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ATA Initiative Highlights the Costs of Crumbling Infrastructure

The American Trucking Associations has launched a new initiative that highlights the nation’s infrastructure needs by demonstrating the extreme costs of traffic congestion and road disrepair.

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Meet the Pro-Marijuana, Pro-LGBT Rights Truck Driver Running for Governor of Alabama

Jason Childs says his job as a long-haul trucker has challenged his views about working- and middle- class Americans and how neither political party today is addressing their needs. Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.

Commentary: Lessons from an Election

Editor in chief Deborah Lockridge contemplates the lessons of the volatile 2016 presidential election and what the trucking industry can learn from it.

Parsing the Party Platforms on Transportation

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 transportation. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the positions presented are largely mirror images; that is to say, they are direct opposites.

Bernie Sanders vs. Trucks – and the Importance of Context

Bernie Sanders may need a little education on the essentiality of trucks, but contrary to what you may have heard, he's not calling for a ban. HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge has more in her All That's Trucking blog.

Commentary: Don't Leave Trade Schools out of 'Free College' Debate

The skyrocketing cost of college tuition is indeed a problem. But at risk of being overlooked is the need to get more students into the nation’s trade schools.

What Happens When Highway Funding Runs Out During an Election Year?

Remember the "fiscal cliff" and what a political fiasco that was? Well, a major political news and analysis website is predicting that dealing with the highway funding crisis in an election year is going to be just as bad.