How the U.S. Economy Rates in 2022
June 23, 2022
In a bid to combat inflation and fast price gains, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates this June by 75 basis-points. Chair Jerome Powell also indicated the likelihood of another large increase in July. Is the economy well-positioned to deal with higher interest rates while still recovering from the pandemic?
REPLAY! Optimize: Tech Sessions
June 6, 2022
Attention trucking technology and logistics leaders! This quarter's can't-miss virtual learning sessions are here. Join conversations between Transport Topics reporters and expert guests centered on the rising trends and issues in technology and freight logistics.
How to Build Up Trucking's Workforce With Labor Secretary Marty Walsh
May 16, 2022
ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello estimates that the industry needs at least 80,000 drivers today and more in the future to account for rising freight levels. The Biden administration has made efforts in the past year to encourage more men and women to enter the trucking industry. With the Department of Transportation and Department of Labor working in cooperation with industry stakeholders for paid apprenticeship and training programs, how successful are these efforts? In this special edition of Newsmakers, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh joins TT's Eugene Mulero and Dan Ronan to discuss the industry's workforce concerns, changing perceptions of trade professions, and partnering with public and private groups to work toward a common goal.
Passing the Torch: A Career Committed to Improving Infrastructure
April 8, 2022
Reflecting on the passage of the infrastructure bill, which projects will offer the most benefit to the trucking industry and what were some of the missed opportunities? As House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman, Rep. Peter DeFazio recognizes the value in investing in commercial transportation improvement projects like port modernization and workforce development. In this special edition of Newsmakers, Rep. Peter DeFazio joins TT's Eugene Mulero and Dan Ronan to discuss how Congress might respond to rising fuel costs, the problem with truck parking, and his decision to retire at the end of this term.
Granting Relief: How Ports Are Managing the Movement of Goods
March 24, 2022
Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach, Mario Cordero, joins TT's Dan Ronan to discuss his current outlook on port operations, the fate of the proposed container dwell time fee, and what the planned $450 million in grants from USDOT means for U.S. ports.
Safety in Numbers: NTSB's Jennifer Homendy
February 24, 2022
After Utah lowered the legal limit for blood-alcohol concentration in drivers to 0.05, the number of alcohol-related fatalities dropped by about 20% and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is now recommending other states follow suit.
En(Gauge): The Maintenance Learning Sessions
February 15, 2022
If you want to better understand current conversations in equipment and maintenance — from HVAC maintenance and trailer exemption rules to recruiting and retaining diesel technicians — then join us at En(Gauge)!
How ATA Stopped the Vaccine Mandate
February 11, 2022
Join TT’s Dan Ronan as he interviews ATA President Chris Spear and gets a behind-the-scenes look at how ATA took the industry’s case against the vaccine-or-test mandate all the way to the Supreme Court – and won.
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.