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Business, Technology, Perspective

Opinion: The FOMO Effect on Blockchain

Don't let FOMO, or fear of missing out, push your business into blockchain technology, advises Ken Craig of McLeod Software.

Ken Craig | Vice President of Special Projects, McLeod Software
November 14, 2018
Business, Equipment, Perspective

Opinion: Including Auctions in the Asset Management Plan

Owners of fleets or dealers with large inventories of tractors and trailers must have a disciplined approach to turning those assets into cash at the end of their depreciation schedule or inventory life. These assets represent some of the largest investments these parties make, and the equipment depreciates every day. The goal is to maximize return on investment and divest when the time is right.

Steve Oliver | National Director of Sales, Taylor and Martin Auctioneers
November 7, 2018
Government, Business, Perspective

Opinion: Get Involved to Build on Success in Industry

New chairman Barry Pottle: ATA has been criticized from the outside for catering to larger companies — but those of us on the inside, those of us who have rolled up our sleeves and gotten involved and gotten to work solving big issues, we know better. ATA speaks for our entire industry, but that voice is only as powerful as those who choose to join the chorus.

Barry Pottle | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
November 4, 2018

Opinion: Times Are Good, but Our Industry Can't Rest

It is a great time to be in trucking. Signs demonstrating the strength of our industry and economy are everywhere.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
October 26, 2018
Government, Business, Perspective

Opinion: ATA’s Strength Built on Solidarity

By coming together with one voice, ATA has been able to effectively advocate on issues that motor carriers deem important, says Dave Manning, the 73rd chairman of American Trucking Associations and president of TCW in Nashville, Tenn.

Dave Manning | Chairman of the Board, American Trucking Associations
October 9, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Perspective

Opinion: Combating Congested Interstates Through Blockchain

Blockchain could serve as the much-needed replacement for the industry's legacy electronic data interchange system, updating supply chain logistics for the digital and big-data age and tackling the nation’s congestion problems in the process.

Rick Burnett | CEO, LaneAxis
October 2, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Perspective

Opinion: The Changing Landscape of Mexico-US Shipping

As final details emerge about the future shape and structure of the revamped North American Free Trade Agreement, one thing remains true: Change is coming.

Mike Cervin | Vice President of Sales, CFI
September 26, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Perspective

Opinion: A Sensible Way to Lower the CDL Age Requirement

For interstate carriers, allowing younger drivers to earn a CDL would vastly widen the pool of drivers and limit the loss of candidates to other careers. And that’s why some legislators are seeking a solution.

Laura McMillan | Vice President of Training Development, Instructional Technologies Inc.
September 17, 2018

Opinion: HOS Rulemaking Based on Bad Research Method

Here’s a nightmare scenario for you: Imagine if the government used a completely spurious and unscientific research method to study truck safety and driver fatigue. The data generated was unrelated to serious crashes and to drivers falling asleep at the wheel, but that same data was the principal basis of hours-of-service regulations imposed throughout the trucking industry. A really bad dream, right?

Ronald Knipling | President, Safety for the Long Haul Inc.
September 11, 2018

Opinion: Salute the Heroes Who Drive Our Economy

There is one group of people operating on the front lines of our forward-moving economy. Without their hard work and sense of duty, day in and day out, our economy would grind to a halt. They are America’s professional truck drivers.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
September 9, 2018