Dan Ronan

Dan Ronan

Associate News Editor

Dan Ronan is the Associate News Editor Print and Multimedia for Transport Topics, the leading online and print publication covering the trucking, freight and logistics industry.


Government, Business, Logistics

Consumer Spending Rises in August

Shoppers outside Walmart Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

While the trucking industry’s financial health continues to excel, the overall U.S. economy is trying to gain momentum.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 17, 2020
Government, Business, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Posts Strong Quarterly Earnings, Fueled by E-Commerce

A FedEx truck is unloaded in Dallas A FedEx driver unloads boxes in downtown Dallas. (Cooper Neill/Bloomberg News)

A huge surge in e-commerce deliveries to homes and businesses because of the COVID-19 pandemic boosted FedEx Corp.’s fiscal first-quarter earnings when the delivery giant reported its financials Sept. 15.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 15, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment

US Chassis Group Gains Initial Win Against Chinese Company

A CIE Chassis CIE says it has has produced and sold 1,800 chassis since opening two facilities in the U.S. (CIE Manufacturing/YouTube)

A group of U.S. chassis manufacturers have won an initial victory before the U.S. International Trade Commission against a Chinese company that the U.S. firms claim is manipulating the American chassis market.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 15, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

National Average Price of Diesel Sheds 1.3¢ in Second Consecutive Decline

A DB Trucking tanker delivers fuel A DB Trucking tanker delivers fuel to a station in Florida. (Truck PR/Flickr)

The national average price of diesel dropped 1.3 cents a gallon to $2.422, the Energy Information Administration reported Sept. 14. Diesel costs 56.5 cents a gallon less than it did a year ago after the second straight weekly drop.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 14, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola Slumps After Denial of Short Seller Report

Nikola Founder Trevor Milton said he would give away shares to 50 employees. Nikola founder and Executive Chairman Trevor Milton is seen here in a screenshot from TT's Newsmakers series. (Transport Topics)

Just days after announcing a $2 billion agreement with General Motors, Nikola Corp. is fighting back against a “short seller” accusing the startup of deception and lying about its electric technology.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 11, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

VW’s Traton Boosts Bid for Navistar to $3.6 Billion

VW's Traton increased its bid for Navistar. International trucks are parked in a lot outside the Navistar facility in Melrose Park, Ill. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Navistar International Corp. confirmed that Volkswagen AG’s heavy-truck business boosted its bid to buy the rest of the U.S. manufacturer for $3.6 billion.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Navistar Reports Drop in Fiscal Q3 Earnings

Navistar Navistar International Corp.

A near 50% decline in truck sales, caused by the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, resulted in Lisle, Ill.-based Navistar International Corp. reporting sharp losses in its fiscal third quarter.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 9, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

National Diesel Average Slips by 0.6¢ to $2.435

Diesel Getty Images

The national average price of diesel fell by six-tenths of a cent to $2.435 a gallon, according to the Energy Information Administration. The weekly report was released Sept. 8, a day later than usual because of the Labor Day holiday.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 8, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, Breaking News

Nikola, GM Strike Deal for Pickup Trucks, Batteries

Nikola From left: Milton, CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin and Barra (CNBC Television screenshot via Youtube)

General Motors Co. and Nikola Corp. on Sept. 8 announced a strategic partnership under which GM will build Nikola’s Badger pickup truck and also serve as a key supplier of fuel cell-electric technology for Nikola’s Class 7 and Class 8 trucks.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 8, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Trucking Surges as Capacity Tightens Amid Continued Pandemic

Shopping A woman shops for plants in Reston, Va. Certain sectors of trucking have been boosted by consumers purchasing items such as home improvement goods. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

More than six months into the COVID-19 pandemic the trucking industry’s health is stronger than the U.S. economy, as segments used in final-mile delivery, e-commerce, and deliveries to grocery stores and hospitals thrive.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 3, 2020

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