Joe Howard

Business, Equipment

Volvo Unveils Redesigned VNL Series

Volvo Introduces Enhanced VNL Model Joe Howard/Transport Topics

Volvo Trucks North America introduced a redesigned version of its VNL-series over-the-road tractor designed to improve the truck’s fuel efficiency and performance, as well as driver comfort.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
July 12, 2017
Business

Open, Honest Communication Wins Business, Experts Say

Joe Howard/TT

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — Business strategist Marcus Sheridan told transportation industry professionals at a sales and marketing conference here that posting to their websites details about their competition could help drive new business, and he pointed to his history as a self-described “pool guy” to make the case.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
June 13, 2017

Driver Comfort Guided Volvo VNR Interior Designers

Volvo Trucks North America

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Drivers are proud of their trucks, so many were happy to invite Volvo designers into their cabs when the manufacturer was developing the interior design for its new VNR model, a company representative said.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
June 5, 2017
Business, Equipment

Growth of Regional Hauling to Lift VNR Sales, Volvo Says

Volvo Trucks North America

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America expects market shifts that range from the expanded Panama Canal to the strongest construction market in a decade to lift demand for its new VNR regional- haul model, company representatives said.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
June 5, 2017
Business

Volvo Expects Range of Market Shifts to Push Demand for New Model

Volvo Trucks North America

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America expects market shifts that range from the expanded Panama Canal to the strongest construction market in a decade to lift demand for its new VNR regional-haul model, company representatives said.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
June 1, 2017
Government

Trump Meets With Trucking Leaders

Joyce N. Boghosian

WASHINGTON — Trucking leaders met with President Trump to lend their support to his efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and to open a dialogue that they hope will lead to further discussion of the nation’s infrastructure. See photos, video.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 27, 2017
Business

DTNA Promotes Nielsen to CEO; Replaces Daum

Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America has promoted Roger Nielsen to president and CEO.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 27, 2017
Technology, Business

Finding the Right Data in ‘Big Data’

There is a lot of talk about how trucking can maximize the value of “big data,” but sometimes lost in the discussion is how to ensure fleets are using the right data.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
November 17, 2016
Technology, Business, Safety, Government

ITLC Corner: Rules Set for Delivery Drones; Risk Remain

The federal government has at long last provided some regulatory guidance for the ballyhooed operation of delivery drones, but issues regarding the legal risks of their operation are far from resolved.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
September 16, 2016
Equipment, Government, Business

IRS Proposal Could Rewrite Rules on How Certain Equipment Is Taxed

Determination of whether a truck will be used for on- or off-highway duty is central to a proposal from the Internal Revenue Service that could rewrite the rules on how certain equipment is taxed.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
June 17, 2016

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