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Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: A Global View of Decarbonization

The trucking industry is the backbone of the economy. Finding the right balance between cutting emissions and continuing to effectively meet demand is our ultimate green mission.

Umberto de Pretto | Secretary General, IRU
August 28, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Perspective

Driving Green Trucks Ahead at the Right Speed

It is troubling that the government is pushing the regulation of fleet electrification in a way that could slow down rather than accelerate electric adoption by truck customers.

Scott McCandless | Chairman, American Truck Dealers
June 20, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: Staying Vigilant on Drug Testing

Suhash Harwani of Quest Diagnostics writes: the emerging evidence propels an argument that employers — particularly in the transportation sector — should stay vigilant on drug testing.

Suhash Harwani | Senior Director of Science for Employer Solutions, Quest Diagnostics
April 4, 2023
Business, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: The Right Recruiting Impression

Amid the ongoing driver shortage, transportation companies must consider all the ways prospective and current drivers interact with their business, Atlas Logistics' Phil Wahl says.

Phil Wahl | President and COO, Atlas Logistics
March 6, 2023
Business, Equipment, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: Knowing Cargo Theft Risks

As shippers continue to contend with supply chain disruption, they’re simultaneously experiencing another risk: historic levels of cargo theft, Loadsure's Jim Heide writes in a perspective.

Jim Heide | COO and Co-Founder, Loadsure
February 27, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: State of the Union Highlights Trucking

ATA Chairman Dan Van Alstine shares his takeaways and experiences after attending the State of the Union. 

Dan Van Alstine | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
February 17, 2023
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Taking Aim at Unfair Billing

American Trucking Associations, the Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers and the Harbor Trucking Association jointly support a recently released Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from the Federal Maritime Commission that seeks to expand the timeliness and overall level of detail and transparency for detention and demurrage invoices coming from common carrier billing parties that provide ocean carriage and storage of freight. 

December 12, 2022
Business, Perspective

Perspective: Tax Credits Available for Trucking

Clarus Solutions' Blake Baumann: "One solution to help ease some pressure in the trucking industry may lie in pursuing government tax incentive programs, such as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit."

Blake Baumann | Vice President of Client Success, Clarus Solutions
November 21, 2022
Business, Perspective

Perspective: Retaining Drivers Is About Commitment

So, you’ve hired a truck driver. Now how do you retain them over the long haul?

Dirk Kupar | Co-founder and president of TruckRight, KAT Media and Kupar Professional Services
November 16, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Prioritizing Our People

New ATA Chairman Dan Van Alstine writes, "As incoming chairman of American Trucking Associations, I am honored for the opportunity to represent so many incredible individuals who form this amazing industry."

Dan Van Alstine | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
October 31, 2022