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, Technology, Equipment

Mack Sets Up as Go-To Truck for Harsh Canadian Climate

Go-To Truck Two Mack Anthems parked outside Westcan’s facilities in Edmonton. (Joe Antoshak/Transport Topics)

EDMONTON, Alberta — Bolstered by a growing Canadian economy and a strong trucking market overall, Mack Trucks is looking to increase its presence across the northern border.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
October 15, 2018
Business, Technology

Ritchie Bros. Unveils New SaaS Program

Ritchie Bros. building and trucks Ritchie Bros.

Ritchie Bros., a global asset management and multichannel disposition company, has introduced a new cloud-based Software-as-a-Service program that allows users to access an inventory management system, data analytics and dashboards, branded e-commerce sites and multiple external sales channels from any internet-enabled device.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
October 9, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

NHTSA Reports Spike in Large-Truck Occupant Fatalities

Large-Truck Occupant Fatalities Highway traffic on Interstate 65 in Shepherdsville, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Department of Transportation officials centered on an optimistic but guarded message Oct. 3: Roadway fatalities were down 2% year-over-year in 2017, but that did not necessarily indicate an across-the-board trend.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
October 4, 2018

Former ATA Chairman Ernest Cox Dies at 89

Ernest Stedman Cox, a former American Trucking Associations chairman and prominent figure in the industry, died Oct. 1. He was 89.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
October 4, 2018
Business, Equipment

Kenworth Touts New W990 at Las Vegas Media Event

Kenworth W990 Dan Ronan/Transport Topics

Kenworth Truck Co. introduced the W990, a new long-hood conventional Class 8 tractor.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
September 28, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Carrier Transicold Highlights Vector HE 19 at IAA

Supra CNG Supra compressed natural gas-powered refrigeration unit. (Christelle Glémet/Carrier Transicold)

Carrier Transicold Europe showcased several new products at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover, Germany, as well as its sustainable transport solutions.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
September 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Thermo King Introduces Clean-Energy Refrigerant Options

Thermo King-Petit Forestiere van Thermo King partnered with Petit Forestier to showcase an all-electric, zero-emission, noiseless refrigerated van. (Thermo King)

Thermo King, a provider of transport temperature-control solutions, showcased its latest clean energy cooling systems at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover, Germany, including several refrigeration units, a discharge evaporator and new solar panels.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
September 26, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

AAR Announces Ian Jefferies to Succeed Current President, CEO Edward Hamberger

Ian Jefferies Jefferies also is chairman and CEO of Norfolk Southern. (Russ MacNeil)

The Association of American Railroads has announced that a new president will take the reins at the start of next year.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
September 19, 2018
Government, Business

Parcel Giants, Logistics Companies Announce Hiring Plans Ahead of Holiday Season

FedEx distribution center on Cyber Monday Packages move along conveyor belts as employees work at the FedEx Corp. shipping center in Chicago on Cyber Monday in 2017. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

Several of the shipping industry’s largest entities have unveiled their plans for holiday season hires. The temporary employees will help support an anticipated increase in packages beginning in November and continuing through January.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 50

North Carolina Town Eyes Drones as Future of Package Delivery

A Flytrex delivery drone Flytrex

Holly Springs, N.C., hopes to be among the first spots in the United States where drones are used for package delivery.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
September 17, 2018