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.

Mercedes-Benz Unveils New Sprinter Van

February 6, 2018

The new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van makes its first public appearance Feb. 6, 2018, at the vehicle's world premier in Duisburg, Germany. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

Infrastructure Plan Reaction From Trucking Industry

January 23, 2018

TT's Eugene Mulero talks with colleague Burney Simpson about trucking industry concerns being raised about a tolling plan and other features that the White House appears to be considering in its $1 trillion infrastructure proposal. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

ATA's Bill Sullivan on Infrastructure, Autonomous, F4A

January 17, 2018

ATA Executive Vice President of Advocacy Bill Sullivan talks with TT's Eugene Mulero about lobbying efforts around infrastructure, autonomous policies and meal-and-rest-break legislation, part of our LiveOnWeb 2018 Government Outlook. More at

Rep. Sam Graves on Infrastructure, Highway Trust Fund

January 17, 2018

Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) tells Transport Topics' Eugene Mulero he thinks the House "will move pretty fast" once it gets an infrastructure proposal from the Trump administration. He also talks about the Highway Trust Fund and "changing the funding culture." More in our Jan. 17 LiveOnWeb program, "2018 Government Outlook" at

2018 Government Outlook

January 17, 2018

Transport Topics' Eugene Mulero hosts this authoritative look at the regulatory and legislative action expected to come out of Washington this year and how it will affect trucking businesses. More at

Preview: 2018 Government Outlook

January 12, 2018

TT's Eugene Mulero gives a preview of the Jan. 17 LiveOnWeb program, 2018 Government Outlook, with guests Rep. Sam Graves, ATA's Bill Sullivan, Eno's Jeff Davis, and TT's Eric Miller. Watch at noon ET on Jan. 17 at (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello on 2017 as 'A Transition Year'

December 13, 2017

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello (right) looks back on the 2017 year in trucking, calling it a "transition year" and expecting better things ahead for 2018. His interview with TT's Joe Howard is part of our Dec. 13 LiveOnWeb program, "2017 Year in Review."

2017 Year in Review

December 13, 2017

How will 2017 be remembered in the trucking industry? TT reporters and editors are joined by ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello to put the year's top business and government stories into perspective.

Cummins' Tim Proctor on Customizing Power Solutions

November 22, 2017

Video: Cummins' Tim Proctor, left, talks with TT's Roger Gilroy about meeting the fuel economy needs of customers who are concerned about global warming.

Frito-Lay's Mike O'Connell on PepsiCo's Fuel-Efficiency Strategy

November 17, 2017

Frito-Lay Senior Director of Supply Chain Mike O'Connell, right, discusses PepsiCo's "Performance With Purpose" strategy to reduce the greenhouse gas impact of its fleet with TT's Roger Gilroy.

NACFE's Mike Roeth on Diesel Efficiencies

November 17, 2017

North American Council for Freight Efficiency Executive Director Mike Roeth (right) discusses diesel efficiencies demonstrated during the Run on Less event, and where diesel fits into the future of trucking as a power source, with TT Executive Editor Joe Howard.

Powering the Trucks of Tomorrow

November 17, 2017

On the heels of Tesla's electric truck unveiling, our Nov. 17 LiveOnWeb program took a look at fuel efficiency and cost-savings gains that cleaner-running diesel and natural gas promise, as well as the intriguing potential that electric offers, even for Class 8 trucks.

NGVAmerica's Dan Gage on the Role of Natural Gas

November 17, 2017

"Natural gas is ready right now, it’s available, and it should be part of that overall equation when any fleet operator or transit company looks to deliver goods," says Dan Gage (right), president of Natural Gas Vehicles for America, talking with TT's Joe Howard. More at (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

Tesla Unveils Electric Semi-Truck

November 16, 2017

Tesla unveiled its highly anticipated electric-powered semi-truck on Nov. 16, 2017. Here are its first public moments and the introduction by company co-founder Elon Musk. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

Preview: Powering the Trucks of Tomorrow

November 9, 2017

Will the trucks of tomorrow be powered by diesel, natural gas or electricity? Transport Topics' Seth Clevenger and Joe Howard preview the Nov. 17 LiveOnWeb program, "Powering the Trucks of Tomorrow," which will help fleets evaluate their short-term and long-term power options.

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)