Latest Articles

Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Louisiana Woman Pleads Guilty to Staging Truck Accident

New Orleans

A participant in a ring that staged two accidents the same day with two tractor-trailers in New Orleans has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 28, 2020
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Ryder Reports Profit Increase; Record Set for Used Vehicle Sales in Q3

Ryder trucks and facility

Ryder System Inc. reported net income rose and revenue dipped in the third quarter, as it noted used vehicles sales set a record.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Top 50

The Rise of the Warehouse Robot

XPO

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the decline of brick-and-mortar retail establishments and accelerated e-commerce, creating a massive logistical challenge for warehouse and distribution center operators.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Fleets Need to Navigate Changing NOx Standards

Dave Williams

Industry experts noted the speed of emissions regulation changes during the session titled “EPA vs. CARB Regulations: What does this Mean for a Fleet in 2022 and Beyond” during American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 28, 2020
Government

COVID-19 Relief Aid Package Still in Negotiations

Nancy Pelosi

Congressional leaders and the White House have yet to reconcile differences on COVID-19 emergency aid proposals.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 28, 2020
Business, Logistics

ATA’s New Chairman Sherri Garner Brumbaugh: An Inspiring Leader for Women

Sherri Garner Brumbaugh

On Oct. 28, Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, president of Findlay-based truckload carrier Garner Trucking Inc., was installed as the 76th chairman of American Trucking Associations during its 2020 Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 28, 2020
Business, Fuel, Logistics

E-Commerce Boom Offers Lifeline for Oil

An Amazon Prime truck passes workers controlling traffic outside an Amazon fulfillment center.

Look across the street from your home-office window: chances are you will see a delivery van.

October 28, 2020
Business, Logistics

Norfolk Southern Q3 Net Income Down; Revenue From Coal Shipments Plummets

Norfolk Southern train

Norfolk Southern Corp. carried 7% less freight in the third quarter, but the Class I railroad still beat Wall Street expectations when it reported third-quarter earnings Oct. 28.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Dana Posts Declines in Q3 Net Income, Revenue

Dana signage at event

Dana Inc. reported net income and revenue fell in the third quarter even as its markets rebounded from the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 28, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Toyota Recalls Additional 1.52 Million Vehicles on Stall Risk

Toyota announced a recall of 1.52 million vehicles on Oct. 28.

Toyota Motor Corp. added 1.52 million vehicles to a recall due to potentially defective fuel pumps that may cause stalling. That brings the number of recalled Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles sold in the U.S. to 3.34 million.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
October 28, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

USPS Ordered to Increase Late Trips for Election Mail

A USPS truck drives in Crockett, Calif., on Aug. 17.

A federal judge ordered Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to immediately begin authorizing more late delivery trips after an earlier injunction against the U.S. Postal Service’s disruptive operational changes failed to improve performance before the Nov. 3 election.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
October 28, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Produces Strong Q3 Earnings Amid E-Commerce Surge

UPS

UPS Inc. reported strong financial results in the third quarter as a surge in deliveries to businesses and homes lifted the Atlanta-based carrier through the three-month period.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 28, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

US Goods-Trade Gap Unexpectedly Narrows on Drop in Imports

Gantry cranes stand past a tractor-trailer truck at the Port of Baltimore in March 2020.

The U.S. merchandise-trade deficit unexpectedly narrowed in September from the prior month’s record as imports declined for the first time in four months.

Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
October 28, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Seeks Nominations for Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee

Traffic on Interstate 71

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is requesting nominations for people to serve on its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

VW’s Traton, Toyota’s Hino to Collaborate on Electrification

Hino Motors autonomous trucks travel in convoy during a demonstration in Japan.

Volkswagen AG and Toyota Motor Corp.’s truck subsidiaries are joining forces on battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles, enabling the companies to split the costs of developing technology needed to comply with stricter emission rules.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
October 28, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Zeta on Course to Hit New Orleans as Category 2 Hurricane

Damage is seen in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, on Oct. 27, after Hurricane Zeta passed through.

Hurricane Zeta is strengthening as it spins across the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to slam into New Orleans in the evening Oct. 28 as a Category 2 storm capable of uprooting trees and causing massive power outages.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
October 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Trucking Representatives Talk Silver Linings, Lingering Problems Amid Pandemic

Garner Brumbaugh

Although the coronavirus pandemic has presented numerous challenges, it has also allowed transportation companies to find ways to improve, especially in terms of communication, according to trucking industry representatives.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

12% of Vehicles Inspected Placed Out-of-Service

CVSA inspector checks brakes

Commercial vehicle inspectors put 12% of the 43,565 inspected commercial motor vehicles out-of-service for brake-related violations during Brake Safety Week Aug. 23-29, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance said Oct. 27.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 28, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

TFI International Posts Profit Rebound in Q3

TST Overland Express truck

Profit at TFI International Inc. rebounded in the third quarter from pandemic lows as the carrier experienced operating income improvements.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 27, 2020
Business, Top 100

Heroes Among Heroes: Three Truckers Honored for Selflessness During Pandemic

Reggie Barrows, Charlton Paul Jr. and Rich Miller

Three members of the trucking industry who demonstrated courage and selflessness during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic were honored by Transport Topics during American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 27, 2020