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How the U.S. Economy Rates in 2022

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

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

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.

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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

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.

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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

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.

Buttigieg Newsmakers

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

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.

Happy Holidays!

Video: Happy Holidays From Transport Topics

December 20, 2021

This holiday season we want to take a moment to show you -- our readers, our advertisers, that you really, really matter to us... 

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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.

Newsmakers - Rebecca Brewster

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.

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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 2 Recap

October 25, 2021

Transport Topics Executive Editor Joe Howard recaps events of Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exhibition.

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