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Perspective: The US Needs Lithium Independence

The race for lithium, the lifeblood of modern batteries, is on. Spurred by the adoption of electric vehicles, the use of lithium has extended to the trucking industry.

Denis Phares | CEO, Dragonfly Energy
July 15, 2024
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, Perspective

Perspective: Autonomous Trucking Is Not a Race

How will self-driving trucks win the trust of the millions of Americans driving their own vehicles alongside them?

Nick Elder | Vice President of Commercialization, Torc Robotics
July 1, 2024
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Perspective

Perspective: EPA’s GHG Phase 3 Rule Needs Fixing

One of my guiding principles, both personally and professionally, is to fix the problem. The commercial truck industry definitely has a problem to fix, writes ATD Chairman Scott Pearson.

Scott Pearson | Chairman, American Truck Dealers
June 24, 2024
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: How Refrigerated Trucking Delivers for Summer

During the summer, consumers purchase more produce and fresh blooms. Behind the scenes, the logistics industry takes certain steps for transporting these goods safely and efficiently.

James Holloway | Director of Logistics, Werner Enterprises
June 17, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, Perspective

Viewpoint: Transportation Procurement Involves Evolving Processes

From a carrier’s perspective, the way shippers procure transportation can seem arbitrary, with limited thought or imagination. In reality, their approach has become more sophisticated.

Chris Caplice | Chief Scientist, DAT
June 11, 2024
Government, Business, Perspective

Perspective: EB-3 Visa Provides Route to Labor Solution

Increasingly, trucking companies' search for truck drivers is moving beyond U.S. borders as immigration programs become a greater focal point.

John E. Dorer | CEO,
April 22, 2024
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Perspective

Perspective: As EVs Evolve, Don’t Overlook Aerodynamics

Fleets looking to improve the efficiency of their operations should not overlook how improving the aerodynamic properties of their trucks can generate immediate returns.

Chris Stadler | Product Manager, Volvo Trucks North America
December 11, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: As an Industry, Let's Win the Sale

At a time when our political system has grown so adversarial, I believe trucking threads a needle of common purpose.

Andrew Boyle | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
November 2, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Perspective

Perspective: Without Trucking, There Is Nothing

Last month, ATA reached its 90th year. For nine decades, ATA and its 50 state trucking associations have been the leading voice for our industry in Washington and every state Capitol.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
October 16, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: The Past Year Has Proven the Value of Trucking

Four decades in trucking have shown me how much opportunity this industry creates.

Dan Van Alstine | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
October 10, 2023