Opinion
Opinion

Opinion: Opportunities Abound After Momentous Year

Just over a year ago, I delivered my first State of the Industry address at American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas — four months after taking over as president and CEO of ATA. Then as now, I am honored to lead this prestigious organization.

Chris Spear | President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
October 18, 2017
Government, Business, Opinion

Opinion: Advocacy Agenda Always Puts Drivers First

The 12 months I’ve spent as chairman of American Trucking Associations provided a whirlwind of great experiences and key victories for trucking. They also provided some career highlights.

Kevin Burch | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
October 13, 2017
Opinion

Opinion: Debunking Common Myths About Sleep Apnea

As the National Transportation Safety Board cites sleep apnea as a factor in New York City-area train crashes, the need for sleep apnea testing and treatment regulations will once again come to the forefront. The NTSB has been advocating for measures to reduce fatigue-related accidents in the transportation industry for years.

D. Alan Lankford Ph.D. | Chief Science Officer, SleepSafe Drivers
October 2, 2017
Opinion

Opinion: ELDs, Market Changes Require Fleets to Review How They Pay Drivers

One trend over the past several years is “activity-based pay," which compensates drivers for required tasks other than driving, such as waiting to be loaded, loading or unloading trailers, washing trucks, or documenting their deliveries, to name a few.

Jerry Robertson | Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, BOLT System
September 25, 2017
Opinion

Opinion: How Robin Hood Would Fund Our Infrastructure

Numerous studies by the Department of Transportation, the Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials, American Trucking Associations and the American Road and Transportation Builders Association have warned that the quality and quantity of U.S. transportation infrastructure is deficient and in dire need of permanent, long-term funding.

John A. Simourian | Chairman, Lily Transporation Corp.
September 15, 2017
Opinion

Opinion: Taking Time for Truck Driver Appreciation

Remember drivers during appreciation week Thinkstock

Let’s go back in time. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark departed on their Corps of Discovery Expedition on May 14, 1804, from near St. Louis. They first saw the Pacific Ocean on Nov. 7, 1805.

Kevin Burch | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
September 8, 2017
Opinion

Opinion: Why Autonomous Trucks Won’t Cost Jobs Anytime Soon

Daimler autonomous truck tested in Germany Daimler AG

With all the media buzz about autonomous vehicles, it was only a matter of time before autonomous trucks became part of the hype cycle. Take autonomous trucks one step further and some are already predicting job losses in transportation.

Pete Allen | Executive Vice President of Sales, MiX Telematics (North America)
August 28, 2017
Opinion

Opinion: Trucking Industry Needs ‘Ban the Box’ Solution

For many motor carriers, part of the driver shortage solution has been to attract nontraditional drivers to careers behind the wheel, including felons who have served time in prison and now are seeking employment.

Lana Batts | Co-President, Driver iQ
August 25, 2017
Technology, Autonomous, Opinion

Opinion: Four Disruptive Technology Trends in Trucking

When it comes to the trucking industry, we deal with a pace of change that has been constant for years: changing fuel costs, increased regulations, driver shortages, etc.

Victoria Kresge | Vice President, NationaLease
August 21, 2017
Technology, Opinion

Opinion: FMCSA Should Accept NAS Recommendations for CSA

Vigillo President Steve Bryan reviews each of the four categories in a recent report that outlines recommendations to reform the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

Steve Bryan | President, Vigillo
August 4, 2017

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