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Inside the Tennis-Ball-Bounce Economic Recovery [Commentary]
Telematics Data Could Help Businesses Grow

Telematics Data Could Help Businesses Grow

Trucking-related decisions often revolve around trucks, loads and drivers, but some fleets believe the strength of an invisible thread – in the form of telematics data – will decide which businesses grow and scale.

October 23, 2020

TMC: What’s in a Name? [Commentary]

TMC: What’s in a Name? [Commentary]

Once upon a time, TMC stood for The Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations. Then during an ATA reorganization in 2001, "Technology" was added to its name and mission.

March 16, 2020

Visibility, Communication Key to Shipper-Carrier Relationships
Why Trucking Companies Need to Plan Now for a Cyber Attack
Commentary: How a Tough Winter Impacted Trucking
Analysis: Raising Federal Fuel Tax Makes Economic Sense

Analysis: Raising Federal Fuel Tax Makes Economic Sense

The way we pay for federally funded road and bridge projects hasn’t changed over the past 25 years and a fuel tax increase may provide the needed funding for our crumbling infrastructure. Analysis by Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.

April 3, 2018

Analysis: Why GDP Numbers Are Better Than You Think

Analysis: Why GDP Numbers Are Better Than You Think

In the early 1990s, it was common to hear economists define a healthy economy as one with gross domestic product growth of around 3% annually.These days, when growth gets close to that “magic number,” it’s greeted with a yawn — and it shouldn’t, says business contributing editor Evan Lockridge.

September 13, 2017

Analysis: Don't Mind the Bumps, Numbers Still Look Promising for 2017
Analysis: Economic Growth Springs Back to Life
Q&A: ATA Chairman Pat Thomas on What's Ahead in Lobbying
Get Ready to Say Goodbye to Paper Logs

Get Ready to Say Goodbye to Paper Logs

After 28 years of proposals, studies, drafts, revisions, legal battles and technological innovations – not to mention an Act of Congress – federal regulators are close to requiring most interstate commercial drivers to keep track of their work hours with an electronic device.

April 18, 2014

8 Things to Expect on Tomorrow’s Trucks

8 Things to Expect on Tomorrow’s Trucks

In some ways, the truck of the future is here today. What would a truck driver from decades ago think if he were suddenly transported from his own time into one of today’s state-of-the-art rigs?

December 9, 2013

Hiring Veterans

Hiring Veterans

“Veterans make excellent employees,” says Boyd Stephenson, who heads the American Trucking Associations’ driver licensing efforts. “They’re conscientious, they’re focused, they’re responsible; they’re everything you could want in an employee.”

November 26, 2013