Opinion

Government, Business, Opinion

Opinion: ATA’s Strength Built on Solidarity

By coming together with one voice, ATA has been able to effectively advocate on issues that motor carriers deem important, says Dave Manning, the 73rd chairman of American Trucking Associations and president of TCW in Nashville, Tenn.

Dave Manning | Chairman of the Board, American Trucking Associations
October 9, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Opinion

Opinion: Combating Congested Interstates Through Blockchain

Blockchain could serve as the much-needed replacement for the industry's legacy electronic data interchange system, updating supply chain logistics for the digital and big-data age and tackling the nation’s congestion problems in the process.

Rick Burnett | CEO, LaneAxis
October 2, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Opinion

Opinion: The Changing Landscape of Mexico-US Shipping

As final details emerge about the future shape and structure of the revamped North American Free Trade Agreement, one thing remains true: Change is coming.

Mike Cervin | Vice President of Sales, CFI
September 26, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Opinion

Opinion: A Sensible Way to Lower the CDL Age Requirement

For interstate carriers, allowing younger drivers to earn a CDL would vastly widen the pool of drivers and limit the loss of candidates to other careers. And that’s why some legislators are seeking a solution.

Laura McMillan | Vice President of Training Development, Instructional Technologies Inc.
September 17, 2018
Opinion

Opinion: HOS Rulemaking Based on Bad Research Method

Here’s a nightmare scenario for you: Imagine if the government used a completely spurious and unscientific research method to study truck safety and driver fatigue. The data generated was unrelated to serious crashes and to drivers falling asleep at the wheel, but that same data was the principal basis of hours-of-service regulations imposed throughout the trucking industry. A really bad dream, right?

Ronald Knipling | President, Safety for the Long Haul Inc.
September 11, 2018
Opinion

Opinion: Salute the Heroes Who Drive Our Economy

There is one group of people operating on the front lines of our forward-moving economy. Without their hard work and sense of duty, day in and day out, our economy would grind to a halt. They are America’s professional truck drivers.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
September 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Opinion

Opinion: Sensing the Future of Fleet Maintenance and Efficiency

Fuel is often one of the first considerations in calculating annual expenses. According to the American Transportation Research Institute’s 2017 Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking, nearly 40% of operating costs are derived from fuel alone.

Wally Stegall | Technical Fellow and Director of Business Development, Morey
August 28, 2018
Government, Business, Opinion

Opinion: Tips for US Carriers When Moving Their Business Into Mexico

There are three top considerations for U.S. carriers when moving their business into Mexico.

Dennis L. Templeton | Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer, Hub International Transportation Insurance Services Inc.
August 20, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Opinion

The Rise of Amazon Logistics

Stacked Amazon Prime boxes. Amazon packages sit at a doorstep in Maryland after delivery. (Shutterstock)

Amazon's announcement last month was a stay of execution, not a reprieve, and it’s only a matter of time before the company reveals plans for a comprehensive logistics network.

Eytan Buchman | Vice President of Marketing at Freightos
August 20, 2018
Technology, Logistics, Top 100, Opinion

Building a Case for True Collaboration

Two truck drivers having a meeting using a tablet computer. Two truck drivers having a meeting using a tablet computer. (Getty Images)

Even in today’s technology advanced environment, matching freight with capacity, particu­larly in the spot market, remains a labor-­intensive process.

Noam Frankel | CEO of FreightFriend
August 20, 2018

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