2020 Year in Review

Truck passing under sign thanking truck drivers on road

Here are the 10 most-read stories on the Transports Topics website in 2020, based on Google Analytics. Unsurprisingly, COVID-19 dominated the headlines.

Business, Equipment

The Year in Charts: Volatility and Resiliency for Trucking

Trailer orders by month chart

Truck buyers started 2020 in a cautious mood, waiting to see what would happen amid expectations of softening freight demand and overcapacity in the coming year — 2019 had ended as the best Class 8 sales year since 2006. At the same time, the novel coronavirus was drawing closer.

December 21, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Year in Review: COVID-19, Infrastructure, Regulations Dominate 2020


The memory of 2020 will be forever linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 18, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Year in Review: Trucking Emerges Strong After Challenging 2020

Pfizer vaccines loaded on truck

Trucking emerged from one of the most challenging years on record strong and battle-tested, as robust freight demand propelled by soaring demand for consumer goods amid the coronavirus pandemic boosted spot rates and lifted financial results for many publicly traded fleets.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 18, 2020