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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
Government, Business, Perspective

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