Jonathan S. Reiskin

Fuel

US Diesel Climbs 3.2¢ to $2.571, Reversing Five Weeks of Declines

The U.S. diesel average reversed direction and rose 3.2 cents a gallon to $2.571 on May 29, taking back more than half of the decreases from the previous five weeks combined, the Department of Energy reported.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
June 5, 2017
Business

Straight Trucks’ Market Share Gains on Highway Tractors

While the grand total of U.S. Class 8s in operation is growing ever so slightly, there are major shifts within the newest segment of that population, including more straight trucks at the expense of highway tractors, according to a recent report on vehicle registrations.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 29, 2017
Business

Former ATA Chairman James McCormick Dies at 92

C. James McCormick, who lunged into trucking and became chairman of American Trucking Associations, died on May 22. He was 92.

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

Daseke to Begin Employee Stock Grants in June

Daseke Inc.

Flatbed group Daseke Inc. announced some of the details associated with its grant of publicly traded shares to employees, especially drivers.

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

New DTNA Chief Roger Nielsen Says GHG Rule Will Stick

Nielsen by Jonathan S. Reiskin/Transport Topics

MADRAS, Ore. — Fleet owners should not expect the truck and engine sections of the federal Phase 2 rule on greenhouse gas emissions to change before implementation starts in 2021, said Roger Nielsen, the CEO of Daimler Trucks North America.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 19, 2017
Business, Technology

Daimler Trucks North America Opens $18.7 Million Truck Proving Grounds

Daimler Trucks North America

MADRAS, Ore. — Daimler Trucks North America opened its $18.7 million High Desert Proving Grounds here May 18. It will enable the parent of Freightliner and Western Star Trucks to do more broad-based vehicle testing not far from its Portland headquarters.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 19, 2017
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Equipment

Manufacturers Want Trailer GHG Rule Included in Trump Campaign to Roll Back Regulations

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association has expanded its offensive against the part of the federal Phase 2 greenhouse gas rule that concerns trailers by asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to consider a Trump administration executive order intended to prune burdensome regulations.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 8, 2017
Business, Equipment

Cummins’ Results Lifted by Construction, Mining

John Sommers II for TT

Cummins Inc., a manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines and other technologies, posted first-quarter increases in profits and sales that were driven by demand from construction and mining customers rather than North American truck engines.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 8, 2017
Business, Logistics

XPO Turns Last Year's First-Quarter Loss Into This Year’s Profit

XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics turned last year’s first-quarter net loss into a profit of similar magnitude even though revenue was flat, the company said May 3.

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

Net Loss for USA Truck Accelerates in First Quarter

TT File Photo

The first-quarter net loss for USA Truck more than doubled and revenue fell, but the truckload carrier’s new CEO said he intends to return the troubled company to profitability by this year’s third quarter.

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

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