From Sherri Garner Brumbaugh: It’s been said adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it. Having worked in trucking for more than three decades, I can safely say 2020 has been a year unlike any other for our industry. We’ve navigated countless obstacles and unforeseen twists and turns over this difficult stretch.
The year 2020 has been one of endless challenges, even though it began with tremendous optimism that portended a year of record growth for the trucking industry.
Last year, when I accepted my peers’ support to become the 75th chairman of American Trucking Associations, I had no idea what would be in store for me.
Trucking companies that were handling workers’ compensation claims before the coronavirus pandemic may find resolution of these claims stalled for reasons that have nothing to do with the worker’s injury, says Lori Ilgenfritz of Gallagher Bassett.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world. In the United States it altered the way our country operates and wreaked havoc on American businesses, but leaders in Washington responded with actions that helped mitigate the damage. I applaud these efforts and am confident that our economy will bounce back. But the work is not done.
While the supply chain may have bent at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, it did not break — and that was due to the dedication, hard work and coordination of many trucking companies, truck drivers, mechanics, dockworkers and others who met the challenge head-on.
Industry members are arriving in Atlanta this week for American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council’s annual meeting with a special focus on advancing maintenance careers.
Reverse logistics provides ample opportunities for third-party logistics providers to streamline the process and ensure sustainable practices, says Erik Caldwell of XPO Logistics.