TT Newsmakers is a series of free video-based conversations featuring insights from industry leaders across the regulatory, business, and economic landscapes.
The Future of Freight Transportation in Ports, Policy, and Pilot Programs
August 1, 2022
With the U.S. experiencing a 40-year high on both inflation and fuel prices, the freight transportation industry has much to contend with in addition to persistent supply chain challenges. How much of an impact will state policies like AB 5 have on the industry? Register now to hear ATA President Chris Spear address these concerns and more on Aug. 11.
Supply & Demand: How Ports Operate in a Stretched Supply Chain
June 29, 2021
For the last nine months, ports have seen record container volumes with movement limited and more supplies needed. As a lynchpin of our supply chain, managing a port requires high-functioning information systems to predict and plan for supply and demand as well as communicating with every link in the value chain.
Studying the Cost of Infrastructure Funding
April 26, 2021
Last month, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released "A Practical Analysis of a National VMT Tax System" which breaks down the benefits and the costs of instituting a national vehicles-miles-traveled fee system that would levy a per-mile charge on drivers
The Path to Autonomous Trucking
March 31, 2021
Last month, Locomation announced that it had formed a partnership with Rush Enterprises making them the primary installation and maintenance provider of Locomation's autonomous technology.
The Value of a Good Driver
March 1, 2021
Just last month, a number of carriers announced driver pay increases mirroring a wider trend in the industry that emerged last year. Is this an effective strategy for combatting the worsening driver shortage? President & CEO of the National Transportation Institute, Leah Shaver, joins TT's Dan Ronan for a conversation about driver recruitment and retention in today's market and what tools fleet executives can use to succeed.
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.