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How to Build Up Trucking's Workforce

COMING SOON: How to Build Up Trucking's Workforce With Labor Secretary Marty Walsh

May 2, 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.

2017 MCE Wrapup

October 26, 2017

TT's Seth Clevenger and Eugene Mulero discuss the key takeaways from the 2017 Management Conference & Exhibition, where addressing the driver shortage was one of the more prominent themes. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

Impact of 'Phased-In' ELD Mandate

August 29, 2017

TT's Seth Clevenger and Eric Miller discuss the impact of the Aug. 28 announcement that CVSA will employ a "phased-in" enforcement of the electronic logging device mandate that takes effect Dec. 18, 2017.

Tom Poduch of Transervice Logistics on ELDs

August 23, 2017

Tom Poduch, director of design logistics at Transervice, talks about transitioning from AOBRDs to ELDs and other ELD topics with TT's Seth Clevenger. Part of our Aug. 28 LiveOnWeb program, "The ELD Landscape Ahead."

Russ Elliott on Melton Truck Lines' ELD Implementation

August 23, 2017

Russ Elliott, senior vice president of operations at Melton Truck Lines in Tulsa, Okla., tells TT's Seth Clevenger about his carrier's experience with ELD implementation. Part of our Aug. 23 LiveOnWeb: The ELD Landscape Ahead. Watch full program at

The ELD Landscape Ahead

August 23, 2017

How strictly will the ELD mandate be enforced? If you have AOBRDs, should you switch or wait? TT Managing Editor/Features Seth Clevenger hosted LiveOnWeb: The ELD Landscape Ahead with special guest Joe DeLorenzo of FMCSA and additional guests by prerecorded video.

Dan Horvath Talks About Volunteering at NTDC

August 15, 2017

Each year the National Truck Driving Championships and Step Van Driving Championships depends on the contributions of a massive volunteer force. Dan Horvath of TransForce describes his role in this interview with TT's Eugene Mulero. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Werner's Derek Leathers on Forecasting the Shifting Business Climate

July 13, 2017

Werner Enterprises CEO Derek Leathers discusses trucking's shifting business climate with TT's Daniel Bearth, part of our July 12 LiveOnWeb program on the 2017 Transport Topics Top 100 For-Hire Carrier rankings.

ATA's Bob Costello: Forecasting the Shifting Business Climate

July 13, 2017

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello talks with TT's Daniel Bearth about the shifting business climate for trucking, part of our July 12 LiveOnWeb program on the 2017 Top 100 For-Hire Carrier rankings. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

Trucking, Regulations and Congress: A Midyear Review and Look-Ahead

July 3, 2017

TT Managing Editor Lorrie Grant chats with government reporters Eugene Mulero and Eric Miller to recap the year so far in congressional and regulatory news that impact trucking, and looks ahead at the final six months. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

Rep. Sam Graves Vows House Will Produce Infrastructure Bill in 2017

May 22, 2017

Barring something catastrophic, Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) says the House will definitely produce an infrastructure bill this year, and while everything's on the table, he tells TT's Eugene Mulero "it will be hard to pass a gas tax in this Congress."

Infrastructure Week Reporter Roundtable

May 19, 2017

In a special Reporter Roundtable edition of LiveOnWeb, TT Congressional Reporter Eugene Mulero will look back at Infrastructure Week with the help of 3 Capitol Hill watchers: Jacob Fischler of CQ Roll Call, Kathryn Wolfe of Politico Pro and Melanie Zanona of The Hill.

Marcia Hale: 'Great Progress' on Infrastructure

May 15, 2017

Marcia Hale, president at Building America's Future, tells Eugene Mulero about her reaction to DOT Secretary Elaine Chao's kickoff event remarks, and what she's watching for during Infrastructure Week.

AFL-CIO's Tom Trotter on Trump's Infrastructure Plan

May 9, 2017

Tom Trotter, legislative affairs representative for the AFL-CIO, talks with TT's Eugene Mulero about the cost of inaction on infrastructure, a funding balance in Trump’s plan, and the role of P3s.

Ed Mortimer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a Possible Higher Gas Tax

May 2, 2017

Ed Mortimer the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director of Transportation Infrastructure talks about a possible higher gas tax.

Ed Hamberger of AAR on Infrastructure, Trucking Relationship

April 26, 2017

Ed Hamberger, CEO of Association of American Railroads, talks with TT's Eugene Mulero about his industry's interest in improving infrastructure and funding plans for it, as well as the relationship between the freight rail and trucking industries.

2017 MATS

March 25, 2017

TT reporters sit with industry executives and experts to discuss the state of the trucking industry at 2017 MATS.