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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
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: ATA Members Are on a Winning Team

ATA's Chris Spear: Over the past year, " ATA keeps its foot on the pedal despite dysfunction gripping our nation’s capital and statehouses."

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
October 24, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Marking a Year of Wins

Harold Sumerford Jr. writes, "As ATA chairman, I’ve traveled around the country — 20 states in all — talking to my fellow truckers. Everywhere I go I’m struck by how invigorated people are by the 'new' ATA."

Harold Sumerford Jr. | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
October 17, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: Truckers Are Undeniably Essential

The term “essential” came into sharp focus during the pandemic, ATA President Chris Spear notes. The urgency of the moment forced Americans to recognize the many hands at work that keep our society going. There was an outpouring of gratitude for our nation’s truck drivers, rightfully so, as they persevered through adversity to keep stores stocked and hospitals supplied.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
September 23, 2022
Business, Equipment, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: Adopting a Driver-First Mindset

The past few years have taught us that truck drivers don’t just deliver essential goods, they are essential workers themselves. It’s time to recognize that, and adopt a driver-first mindset.

Frank Hurst | President, Roadrunner
September 7, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Taking Industry Action on AB 5

The Transportation Intermediaries Association was extremely disappointed that the Supreme Court elected not to hear California Trucking Association's challenge to the Ninth Circuit ruling.

Chris Burroughs | Vice President of Government Affairs, Transportation Intermediaries Association
August 11, 2022
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Flexibility Helps With Supply Chain Delays

For years, just-in-time supply chain practices were the name of the game for many companies. But in the aftermath of the pandemic and subsequent supply chain tangles, building up and keeping heavier inventories has come to the forefront as a core strategy. While there’s merit to both approaches, companies need to be prepared and take some action on unintended consequences of the new sea change.

Joe Dagnese | CEO, PECO Pallet
August 1, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: The Power of Cloud-Based Technology

Over the past few years, we have learned that the more we can do remotely, the more we can potentially mitigate disruptions to business. Across supply chains, a cloud-based transportation management system can help companies facilitate remote operations, allowing businesses — even small ones — to make smarter choices, reduce costs and be more competitive.

Glenn Riggs | Chief Strategy Officer, Odyssey Logistics & Technology
July 20, 2022