Joe Antoshak

Joe Antoshak

Staff Writer

Joe Antoshak is the editorial researcher at Transport Topics. He joined the publication in 2018 after working as an entertainment editor at the Cecil Whig, a community newspaper serving Cecil County, Maryland.

Business, Equipment

Rush Crowns Champs, First Female Winner at Annual Technician Skills Competition

Rebecca Chewning with Rusty Rush and Clint Bowyer Rebecca Chewning stands with Rush Chairman and CEO W.M. “Rusty” Rush (left) and NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer after being named a grand champion. Chewning was declared the winner in the Hino parts division. (Courtesy Erik Fossum)

SAN ANTONIO — Rebecca Chewning’s bid for recognition at last year’s Rush Enterprises Tech Skills Rodeo sputtered in the first round, but her experience was not at all the same this year in her second time in the competition.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
December 19, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Trucking Must Contemplate Alternative Energy, Shell Officials Say

Shell gas station Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — With the Earth's population projected to eclipse 9 billion by 2050, speakers at a Shell Rotella fleet symposium Nov. 13 said that means the pressure is on for trucking executives.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
November 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Shell Unveils Natural Gas Engine Oil

Shell tanker Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg News

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Shell Lubricants announced a new natural gas engine oil Nov. 14, one of the first of its kind to meet standards to operate in natural gas, diesel and gasoline engines.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
November 14, 2019
Business, Safety, Top 100

A New Generation of Leaders: Lead ATA Participants Set Out to Guide Trucking’s Future

Lead ATA Members of Lead ATA’s Class of 2019. The leadership program, which began in 2013, is designed to help develop a younger generation of trucking executives. (American Trucking Associations)

The freight transportation industry, much like many other core segments of the economy, has experienced its share of growing pains in the Information Age. But trucking companies are tackling those challenges with fresh ideas, increasingly spearheaded by a new crop of leaders.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
June 24, 2019
Business, Logistics

Cloverleaf Cold Storage Enters Agreement to Merge with Zero Mountain

Zero Mountain trailer at a loading dock Zero Mountain

Cold storage warehousing company Cloverleaf Cold Storage has entered into an agreement to merge with Zero Mountain Inc., a cold storage warehousing and transportation company serving customers in Arkansas, according to a Jan. 7 press release.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
January 22, 2019
Business, Equipment

Eaton Boosts Third-Quarter Sales by 4%

Eaton reported its earnings Oct. 30 Eaton Corp.

Power management company Eaton Corp. capped its third quarter with higher-than-expected profit margins but lower net income due to charge-offs related to an arbitration decision in August against certain business units of Cooper Industries, a company that Eaton acquired in 2012.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
October 30, 2018
Business, Equipment

Cummins Reports Record Earnings in Third Quarter

Cummins reports record third-quarter earnings TT File Photo

Cummins Inc. posted record profits and a 12% jump in revenue for the third quarter as demand for trucks, construction and power generation equipment improved.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
October 30, 2018
Business, Equipment

Allison’s Net Income Jumps 50% in Third Quarter

Allison Allison's Indianapolis plant. (Karen Kay Marlett Photography)

Supplier Allison Transmission posted sizable third-quarter gains in net sales and net income, exceeding expectations and leading to projections that 2018 will be a record year for the company.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
October 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

New Autonomous Trucking Company Ike Aims to Bring ‘Some Patience’ to Field

New Autonomous Trucking Company Ike co-founders Woodrow (left), Sun and van den Berg. (Ike)

Ike, the latest company to emerge from stealth in the autonomous trucking world, wants to take a sober approach to developing the technology.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
October 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo: ‘Not Clear’ How Many North American Vehicles Are Affected by Component Issue

Grill of a Volvo VNL 740 John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Volvo Group said it could not yet determine the impact of a faulty component on its North American trucks as it was still evaluating the scope of the problem.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
October 17, 2018