The Federal Response to a Disrupted Supply Chain
January 19, 2022
By the end of last year, the long-awaited $1 trillion infrastructure policy bill was signed into law, the holiday season saw the vast majority of packages delivered with minimal delays, and the USDOT announced more than $241 million in grants to domestic ports.
Investing in the Future of the Supply Chain
December 21, 2021
While the pandemic exacerbated weaknesses in the global supply chain, new opportunities for the trucking industry to grow domestically have also been uncovered.
Video: Happy Holidays From Transport Topics
December 20, 2021
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Year-in-Review and Economic Outlook for 2022
December 9, 2021
Infrastructure issues exacerbated by the pandemic, like kinks in the global supply chain and port congestion, have caused freight costs and delivery times to soar. Consumer demand may be growing but businesses are struggling to keep up and global economic recovery is being hampered.
Analyzing the Industry's Most Critical Concerns
November 16, 2021
At the American Trucking Associations' 2021 Management Conference & Exhibition, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released their annual report "Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry." For the fifth year in a row, the driver shortage led the list of top industry concerns.
The Economic Impact of Supply Chain Disruptions
November 4, 2021
While some ports have announced a move to 24/7 operations, supply chain disruptions are expected to persist through 2022 and - with holiday season around the corner - what does this mean for the nation's retailers?
Video: MCE Day 3 Recap
October 26, 2021
ATA President Chris Spear's State of the Industry address highlighted Day 3 activity at MCE 2021.
Video: Meet Trucking's Frontline Heroes for 2021
October 26, 2021
Meet truckers Cully Frisard and Gene Woolsey, Transport Topics' Trucking's Frontline Heroes for 2021.
Video: MCE Day 1 Recap
October 24, 2021
Transport Topics Executive Editor Joe Howard recaps events of Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exhibition.
Investing in the Nation's Highways
August 24, 2021
On August 10, the Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and it now moves to the House for consideration. The passage of the bill would mean new funding for surface transportation programs, including the greatest investment in the nation's bridges since the formation of the Interstate Highway System.
Supply & Demand: How Ports Operate in a Stretched Supply Chain
June 29, 2021
For the last nine months, ports have seen record container volumes with movement limited and more supplies needed. As a lynchpin of our supply chain, managing a port requires high-functioning information systems to predict and plan for supply and demand as well as communicating with every link in the value chain.
The Value of a Good Driver
March 1, 2021
Just last month, a number of carriers announced driver pay increases mirroring a wider trend in the industry that emerged last year. Is this an effective strategy for combatting the worsening driver shortage? President & CEO of the National Transportation Institute, Leah Shaver, joins TT's Dan Ronan for a conversation about driver recruitment and retention in today's market and what tools fleet executives can use to succeed.
What We Know About the Economy in 2021
February 1, 2021
2021 welcomes a new administration and offers a new climate in which to negotiate freight hauling, but it must also contend with some of 2020's ailments, including a continuing pandemic and the wildly disparate performance of different business sectors. ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello joins TT's Dan Ronan to discuss this interesting economic moment and what it means for the trucking industry.
Navigating the Driver Shortage
January 19, 2021
The latest economic report from ATA estimates the driver shortage to be over 60,000. What role has the pandemic played? Older drivers chose to retire while potential drivers found licensing difficult with the closure of state motor vehicles offices. The launch of the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse database also impacted the number of drivers on the road.
2020 Year in Review: Technology, Business, Government
December 22, 2020
We asked Transport Topics reporters for technology, business and government to try to put 2020 into perspective by identifying the three most significant stories of the year in their coverage area. Here's what they said.
Delivering a Cure
December 22, 2020
President Life Sciences and Healthcare for DHL, Larry St Onge, joins TT's Dan Ronan for a conversation about managing the shipments of the Pfizer vaccine, and what care is being taken to ensure safe delivery. Watch now!