ACT Research: Steve Tam on Transport Topics Radio Part II, SiriusXM

ACT Research Co.
3 min readOct 3, 2019

Steve Tam was a guest on Dan Ronan’s Transport Topics Radio on the June 1 show. This is part two of this interview. Transport Topics Associate News Editor/Print and Multimedia Dan Ronan was joined by: Matt Hart, executive director of the Illinois Trucking Association, on the just-completed legislative session and the impact on trucking in the “Land of Lincoln.” Kelly Nantel, vice president of communications at the National Safety Council, on an alarming new report indicating there are serious concerns about drivers texting in construction work zones. TT reporter Eric Miller on his coverage of the controversy concerning the transportation of hemp by some trucking companies and why law enforcement in some states stops drivers and confiscates their cargo. Steve Tam, vice president at ACT Research, on how the trucking industry is doing from an economic standpoint at the almost halfway point of 2019. As Vice President at ACT Research, Steve Tam is one of two principal commercial vehicle market analysts. Since being promoted to his current position in October 2008, he was appointed to the Board of Directors and became a Managing Member of ACT Research in September 2016. He also leads the used truck market efforts for ACT. Other responsibilities include project and database management; and collection, analysis, and reporting of specialty data series. In addition to being frequently sought after as a guest speaker at industry events and giving presentations to private companies, you will often see him quoted in industry publications, newspapers and business periodicals. Transport Topics Radio has expanded its rebroadcast programming on SiriusXM Radio, Channel 146. Dan Ronan Ronan Each week, host Dan Ronan, TT’s associate news editor/print and multimedia, brings listeners up-to-date news from government, business, logistics and other sectors of the industry. The program initially airs live on Saturdays from 1–3 p.m. ET. The program is also rebroadcast three times each weekend. In addition to the first airing, you can hear TT Radio at the following times: • Saturday nights from 11 p.m. ET until Sundays at 1 a.m. ET • Sunday afternoons from noon-2 p.m. ET • Sunday nights from 9–11 p.m. ET SiriusXM is available live and on demand at with a paid subscription.

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