Editorial
Government, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Don’t Fear the Fuel Tax

Politicians have long been loathe to increase the federal tax on diesel and gasoline. Georgia is one example why they shouldn't worry.

Transport Topics
January 18, 2018
Editorial

Editorial: Trucking at TRB’s Forefront

Hours of highly detailed discussion at this month’s Transportation Research Board annual meeting focused on some of the most daunting long-range challenges facing the transportation industry. But one issue near and dear to the hearts of Transport Topics readers — hauling cargo — was at the forefront, be it along electrified highway corridors or across the last mile.

Transport Topics
January 12, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Cold Outside, but Transportation’s a Hot Topic

It's cold outside, but trucking issues will heat up with the Transportation Research Board's annual meeting just around the corner.

Transport Topics
January 4, 2018
Government, Business, Editorial

Editorial: The Roads Ahead in 2018

The roads where the trucking industry makes its living are expected to be busy in the year ahead — for a variety of reasons.

Transport Topics
December 27, 2017
Editorial

Editorial: Looking Back, Moving Ahead

So, how was your year?

Transport Topics
December 14, 2017
Editorial

Editorial: Costs of Doing Business

The trucking business is not a low-cost endeavor — think equipment, fuel, insurance — but the costs of doing business just keep increasing. What’s a motor carrier to do?

Transport Topics
December 7, 2017
Business, Editorial

Editorial: Help Wanted

Recruiting good commercial drivers can often feel like an uphill battle for many trucking companies, and the hill could get even steeper in the year ahead.

Transport Topics
November 30, 2017
Editorial

Editorial: The ‘Next Big Thing’?

Did the Next Big Thing in trucking recently drive across a stage in California?

Transport Topics
November 21, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: Following the Rules

In less than a month, the business of trucking will change. That’s the consensus of most when it comes to the federal mandate for use of electronic logging devices for the majority of truck drivers. The law is set to take effect Dec. 18, and we believe it’s a good thing for the industry.

Transport Topics
November 19, 2017
Editorial

Editorial: Trucking Is 'Tightening Up' in 2018

“Tighten Up” is the title of a catchy 1960s ditty by Archie Bell & The Drells from Houston, Texas. It’s also an apt description of the atmosphere in the trucking industry heading into 2018.

Transport Topics
November 9, 2017

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