Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous, Logistics

Distracted Driving, Industry Regulations Top ATRI’s Research Priorities

Efforts that would minimize distracted driving and evaluate the impact of regulations on the trucking industry are high on the list of research priorities this year for the American Transportation Research Institute, the group announced May 2.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 2, 2017
Opinion, Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Opinion: More Mergers and Acquisitions for Truckers

The recent announcement that Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation are merging is a much bigger and industry-changing event than realized. It comes on the heels of another major development: the public offering by Schneider. In three years, these two deals will be viewed as having set in motion a number of mergers and acquisitions at a pace never witnessed before in the truckload and intermodal industry.

May 1, 2017
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Paper Checks Still Common in Trucking; Move Underway to Migrate to E-Payments


Many trucking and third-party logistics companies still write checks to pay their invoices, but efforts are underway to transition from pen and paper to point-and-click e-payments. If successful, it would shift decades-old business patterns ingrained in the industry.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
May 1, 2017
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Allen Lund Co. Forms Joint Venture, TransKool Solutions

Allen Lund Co.

Allen Lund Co. has formed a joint venture with Santos International called TransKool Solutions, which will operate a temperature-controlled warehouse in McAllen, Texas, and offer brokerage services to transport produce and other refrigerated goods from Mexico to the United States and Canada.

Transport Topics
April 28, 2017
Business, Safety, Technology, Government, Equipment, Logistics

Platinum Equity to Buy American Traffic Solutions

Platinum Equity has agreed to buy American Traffic Solutions, a company that provides red-light and speed safety cameras along with automated toll-payment and violation-management systems in the United States and Canada.

Transport Topics
April 24, 2017
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Editorial: Industry Consolidation Warming Up

With the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closing down “the greatest show on Earth,” it appears that truckload executives and investors are pitching in to fill the void.

April 17, 2017
Business, Safety, Government

Consumer Comfort in US Rises for Sixth Time in Seven Weeks


Consumer confidence climbed for the sixth time in the last seven weeks as Americans became more upbeat about the U.S. economy than at any time since 2001, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index figures showed April 13.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
April 13, 2017
Opinion, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous, Logistics

Opinion: American Trucking Industry Depends on Drivers

The American trucking industry depends on drivers: a simple statement but one that bears repeating. As president of American Trucking Associations, I have the great privilege of representing 3.5 million professional truck drivers, working on their behalf in Washington to make our industry better, to make their jobs easier.

April 10, 2017
Government, Safety

Supreme Court Declines to Review a Driver's Sleep Apnea Lawsuit Against Crete Carrier Corp.

Rachel Tayse/Flickr

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case involving an obese truck driver who claimed in a lawsuit that his employer, Crete Carrier Corp., should not have required him to submit to a sleep study to determine if he had sleep apnea.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 6, 2017
Business, Safety, Autonomous, Logistics, Government, Fuel

Kevin Burch: Taking the Story of Trucking to the White House

I love trucks. As I travel the country as chairman of American Trucking Associations, I wear a simple button with a simple message: “I Love Trucks.” I even wear it in my official ATA chairman’s portrait. It’s a button I encourage everyone I meet to wear. It starts conversations about this great industry and gives me a chance to tell our story.

Kevin Burch | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
April 5, 2017