The staff of TTNews.com welcomes you to a brighter, better way to experience our trucking and freight transportation news, whether you're on your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop. We've got a full day of important news items, fun features, live videos and prize giveaways on tap.
On new site was a long time in the making, and while we're pretty proud of it, we know there are some things that take getting used to, and inevitably some things that don't work quite right on Day One. We're happy to hear what you think: Feedback (good or bad), questions, tell us about a problem you've discovered.
Here's a rundown of events we are planning throughout the day:
9 a.m. EDT – Welcome video – Our staff says hello and welcome to the redesigned site in this special video.
9:30 a.m. – Exclusive interview with one of the industry's top executives, by reporter Ari Ashe.
10:30 a.m. – Think you know equipment? Take our Equipment Quiz!
11 a.m. – A report is released that examined the federal Compliance, Safety, Accountability scoring program (preview here).
12:30 p.m. – A photo gallery of photographer John Sommers’ favorite trucking photos.
1:00 p.m. — Executive Editor Joe Howard talks with Senior Features Reporter Daniel Bearth, who offers a sneak peek of the release of our upcoming TT 100 For-Hire rankings and latest industry trends. Watch via a "Behind the Scenes" video on Facebook Live.
1:30 p.m. — Guided tour of the Transport Topics newsroom with Marketing Director Tara McClelland. Watch via Facebook Live.
2 p.m. — Managing Editor Lorrie Grant talks with Managing Editor/Features Seth Clevenger, taking midyear stock of all things technology, and looking ahead to the second half of the year. Watch via a "Behind the Scenes" video on Facebook Live.
2:30 p.m. — Managing Editor Lorrie Grant talks with government reporters Eugene Mulero and Eric Miller about today's release of the CSA study. They'll also look back and look ahead at action on the Congressional and regulatory fronts. Watch via a "Behind the Scenes" video on Facebook Live.
3:30 p.m. – Read about a company that wants to hire truck drivers to pilot trucks from a remote control center.
4 p.m. – More shippers are postponing payments to freight carriers, raising increasing concerns among trucking companies. A story by Daniel Bearth.