Episode 34

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Eugene Murelo

Executive Editor, Transport Topics

Joe Howard is executive editor of Transport Topics. He returned to TT in January 2017 after spending the prior 16 months in a communications role for two councils within American Trucking Associations. He had served in a variety of editorial roles at TT from 2008 to 2015. He describes himself as the “proud son of a diesel mechanic.”

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Eugene Mulero is the congressional reporter at Transport Topics, where he writes about major regional and national infrastructure projects, covers the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and analyzes developments in commercial inter modal connectivity.

Joe Howard

Roger Gilroy is a business reporter at Transport Topics. He covers suppliers, engine and truck makers, trailer manufacturers, diesel and alternative fuels, the blockchain, the used truck market and other business stories.

Bob Costello is chief economist and senior vice president for American Trucking Associations, managing ATA's collection, analysis and dissemination of trucking economic information. He also conducts economic analyses and has testified at congressional hearings on trucking issues.

Roger Gilroy

Reporter, Transport Topics 

Bob Costello

Chief Economist, ATA 

2017: Not a snoozefest.

“2017 was the year of excitement, evolution, anticipation, and change for trucking industry,” said Joe Howard, Executive Editor, Transport Topics.

2017 was not the year to sleep on. It was the year the Panama Canal was widened and the Bayonne Bridge reopened altering the business landscape and opened opportunity for business leaders in unprecedented ways.

This week, the Transport Topics editorial team took stock of those issues and the opportunities that they created. The live episode, now available on-demand, reviewed the biggest movements in ELD mandate, major mergers beyond fleets, effects of the hurricanes on freight throughout the country, and tax reform. 

Led by Editorial Director Joe Howard, the conversation reveals the extent to which 2017’s strong business climate could lead you to a better 2018.

Join us at noon EDT on Aug. 23. 

Mike Roeth is the executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and leads the trucking efficiency operations for the Carbon War Room. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Ohio State University and a master’s in organizational leadership from the Indiana Institute of Technology.

Ari Ashe has been with Transport Topics since June 2016 covering the business of the commercial transportation industry. Prior to coming to TT, he covered commuter transportation for WTOP-FM, an all-news radio station in Washington, D.C.

Mike Roeth

Executive Director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency 

Ari Ashe

Reporter, Transport Topics

Show time: 12 PM ET, Wednesday December 13

While we prepare the replay, take a look at our full interview with Bob Costello, ATA Chief Economist (right). Join in as he looks back on the 2017 year in trucking, calling it a "transition year" and expecting better things for 2018. His interview with TT's Joe Howard is part of our Dec. 13 LiveOnWeb program, "2017 Year in Review."

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