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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
Business, Safety, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Winning Arguments to Attract New Drivers

As the American workforce continues to experience major shifts and fluxes, there’s an opportunity for those of us in the trucking and logistics industries to attract new drivers and workers looking for a post-pandemic change.

Gary Carlson | CEO, Select 1 Group
July 5, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Opportunities to Help Ocean Freight

Supply chain disruptions have impacted the quality of life for virtually every American. The delays and bottlenecks, which began early in the pandemic, continue sending shockwaves throughout our economy, leading to higher prices and back orders with no end in sight.

Sen. Roger F. Wicker | Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
June 27, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Perspective

Perspective: Repeal FET to Boost Green Buying

A question to ask the decision-makers in Washington: If the goal is to get more cleaner, greener trucks on the road, why does the federal government keep the 12% federal excise tax on the sale of a new truck?

Scott McCandless | Chairman, American Truck Dealers
June 21, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Perspective

Perspective: How Fleets Can Prepare for EVs

There are so many developments occurring in the electric vehicle space that it is becoming hard to keep up. But before fleets rush out to invest in battery-electric trucks, there are important things that need to be taken into account — and not all of the considerations are obvious at first glance. Fleets interested in EVs need to start preparing now.

Gregg Nierenberg | President and CEO, Transervice Logistics Inc.
May 24, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Perspective

What’s the Reason Behind Canada’s ELD Mandate Delay?

The Canadian government has pushed back full implementation of its electronic logging device mandate to Jan. 1, 2023. This is the second delay of the regulation that has been many years in the making. However, the reason behind each delay is quite different.

Jacques DeLarochelliere | CEO, Chairman, Isaac Instruments
May 6, 2022