TT Newsmakers is a series of free video-based conversations featuring insights from industry leaders across the regulatory, business, and economic landscapes.
How to Build Up Trucking's Workforce With Labor Secretary Marty Walsh
May 16, 2022
ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello estimates that the industry needs at least 80,000 drivers today and more in the future to account for rising freight levels. The Biden administration has made efforts in the past year to encourage more men and women to enter the trucking industry. With the Department of Transportation and Department of Labor working in cooperation with industry stakeholders for paid apprenticeship and training programs, how successful are these efforts? In this special edition of Newsmakers, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh joins TT's Eugene Mulero and Dan Ronan to discuss the industry's workforce concerns, changing perceptions of trade professions, and partnering with public and private groups to work toward a common goal.
Understanding the Global Distribution of a Cure in Real-Time
February 16, 2021
With a new administration comes a new plan, 100 million vaccines in 100 days. Who is helping to get us there and how? Vice President of Global Healthcare Strategy and Marketing for UPS, Dan Gagnon, joins TT's Dan Ronan to discuss the global rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, cooperating with companies like FedEx for national distribution efforts, and whether this will be a defining moment for UPS.
What We Know About the Economy in 2021
February 1, 2021
2021 welcomes a new administration and offers a new climate in which to negotiate freight hauling, but it must also contend with some of 2020's ailments, including a continuing pandemic and the wildly disparate performance of different business sectors. ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello joins TT's Dan Ronan to discuss this interesting economic moment and what it means for the trucking industry.
Navigating the Driver Shortage
January 19, 2021
The latest economic report from ATA estimates the driver shortage to be over 60,000. What role has the pandemic played? Older drivers chose to retire while potential drivers found licensing difficult with the closure of state motor vehicles offices. The launch of the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse database also impacted the number of drivers on the road.
Delivering a Cure
December 22, 2020
President Life Sciences and Healthcare for DHL, Larry St Onge, joins TT's Dan Ronan for a conversation about managing the shipments of the Pfizer vaccine, and what care is being taken to ensure safe delivery. Watch now!
Mitigating Risk with CVSA Executive Director Collin Mooney
November 17, 2020
Accident risk lessened as the pandemic eased highway traffic this year. Fleets, however, remain subject to increased litigation and nuclear verdicts. Experts suggest that the wider adaption of advanced technology - including onboard safety systems, in-cab video, and telematics - could not only improve safety but also preserve relevant information in the case of an accident.
Taking Aim at Nuclear Verdicts
November 9, 2020
No fleet wants to be the next one to make news for being on the wrong end of a multimillion dollar settlement. And, yet, the latest research from American Transportation Research Institute shows the numbers rising.