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.
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.
How to Profile Victims and Perpetrators of Human Trafficking
October 12, 2021
Annual domestic estimates of trafficking victims regularly reach the hundreds of thousands. To aid law enforcement in combatting this crime, Truckers Against Trafficking trains truck drivers and other transportation professionals to observe their surroundings and look out for particular characteristics of human traffickers and their victims.
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.
Observe & Report: Training to Combat Human Trafficking
July 19, 2021
Current domestic estimates put the number of victims of human trafficking in the hundreds of thousands. One of the locations often exploited by traffickers is truck stops, given the transient nature of the crime. To help address this, Truckers Against Trafficking regularly partners with trucking companies, commercial truck driving schools, and law enforcement agencies to train drivers to recognize potential signs of human trafficking
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.
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.
2020 Year in Review: Government
December 18, 2020
Transport Topics government reporters Eugene Mulero, Eleanor Lamb and Eric Miller recap their top three most significant government stories of 2020, part of our Year in Review package.
Taking Aim at Nuclear Verdicts
November 9, 2020
No fleet wants to be the next one to make news for being on the wrong end of a multimillion dollar settlement. And, yet, the latest research from American Transportation Research Institute shows the numbers rising.
February 28, 2020
Transport Topics' video coverage of the 2020 Technology & Maintenance Council in Atlanta.
2020 TMC Recap: Collaboration Rules the Day
February 27, 2020
Joe Howard, Transport Topics executive editor, gives his take on the TMC annual conference this year.
FMCSA Announces Tech-Celerate Now at 2020 TMC
February 25, 2020
Tech-Celerate Now, FMCSA’s first-of-its-kind program to bring together government agencies and private sector industry leaders to promote advanced driver assist systems, got a boost at American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.
Spear Assesses State of the Industry
October 7, 2019
ATA President Chris Spear delivered his state of the industry address to MCE 2019 attendees Oct. 7, announcing the creation of a marijuana policy committee among other areas of focus for the next year. Eleanor Lamb recaps the address.
ATRI's Top 10 Industry Issues
October 6, 2019
Transport Topics reporter Jim Stinson recaps the MCE 2019 session in which panelists discussed the 2019 release of American Transportation Research Institute's Top Industry Issues report.
Last Call for Transition to ELDs
October 6, 2019
Recapping the MCE panel session discussing the final months leading up to the deadline for converting from AOBRDs to ELDs.
One-on-One With FMCSA's Ray Martinez
August 15, 2019
FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez chats one-on-one with TT's Eleanor Lamb on the heels of the agency's release of proposed rule changes to hours of service.