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Will Trump Effect Unseat Key House Transpo Leaders?
Will Trump Effect Unseat Key House Transpo Leaders?

October 18, 2016
Of great interest to the trucking industry is the impact Donald Trump’s recent free fall in the polls may have on the reelection of key members of the House...

ATA’s Spear Slams Proposed Speed-Limiter Rule
ATA’s Spear Slams Proposed Speed-Limiter Rule

October 4, 2016
The president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations has bluntly assessed as “dangerous” the key provisions of the proposed federal speed-limiter...

ATA Chief Spear Pushes Bold Agenda for Trucking
ATA Chief Spear Pushes Bold Agenda for Trucking

October 4, 2016
In a fast-paced and wide-ranging address, new American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear introduced himself to ATA members and asserted...

ATA’s Spear: Trucking Must “Take Seat at the Table” for Making Autonomous-Driving Policy
ATA’s Spear: Trucking Must “Take Seat at the Table” for Making Autonomous-Driving Policy

October 2, 2016
Because autonomous driving technologies offer “a lot of potential but also a lot of unknowns,” Chris Spear, ATA president, said trucking must “take our seat...

Navistar and VW Chiefs Talk Up Their Alliance Deal
Navistar and VW Chiefs Talk Up Their Alliance Deal

September 21, 2016
Just two weeks after revealing they had forged a “wide-ranging strategic alliance,” the chief executives of Volkswagen Truck and Bus and Navistar...

Alternative Fuels in the Age of Cheap Oil
Alternative Fuels in the Age of Cheap Oil

September 15, 2016
The slide in the price of diesel fuel over the past two years has complicated the decision to switch to alternative fuels for many fleets. But is cheap oil...

DOT Finally Proposes Truck Speed-Limiter Rule
DOT Finally Proposes Truck Speed-Limiter Rule

August 26, 2016
Federal safety regulators are proposing that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a specific maximum speed.

Truck Groups Take Issue with California Sustainable Freight Plan
Truck Groups Take Issue with California Sustainable Freight Plan

August 8, 2016
The release of the final version of California’s Sustainable Freight Action Plan has been met with harsh criticism by two groups representing Golden State’s...

Parsing the Party Platforms on Transportation
Parsing the Party Platforms on Transportation

July 24, 2016
The text of both the Democratic and Republican 2016 platforms runs for about 50 pages and each devotes just about 200 words to issues directly related to...

Truck Ramming Again Recognized as Terrorist Threat
Truck Ramming Again Recognized as Terrorist Threat

July 15, 2016
The massacre by truck in Nice, France on July 14 raises anew the question of what can be done to prevent low-tech but devastating truck-ramming assaults of...