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The Top Priorities for the New FMCSA Administrator

October 7, 2022

On September 26, Robin Hutcheson was officially confirmed as the new Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. During her time as acting administrator, Hutcheson worked with trucking industry stakeholders to address concerns about the supply chain and workforce development. What are her top priorities as she enters this new role? In this special edition of Newsmakers, FMCSA Administrator Robin Hutcheson joins TT's Eugene Mulero and Dan Ronan to discuss truck parking, automated driving systems, and working with the industry to promote safety.

The Future of Freight Transportation in Ports, Policy, and Pilot Programs

August 1, 2022

With the U.S. experiencing a 40-year high on both inflation and fuel prices, the freight transportation industry has much to contend with in addition to persistent supply chain challenges. How much of an impact will state policies like AB 5 have on the industry? Register now to hear ATA President Chris Spear address these concerns and more on Aug. 11.

The Smartest Strategy for Highway Safety

July 18, 2022

Understanding trends in highway inspection violations can help you better form your safety strategy. What safety technology trends are the most relevant to those operating commercial vehicles? Register to watch the replay of our interview with CVSA Executive Director Collin Mooney.

How the U.S. Economy Rates in 2022

July 12, 2022

While consumer spending and demand remain steady, is there concern that uncertainties abroad pose a risk to the supply chain and our economic future? ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello joins Dan Ronan to discuss the outlook for the industry and for the U.S. economy overall.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kendis - Newsmakers

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.

Spear - Newsmakers

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.

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