Business, Equipment

Medium-Duty Sales Build on 2017 Gains, Surpass 16,000 in January

Kenworth Class 6 K270 cabover trucks Kenworth Class 6 K270 cabover trucks (TruckPR/Flickr)

U.S. retail sales of medium-duty trucks in January surpassed 16,000 units, up 9.9% from a year earlier, reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Uber, Amazon Making Presence Felt in Transportation Industry

Ken Cassar of Slice Intelligence Cassar by Ari Ashe/Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Executives in the truck stop and travel plaza industry see the encroachment of technology giants into the transportation industry, but savvy leaders will find ways to capitalize on this trend to make more money, an analyst said during a presentation at the annual NATSO Connect conference.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

With Waymo Settlement, Uber CEO Clears the Way for Company’s Future

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It’s a paradox: How can paying a quarter of a billion dollars to a rival and issuing an apology be considered a win?

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
February 13, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Minnesota DOT Installing Technology to Guide Truckers to Parking Spaces

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Truck drivers passing through Minnesota who need of a safe place to pull off the road will be getting help from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, which last week began installing new technology that will let them know in real time if rest areas still have parking spaces available.

Tim Harlow | StarTribune
February 13, 2018
Business, Equipment

National Electrical Contractors Association Requests ELD Exemption

The National Electrical Contractors Association has applied for an exemption from the requirement for its members’ drivers to use electronic logging devices to record hours of service.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2018
Business, Equipment

Dana Sales Up, but Tax Charge Hurts Profits

Dana axles at a trucking trade show Dana Inc. axles at a trucking trade show last year. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Industrial parts supplier Dana Inc. reported Feb. 13 its fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 results, stating a net loss of $104 million in the fourth quarter compared with income of $485 million in the same period in 2016.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2018
Government, Equipment, Fuel

Analysis: How California Guards Its Power on Fuel Standards

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In 2012, the Barack Obama administration imposed regulatory standards that require significant increases in the fuel economy of automobiles. Intent on reducing regulatory costs, the Donald Trump administration is rethinking those standards. But it’s encountering a major roadblock: California.

Cass R. Sunstein | Bloomberg News
February 13, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety, Opinion

Opinion: Truck Rental Industry Remains Vigilant Against Terrorism

No law on the books can prevent the lone-wolf intentions of a madman set on harming people with a vehicle. But we can take steps to prepare.

Jake Jacoby | CEO, Truck Renting and Leasing Association
February 12, 2018
Business, Equipment

Tax Reform Affects Profits as Cummins Reports Record Revenue in 2017

Engines hang at a Cummins Inc. factory Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Cummins Inc., the only independent engine maker in North America, reported a fourth-quarter loss tied to tax-related charges, though revenue rose. Also, full-year profit fell amid record sales.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Amazon Threat Has Maersk Racing to Stop Clients From Becoming Rivals


The world’s biggest container shipping line is trying to stop customers like Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. from becoming competitors in just a few years’ time.

Christian Wienberg and Alaric Nightingale | Bloomberg News
February 12, 2018