Here are the 10 most-read stories on the Transports Topics website in 2021, based on Google Analytics.
2021 Year in Review
A long-awaited federal bill that will fund upgrades to the nation’s highway infrastructure was finalized during 2021, the culmination of tough legislative effort and a welcome outcome for trucking.
The shortage of professional drivers quickly became the defining issue for the industry during the past year with its far-reaching effects.
The year 2021 will not soon be forgotten in truck equipment circles that were buffeted by a persistent severe virus carried over from 2020, by its new variants and more related supply chain and labor disruptions.
In the nearly two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. economy has been battered and undergone substantial change. Through it all, economists and experts say it has shown remarkable resilience.
2021 was an especially busy year for trucking in terms of acquisitions, with various factors creating an ideal market for buyers and sellers.
On the East and West Coast and at ports along the Gulf of Mexico, container volumes have skyrocketed, with the Port of Los Angeles — the nation's largest — on track to easily surpass its all-time record set in 2018.