Opinion: Trucking Industry Needs ‘Ban the Box’ Solution

For many motor carriers, part of the driver shortage solution has been to attract nontraditional drivers to careers behind the wheel, including felons who have served time in prison and now are seeking employment.

Lana Batts | Co-President, Driver iQ
August 25, 2017
Technology, Autonomous, Opinion

Opinion: Four Disruptive Technology Trends in Trucking

When it comes to the trucking industry, we deal with a pace of change that has been constant for years: changing fuel costs, increased regulations, driver shortages, etc.

Victoria Kresge | Vice President, NationaLease
August 21, 2017
Technology, Opinion

Opinion: FMCSA Should Accept NAS Recommendations for CSA

Vigillo President Steve Bryan reviews each of the four categories in a recent report that outlines recommendations to reform the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

Steve Bryan | President, Vigillo
August 4, 2017

Opinion: USA Today ‘Rigs’ Investigation of Intermodal Drayage

USA Today's June 16, 2017, investigative article, “Rigged.” was, in fact, rigged against the Southern California port trucking community and the thousands of motor carriers and drivers that serve this industry, as well as the many customers that depend on their services.

Joni Casey | President and CEO, Intermodal Association of North America
July 25, 2017

Opinion: TMC Provides Critical Trucking Forum

The trucking industry would not be able to move 70.1% of the nation’s freight tonnage without great equipment, reliable technology and millions of technicians working behind the scenes to make sure every component of the tractor-trailer is in working order.

Barry Pottle | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
July 21, 2017

Opinion: Expanding Access to Cargo Control Equipment

The demands of delivering heavy equipment or cargo safely and on time requires that drivers, equipment rental agencies and trucking industry managers have the right tie down and cargo control gear on hand to secure the load to the trailer or flatbed.

Tim Murphy | Owner, Murphy Industrial Products
July 17, 2017

Opinion: The Quest for Universal Freight Visibility

Asset tracking has always answered the question: “Where’s my truck?” It still does, of course, but some cloud-based, third-party software providers now merge widely scattered tracking resources to provide unparalleled visibility for shippers, brokers, carriers and third-party logistics companies, or 3PLs.

Mathew Elenjickal | CEO, FourKites Inc.
July 6, 2017

Opinion: USA Today Report Misses Mark

I cannot ignore the impact of my experience, and I concede it may result in a bias in this response to USA Today’s June 16 front-page article, “Rigged.”

Greg M. Feary | President and Managing Partner, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary
June 26, 2017

Opinion: Time Is Right to Repeal Federal Excise Tax

Tax reform and spurring economic growth are at the top of the agenda on Capitol Hill. But when it comes to a harmful tax in the commercial truck retail market, there is none greater than the federal excise tax. This year, with the political climate ripe for tax reform and an infrastructure bill, American Truck Dealers, a division of National Automobile Dealers Association, is aggressively pursuing a measure to repeal the FET that is advancing on Capitol Hill.

Steve Parker | Chairman, American Truck Dealers
June 19, 2017

Opinion: Rethinking the Freight Transportation Model

The trucking landscape is changing. For-hire carriers are increasingly offering dedicated freight management and brokerage services. Corporate pressure to reduce costs is driving private fleets to operate as for-hire carriers. For-hire carriers are acting as third-party logistics providers, or 3PLs, including incorporating brokerage. And, of course, traditional non-asset-based providers are acquiring assets to guarantee service.

May 22, 2017