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Perspective: Recognizing Trucking’s Character

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.

Sherri Garner Brumbaugh | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
November 2, 2020
Business, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: Keeping the Industry Moving

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.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
October 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Perspective

Perspective: Leading in an Unprecedented Year

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.

Randy Guillot | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
October 20, 2020
Business, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: Workers’ Comp in the COVID-19 Era

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.

Lori Ilgenfritz | Account Principal, Transportation Practice at Gallagher Bassett
June 16, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Perspective

Perspective: Federal Excise Tax Relief Can Aid Recovery

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.

Steve Bassett | Chairman, American Truck Dealers
June 15, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: Crisis Reveals Strength of Industry

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.

Troy Hill | Chairman, Colorado Motor Carriers Association
May 12, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Perspective

Perspective: Advancing Maintenance Management at TMC

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.

Kenneth Calhoun | General Chairman and Treasurer, TMC
February 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Perspective

Perspective: Preparing for the 3G Sunset

A major technology switch that could affect the transportation industry is right around the corner: the 3G wireless network sunset.

John Binder | Director of Wireless Operations, Trimble Transportation
February 11, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Solving the Reverse Logistics Puzzle

Reverse logistics provides ample opportunities for third-party logistics providers to streamline the process and ensure sustainable practices, says Erik Caldwell of XPO Logistics.

Erik Caldwell | Chief Operating Officer, Supply Chain, XPO Logistics Inc.
February 4, 2020
Business, Technology, Perspective

Perspective: Using AI to Reduce Turnover

Fleets searching for ways to find and retain safe drivers can find answers in their own data, if they know how to properly mine it, says Hayden Cardiff of Idelic.

Hayden Cardiff | CEO, Idelic
January 28, 2020