2021 MCE

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Harold Sumerford Jr. | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
November 2, 2021 5:45 PM, EDT

Perspective: It’s Time to Tell Our Stories

Being part of an association is about getting involved, and one of the easiest ways to get involved with a group is to tell your story. I think about that because the story of my journey to becoming chairman of American Trucking Associations isn’t all that different from most of your stories.

Business, Technology

ATA Addresses Key Issues at MCE

Chris Spear, Harold Sumerford Jr. Sherri Garner Brumbaugh

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Trucking industry leaders addressed key challenges including a worsening labor shortage and supply chain bottlenecks and looked forward to a long-sought win on infrastructure funding during American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Management Conference & Exhibition.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 28, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Where Trucking Stands on Environmental Sustainability

Glen Kedzie

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sustainability in the trucking industry can be viewed from different angles, according to a panel at American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 25.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 27, 2021

Harold Sumerford Jr. Tirelessly Advocates for Industry

ATA Chairman Harold Sumerford Jr.

For much of Harold Sumerford Jr.’s adult life, he has risen at 4:30 each morning and worked 11 hours a day, six days a week. But it’s never felt like the daily grind for American Trucking Associations' new chairman.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Top 100

Current Driver-Assist Tech Effective, Experts Say

Panel Members

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Driver-assist technologies that are already widely available on the commercial truck market have demonstrated that they can prevent crashes, save lives and reduce litigation-related costs, a group of industry experts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 27, 2021

Harold Sumerford Jr. Elected ATA’s 77th Chairman

Harold Sumerford Jr. gives his first remarks as ATA chairman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — American Trucking Associations closed out its 2021 Management Conference & Exhibition with a celebratory evening after electing Harold Sumerford Jr. as the federation’s 77th chairman.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 26, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety

ATA Recognizes SmartWay Honorees

Mike Russell Award winners

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — American Trucking Associations honored 28 member companies for being recognized with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Excellence Awards.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 26, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Retail Spending Key to Trucking Activity, ATA’s Costello says

Panelists for state of trucking economy at MCE 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gross domestic product fell almost 3.4% in 2020, snapped back 5.4% this year and is expected to grow over 4% next year. Yet, GDP isn't what one analyst gauges trucking activity by.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 26, 2021