Jonathan S. Reiskin

Business, Equipment

Wabash National Completes Supreme Acquisition

Wabash booth at NACV John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Trailer maker Wabash National Corp., long known for its 53-foot vans and flatbed trailers for Class 8 trucks, is now fully invested in the light-duty realm of e-commerce delivery, where Classes 1-3 vehicles are designed and built precisely to maximize efficiency in delivering smaller items to city and suburban addresses.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 27, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Big Changes Seen in Truck, Bus Design

Daimler's Future Truck 2025 In-cab view of Daimler's Future Truck. (Daimler AG)

California is the “incubator” for commercial vehicle innovation that will spread throughout the nation, generating a wave of new powertrains and driver-assistance technologies designed to decrease truck emissions and increase safety and freight efficiency, a vehicle engineering consultant said.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
August 31, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

EPA Plan to Revisit GHG Phase 2 Raises Questions

Fitzgerald glider A Fitzgerald glider using a Peterbilt cab (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Less than five months from the starting date of Phase 2 of the federal rule on GHG emissions from trucks, a statement from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on his plan to revisit the regulation’s sections on trailers and glider kits has created confusion and uncertainty.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
August 24, 2017
Business

Two Equity Firms Close to Deal for 3PL Transplace

Transplace HQ TT File Photo

Two private equity firms are close to a deal that will transfer ownership of third-party logistics provider Transplace, probably by the end of September.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
August 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Cummins, Eaton Offer New SmartAdvantage Powertrain

SmartAdvantage by Cummins and Eaton The current SmartAdvantage. A new version will debut in October. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Cummins Inc. and Eaton Corp. announced their latest model SmartAdvantage Powertrain combination that will be available in October.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
August 16, 2017
Business

Descartes Acquires MacroPoint for $107 Million in Cash, Stock Deal

Two major technological vendors to trucking have joined forces with the Aug. 15 announcement that Descartes Systems Group has acquired MacroPoint for $107 million in cash and stock.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
August 15, 2017
Business, Equipment

Cummins Reclaims Top Spot in North American Engine Installations

engine Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Cummins Inc., the last independent engine maker, reclaims first place in North American engine sales during the first half of 2017.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
August 10, 2017
Business

FedEx Won’t Add Surcharge to Most Home Deliveries During Gift-Giving Season

Packages Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

FedEx Corp. won't impose a surcharge on most residential deliveries this holiday season, the package delivery giant said.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
August 9, 2017
Business

YRC Remains Profitable, but Less So Than in Year-Ago Quarter

YRC YRC Worldwide

LTL carrier YRC Worldwide was profitable during the second quarter, but at a lesser level than during the same time in 2016.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
August 3, 2017
Business, Equipment

Navistar to Cease Engine Production at Melrose Park Plant

Navistar David Wilson/Flickr

Manufacturer Navistar International Corp. is phasing out the production of engines at its Melrose Park, Ill., plant and will turn the facility into a technical center for truck and engine testing.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
August 3, 2017

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