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Perspective: Time to Prepare for the 3G Sunset

Multiple factors coming together can be a perfect storm, and the imminent 3G cellular network shutdown in 2022 certainly qualifies.

Deryk Powell | President and COO, Velociti
December 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, Perspective

Perspective: Supporting Operations With Trailer Intelligence

Automated truck companies make for popular industry conversation, but with great automated truck power comes great trailer responsibility. When exploring automated solutions, fleets must ensure their trailers get technological attention as well.

Ross Froat | Vice President, Engineering and Government Affairs, Peterson Manufacturing
November 29, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: It’s Time to Tell Our Stories

Being part of an association is about getting involved, and one of the easiest ways to get involved with a group is to tell your story. I think about that because the story of my journey to becoming chairman of American Trucking Associations isn’t all that different from most of your stories.

Harold Sumerford Jr. | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
November 2, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: A Time to Bring Back Veteran Drivers

While the driver shortage is not new, COVID worsened the problem.

Greg Fulton | President, Colorado Motor Carriers Association
October 22, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Engagement Is Vital to Industry

I got to see up close just how important it is to be engaged with the association, and as I turn the wheel over, I want that to be the message I leave you with: Engagement is key in moving our agenda and industry forward.

Sherri Garner Brumbaugh | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
October 18, 2021
Business, Perspective

Perspective: How to Retain Drivers in a Tight Field

You’ve built the best team of drivers of your career. But competitors keep trying to lure them away. So, how are you going to keep that great team of drivers intact?

Adam Kahn | President, Commercial Fleet Team, Netradyne
October 5, 2021
Business, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: In Hard Times, Truckers Deliver

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is a time to remind the public of the debt of gratitude owed to these unsung heroes.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
September 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: Unlocking Security Integration’s Trucking Potential

The valuable assets that trucking, freight and logistics companies must protect from theft and damage require more than a one-size-fits-all solution, but creative opportunities exist for companies that integrate physical security with new technologies.

Eric Brackett | President, BTI Communications Group
August 31, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Perspective

Perspective: Pivotal Opportunity to Repeal FET

Congress and President Joe Biden are currently focused on improving America’s infrastructure, with a key sticking point being how to pay for the improvements. This debate presents an opportunity for Congress to finally resolve funding for the insolvent Highway Trust Fund by replacing antiquated funding mechanisms — such as the federal excise tax on heavy-duty trucks and trailers — with solutions that are more reflective of today’s transportation landscape.

Steve Bassett | Chairman, American Truck Dealers
June 21, 2021
Business, Perspective

Perspective: Value Feedback to Aid Driver Retention

In a year where so much has changed, 2020 has shown some small glimmers of hope regarding driver turnover.

Max Farrell | CEO, WorkHound
December 15, 2020