Equipment
Business, Equipment

Trail King, Goldhofer Reach Distribution Agreement

Trail King Trail King Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck (Trail King)

Trail King Industries announced it would become the exclusive U.S. and Canadian distributor of highway trailers made in Germany by Goldhofer AG, which also will become the sole distributor of Trail King products globally.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Yamato, DeNA Test Autonomous Delivery System in Japan

Electric cars for the Robo-neko-yamato autonomous van delivery service, operated by Yamato Transport Co. and DeNA Co., stand in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, April 16, 2017. (Akio Kon/Bloomberg News)

On April 24, Yamato Transport Co. and DeNA Co. tested an autonomous vehicle delivery service to gauge the potential of self-driving technology in the field of logistics.

Kazuaki Nagata | Japan Times, Tokyo
April 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Freightliner Launches Cabover Refuse Truck

Freightliner Truck Daimler's new Econic SD refuse truck (Daimler Trucks North America)

LAS VEGAS — Daimler Trucks North America has introduced a low cab-forward refuse model for its Freightliner brand that the company said will complete its vocational lineup.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
April 24, 2018
Business, Equipment

Paccar Sets Record for Quarterly Revenue

Peterbilt Model 579 TruckPR

Paccar Inc. notched record quarterly revenue and soaring net income in the first quarter, benefiting from a truck market that continues to climb.

Transport Topics
April 24, 2018
Business, Equipment

Caterpillar Gives Vote of Confidence to Global Economy

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Caterpillar Inc. raised its earnings forecast in a sign that industries from mining to energy are gaining momentum amid a stronger global economy — assuming no trade wars.

Joe Deaux | Bloomberg News
April 24, 2018
Business, Equipment

Volvo Reports Higher Quarterly Net Income, Revenue as North American Orders Soar

Volvo trucks at a customer service center Volvo trucks at a Virginia customer service center. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

AB Volvo reported first-quarter net income and revenue increased despite supply chain constraints in North America’s surging truck market.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Electric Buses Starting to Dampen Demand for Diesel

A double decker electric bus stands at the BYD Coach and Bus factory in Lancaster, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

Electric buses were seen as a joke at an industry conference in Belgium seven years ago when Chinese manufacturer BYD Co. showed an early model.

Jeremy Hodges | Bloomberg News
April 24, 2018
Business, Equipment

GE Is in Talks to Unload Rail Business in Deal With Wabtec

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

General Electric Co., the beleaguered manufacturer undergoing a strategic review, is in talks to sell its century-old locomotive business to rail-equipment maker Wabtec Corp., according to people familiar with the matter

Ed Hammond Aaron Kirchfeld and Rick Clough | Bloomberg News
April 23, 2018
Business, Equipment

VTNA President Göran Nyberg Moves to VW Bus and Truck Division

Volvo Electric Truck Electric Volvo Truck (Volvo Trucks)

Göran Nyberg, the president of Volvo Trucks North America, has moved to Volkswagen AG’s European subsidiary MAN Truck & Bus, spurring Volvo to name a veteran to fill Nyberg’s role on an acting basis.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 23, 2018
Business, Equipment

Stemco Offers Automatic TrailerTail

Trailers Shutterstock

Stemco Products Inc. announced its TrailerTail Automatic fuel-saving system, the newest version of its signature TrailerTail products. It deploys automatically when the trailer reaches 35 mph.

Transport Topics
April 23, 2018

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