Jonathan S. Reiskin

Business, Equipment

Daimler, Volvo Execs Praise Inaugural NACV Show

Volvo's Magnus Koeck Koeck by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — North American executives from Daimler Trucks and Volvo Group offered an early post-event endorsement of the North American Commercial Vehicle Show just ended.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
October 2, 2017
Business

Inaugural NACV Draws Top Fleet Execs, Praise

NACV floor scene John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — North American truck makers and their customers wrapped up the first of a new option for shopping for and even buying Class 8s, with manufacturers producing large, elaborate displays for a limited number of high-probability buyers: top fleet executives.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 28, 2017
Business

Lots of Rapid Change Seen for Trucking, Truck Making

Meritor's Jay Craig Craig by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — While trucking and truck making have changed significantly since deregulation in 1980 and even during this century, there will be no period of stasis and consolidation for the industry, as more change is expected quickly, executives said.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 28, 2017
Business, Equipment

SAF-Holland Displays Suspension System, Retrofit Kit

SAF-Holland CEO Detlef Borghardt Borghardt by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — International Tier 1 supplier SAF-Holland introduced a new lift-axle suspension system for heavy-duty trucks and a retrofit kit for its fifth-wheel coupling system.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 28, 2017
Business, Equipment

Michelin Unveils Two New Drive Tires

Michelin's Adam Murphy Murphy by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Michelin Americas introduced two new drive tires for heavy-duty trucks — the XDA Energy+ for longhaul fleets and the X Multi D for regional carriers whose typical run is 400 miles or less.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 27, 2017
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Goodyear Introduces Endurance LHD Truck Tire

Goodyear's Endurance LHD Goodyear's Endurance LHD courtesy of Goodyear

ATLANTA — The commercial vehicle division of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. unveiled a new drive-axle tire for longhaul highway tractors.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 27, 2017
Business

Mack Expounds on Marketing Strategy for Anthem, Pinnacle

Mack's Roy Horton Horton by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Mack Trucks showed off its new Anthem highway tractor and clarified how it will be marketed relative to its long-standing Pinnacle highway model that remains available.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 26, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment

EPA, TTMA Duel in Court Filings Over GHG Phase 2 Trailer Rules

C.R. England trailer aerodynamics C.R. England

In dueling court filings, Environmental Protection Agency lawyers said they want to postpone the start of a federal appeals court case on the trailer section of the Phase 2 greenhouse gas rule while trailer makers are eager to see the new rule scrapped.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 26, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Volvo, Mack Looking to Boost Sales in 2018 With New Highway Tractors

Volvo's Goran Nyberg Nyberg by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Volvo Trucks North America is preparing for expected heavy-duty sales growth in 2018, and two trucks introduced earlier this year, the new VNR and the remodeled VNL, will be its main warhorses.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 25, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

DTNA Already Working on Phase 2 GHG Compliance

NACV Daimler John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Presentations by Daimler Trucks North America looked to the future, including the notion of CascadiaE, an all-electric Class 8 the parent company of Freightliner Trucks might one day produce.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 25, 2017

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