‘Where are the regulators?’
Stephen Laskowski, the CEO of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, is clearly frustrated by trucking companies that are skirting the rules to gain a business advantage. "Where are the regulators?" he asked during a conversation at the recent Surface Transportation Summit. He also questions why major shippers -- including Fortune 500 companies -- are not aligning their transportation choices with corporate mission statements.
The 2020 economic outlook for trucking
The economic pendulum has swung when it comes to setting trucking rates. Carriers are giving up some of the gains secured last year, particularly in the spot market. But other factors will continue to place pressure on rates in the year to come. A panel at the 2019 Surface Transportation Summit offered a look at what 2020 has in store.
Focus On: A walk-around of the Hino XL8
Hino's new Class 8 offering, the XL8, has been in the pipeline for nearly a decade. It launched in 2018 and went into production in early 2019. It's not fancy, but it's solid and well built and was designed with the driver in mind. Equipment editor Jim Park takes us on a walk-around of the XL8 and it's new engine, the A09 at Hino's new manufacturing plant in Mineral Wells West Virginia.