say

Supply Chain panel at 2019 MCE

SAN DIEGO — Three supply chain executives said the industry must make big improvements in how it manages detention time. The remarks were made during an Oct. 6 session of American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Training Key for Smooth Transition From AOBRDs to ELDs

ELD panel at 2019 MCE

SAN DIEGO — As the trucking industry completes its transition from automatic onboard recording devices to federally mandated electronic logging devices, motor carriers should not underestimate the amount of planning and training needed to ensure a smooth rollout, industry experts said at American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 6.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 6, 2019
Business, Technology

Gamification Helps Attract Young Technicians

Kenneth Calhoun

SAN DIEGO — Gamification can increase interest and participation in augmented- and virtual reality-based training materials that can be used to attract young people to careers as trucking technicians, according to technical experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

E-Smart to Supply Western Express Fleet With Geofencing

E-Smart's Matthew Boivin

SAN DIEGO — E-Smart, an Indiana-based technology company, said it has contracted with truckload carrier Western Express to equip the entire Tennessee-based fleet of more than 3,000 power units with E-Smart’s Advanced Driver Assistance System and geofencing software, which uses fuel management to control vehicle speed.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2019
Government, Business

ATA's Spear Urges Membership to Challenge California Worker Classification Law

ATA's Chris Spear (left), Randy Guillot

American Trucking Association President Chris Spear is urging member companies — especially those in California — to ramp up efforts to fight legislation that was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom that makes it easier for independent contractors to become reclassified as employees of motor carriers.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 6, 2019

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