Business, Equipment, TCA

Analysis: Is Regulation Driving the Driver Shortage?

CDL students learning to drive Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The trucking industry is predicting solid growth in the coming years, but it faces hurdles caused by increased regulation and an ongoing shortage of truckers.

Erin Mundahl | (Washington, D.C.)
July 21, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Canadian Pacific Railway Sees End of the Line for Government-Owned Grain Cars

Canada rail yard Roy Luck/Flickr

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. is ready to buy its own grain cars, sidelining 6,000 government-provided ones from the 1970s that are no longer up to the job.

Frederic Tomesco | Bloomberg News
July 20, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

FMCSA Chief: CSA to Have Public Meeting, Defends ELD Mandate

PeopleNet ELD PeopleNet

WASHINGTON — A meeting to gather input on ways to improve the Compliance, Safety, Accountability performance scoring program for carriers will be scheduled this year, the country’s top trucking regulator told House lawmakers on July 18.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 20, 2017
Technology, Equipment

Southern California Ports Release Proposed Clean Air Action Plan Update

Port of Los Angeles Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., released their proposed 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update as they prepare ultimately to achieve zero emissions for trucks and terminal equipment.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 19, 2017
Business, Equipment

FleetPride Expands in Texas

FleetPride FleetPride Inc.

Aftermarket distributor FleetPride opened a second branch in Houston to enhance customer service in southeast Texas.

Transport Topics
July 19, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Prestolite Adds Technology to Protect Alternators

alternator Prestolite

Prestolite Electric developed isolated ground technology for its IdlePro and IdlePro Extreme alternators to protect engines from potentially severe electrolytic damage caused by stray voltage.

Transport Topics
July 19, 2017
Business, Equipment

Accuride Aftermarket Coating Matches What’s on Original Wheels

Accuride Wheels Accuride

Accuride Corp., in what it said was the first service of its kind for the aftermarket, launched its ProFinish steel wheel refinishing service for North American commercial vehicles that applies the same coating used on its original equipment wheels.

Transport Topics
July 19, 2017
Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Special Care Taken to Haul Out-of-This-World Cargo Along East Coast

Mars rover Courtesy of Kennedy Space Center

Motorists on Interstate 95 might be doing a double-take this summer as they share the road with a tractor-trailer hauling a highly unusual piece of cargo — a 5,500-pound Mars rover replica.

Olivia George | Special to Transport Topics
July 19, 2017
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Truck Sales Surge in June to 11-Month High

Truck Sales

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks in June climbed to an 11-month high amid a moderately improving economy, experts said, but at just over 17,000 were down nearly 6% year-over-year; and through the first six months of the year, sales were off 19%.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 19, 2017
Business, Equipment

2Q Earnings Gains at Volvo Driven by Construction Equipment, Not Trucks

volvo truck grille Justin Ide/Bloomberg News

Sales of construction equipment in China and Europe and to the global mining industry increased second-quarter sales and net income for Volvo AB, while the diversified manufacturer’s truck division, its largest, treaded water.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
July 19, 2017