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Trucking has “unfinished business in Washington” that must be achieved despite “our foes [who] continue to sow the seeds of distrust and mistruths, spreading their own narrative about our industry,” declared American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear in a rallying speech on Oct. 29 at ATA’s annual Management Conference and Exhibition in Austin, Texas.

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2018 Fact Book: Highways

The decline of our nation's highways is evident in our 2018 Fact Book, with statistics indicating increasing congestion in our busiest regions and an increasing need for repair.

NYC to Invest $100M to Modernize Freight Distribution System

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $100 million plan to modernize the city’s freight distribution system, including investing in a new distribution network, increasing maritime and rail involvement, and promoting the use of low-emissions trucks.

Geotab Traces Federal Interstate Highway Development

Telematics provider Geotab has released an interactive map graphic that shows the development of the U.S. interstate highway system from the 1950s until the present day. The interactive timeline shows a detailed look at the development of the infrastructure that began in 1956 with the building of the I-70 between St. Louis and Kansas City.

Can the Electrical Grid Handle Electric Trucks?

Very few new power plants have been built in the U.S. in the past 10 years, yet demand for electric energy is rising, fueled by a boom in battery electric vehicle sales. Does the grid have the capacity to handle it?

Canada Senate: Country Not Prepared for Autonomous Vehicles

As the U.S. government mulls guidelines for autonomous vehicles that often don’t consider heavy trucks, a Canadian government panel has concluded that our neighbor to the north is ill-prepared for the arrival of autonomous and connected vehicles.