Brian Runnels, VP of Safety for Reliance Partners joined us live from the American Trucking Associations' annual Management Conference & Exhibition, which took place in Nashville this year. MCE is one of the largest industry conferences hosted each year, drawing 4,000+ trucking executives and senior managers.
Brian gave us some of the highlights from this year's conference, including the American Transportation Research Institute's release of its annual Top Industry Issues report. According to that report, chief among the issues faced by commercial drivers and their carriers are driver pay, the driver shortage, truck parking, lawsuit abuse reform, shipper/receiver detention, and the CSA program.
ATRI's Top Industry Issues 2021
Brian also recapped ATA president Chris Spear's keynote address, in which he discussed hot-button issues like port congestion, chip shortages, the federal infrastructure bill, and much more. Be sure to catch the replay of our talk with Brian below!