Business, Equipment, Top 100

Daseke Creates Fleet Services Unit, Continues Purchasing Trend

Daseke's Moore Freight Services Moore Freight Services was a 2017 Daseke acquisition. (Daseke via Facebook)

Flatbed and specialized transportation carrier Daseke Inc., which has been in the throes of expansion — adding seven fleets last year and one so far in 2018 — has created a new unit to improve the way it buys, sells and maintains the thousands of pieces of equipment it operates.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 21, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

World Trade, Safety at Risk From New Fuel Rule, Ocean Shipping Group Says

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

A group representing the vast majority of the world’s ship owners said world trade is at risk if issues surrounding new fuel rules aren’t resolved quickly, providing the starkest warning yet as to the potential impact of regulations that are due to enter into force in less than two years’ time.

Alaric Nightingale | Bloomberg News
May 21, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Daimler, Deutsche Telekom Settle Toll-Collection Dispute

Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Daimler AG and Deutsche Telekom AG agreed to a 3.2 billion-euro ($3.8 billion) deal with the German government, ending a spat over the clunky start of a system to collect truck tolls that had become one of the country’s longest-running legal disputes.

Karin Matussek and Stefan Nicola | Bloomberg News
May 21, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Gov. John Kasich Opens Ohio Roads to Autonomous Testing

Ohio smart corridor A truck travels along Ohio's smart corridor. (Ohio Department of Transportation)

Ohio’s public roads and highways are open to autonomous vehicle testing as mandated in an executive order recently signed by Gov. John Kasich.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 21, 2018
Business, Equipment

Doggett Buys Arkansas Truck Dealership

Leslie Doggett Industries purchased privately held Truck Centers of Arkansas and also gained distribution rights for Freightliner and Western Star trucks and parts in 45 counties in Arkansas and three counties in Oklahoma.

Transport Topics
May 21, 2018
Business, Equipment

DTNA Adds Parts Distribution Center in Iowa

DTNA warehouse DTNA's new distribution center in Grimes, Iowa. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler Trucks North America announced the opening of its newest parts distribution center in Grimes, Iowa, intended to provide faster service to customers located in the Midwest.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

Jacobs Launches Less Complex Engine Brake

Jacobs Vehicle Systems announced its 1.5 Stroke HPD, a new variation of the innovative high power density engine brake that the company introduced on a demonstration truck in 2016.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Meritor Tire Inflation System Available on Vanguard, CIMC Trailers

Meritor Inc. John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Meritor Inc. announced its tire inflation system with ThermALERT is a standard/preferred option on Vanguard dry van and CIMC refrigerated trailers.

Transport Topics
May 18, 2018
Business, Equipment

VW’s MAN to Become Leaner as Parent Weighs Split, Truck IPO

Truck cabins pass along a quality check line inside the MAN SE factory, operated by Volkswagen AG, in Munich, Germany, on May 16. (Matthias Doering/Bloomberg News)

MAN SE will take steps to become more profitable as owner Volkswagen AG prepares to split the 260- year-old German industrial conglomerate and potentially sell a stake in its commercial vehicles division to outside investors.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

FedEx Express Driver Mark Brundage Takes Home Top Prize in Virginia Championships

Virginia is for lovers, and Mark Brundage loves the 4-axle. Finishing first in the class, Brundage earned the best-in-show trophy at the state’s annual truck driving championships.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 18, 2018