Editorial
Editorial

Editorial: Keeping the Equipment Moving

News is breaking that in July orders for new trailers shattered a record that had stood for 24 years. On top of that, a front-page story in this week’s edition reports that sales of Class 8 vehicles during the month topped 20,000, the second-highest total of the year. And that followed our story from last week that July orders for Class 8s also set a record.

Transport Topics
August 16, 2018
Business, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: Driven — and Driving — to Win

Drivers, start your engines! It’s time once again for the National Truck Driving Championships, the annual competition where the skills of the nation’s best and brightest behind the wheel are put to the test. There are numerous individual categories in which drivers can take home a victory, but there can be only one Grand Champion. Who will it be this year?

Transport Topics
August 9, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Course Corrections Are Part of Progress

In times of great change there are bound to be course corrections, as evidenced by recent developments related to innovations designed to advance the science of moving trucks down the road.

Transport Topics
August 2, 2018
Government, Business, Editorial

Editorial: Turning Wheels and Trade Deals

It’s quarterly earnings season, a time of year when the Transport Topics business reporting team is immersed in revenue figures and profit-and-loss numbers. Based on the numbers for the second quarter, the industry is doing pretty well.

Transport Topics
July 26, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Editorial

Editorial: Influx of Talent on the Horizon

It’s our hope that the executive order President Donald Trump signed last week to create the National Council for the American Worker will lead to an influx of new talent across the industry’s spectrum — from behind the wheel to behind the scenes.

Transport Topics
July 19, 2018
Editorial

Editorial: An Unlawful and Inequitable Scheme

Rhode Island’s controversial trucks-only tolling program must face a judge’s gavel, as a group including American Trucking Associations and several fleets is suing the state over the plan.

Transport Topics
July 12, 2018
Editorial

Editorial: Words of Caution on Tariffs

President Donald Trump has said that something needs to be done to even what he views as a global trade imbalance between the United States and other countries. And that “something” is steep tariffs on steel and aluminum, goods made in China and cars imported from Europe and Asia. Even Canada, America’s largest trade partner, has become a target of Trump’s tariff threats.

Transport Topics
July 5, 2018
Government, Business, Editorial

Guest Editorial: A Clear Message on Hours-of-Service Reform

From ATA President and CEO Chris Spear: There’s a growing chorus to address federal hours-of-service rules, and American Trucking Associations is actively shaping the debate.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
June 18, 2018
Business, Editorial

Editorial: Working Conditions

We all want to like our workplaces. For fleet drivers, that workplace extends from the truck cab all the way to the headquarters of the carriers for whom they drive. And its important to keep drivers happy regardless of which place they happen to be on a given day.

Transport Topics
June 14, 2018
Editorial

Editorial: Opportunities and Challenges

The opportunities and challenges inherent in the technological revolution underway in trucking are evident throughout this week’s issue of Transport Topics.

Transport Topics
June 7, 2018

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