Episode 8 of Key Up New York, the official podcast of the Trucking Association of New York (TANY), has just been released– and you won’t want to miss this one. Join TANY President Kendra Hems and CEO & entrepreneur Trent Griffin-Braaf, as they discuss the DOCCS "Jails to Jobs" program. This newly implemented initiative aims to improve re-entry into the workforce and reduce recidivism by focusing on connecting previously incarcerated individuals with education, resources and opportunities for job placement.
“After a turbulent few years marred by the pandemic and record-high inflation, New York’s economy is finally turning the corner. New York’s industrial backbone needs strong leadership from Gov. Hochul and the Legislature to maintain that progress, protect the small businesses that power the state, and lay the foundation for economic prosperity.
Episode 3 of Key Up New York, the official podcast of the Trucking Association of New York (TANY), is now available. In this podcast, host Kendra Hems, president of the association is joined by Zach Miller, the metro region operations manager for TANY to explore how many of the issues truckers experience in New York City have a ripple effect to bring about solutions for all areas throughout the state.
Don’t miss Episode 2 of Key Up New York, the official podcast of the Trucking Association of New York (TANY), as host Kendra Hems, president of the association is joined by Mark Giuffré of UPS and also TANY chairman of the board, discuss the importance of workforce development and other important issues facing the trucking industry.
Across the country and particularly in New York, there is a movement to tear down highways. This began with the I-81 in Syracuse and has emboldened advocates to target major thoroughfares for replacement. Highways are of course the offices of the trucking industry which provides between 70-75 percent of our nation’s freight, and 90 percent of freight to New York City. To the extent that freight is mentioned at all in these conversations, the focus is on removing “smoke belching trucks” and idealized shifts in modes of transportation. Never mind the incredible progress the trucking industry has made (and continues to make) in incorporating clean vehicles and technology into fleet operations or the fact that any other modes of transportation (maritime, rail, or cargo bike) must be done in coordination with current logistics providers.
With delivery demands at an all time high, New York is just one of many states struggling with truck “driver shortages”. The American Trucking Association (ATA) is reporting that as a whole, the trucking industry is short roughly 78,000 drivers based on the calculated optimal number of drivers versus freight demand. While this phenomena may seem to be bad news for big box stores, it’s good news for those looking to begin a brand-new career in a stable field.
Overview Of NYC’s Congestion Pricing And What It Means For Drivers
On Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 the Metropolitan Transportation Authority released an environmental assessment that calls for the implementation of the long delayed congestion price plan by no later than the end of 2023.
Welcome to the first of the Trucking Association of New York’s blog! We are excited to launch this feature of our website as it presents a chance to allow us to spread important information within our community regarding the latest training, events, and legislation involving trucking within the state of New York.