Jonathan S. Reiskin

Business, Logistics

Mack, SAF Holland Roll Out Extra-Heavy-Duty Options

Mack Pinnacle by Jonathan S. Reiskin/Transport Topics

MONTREAL — Equipment manufacturers Mack Trucks and SAF Holland rolled out extra-heavy-duty options here at the ExpoCam truck show, while an executive with trailer maker Manac Inc. pointed out that his customers often have to heat their dry vans.

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

Volvo, Navistar Show Off New Tractors for North American Regional Market

Jonathan S. Reiskin/TT

MONTRÉAL — Two heavy-duty truck makers plunged into the North American regional-haul market, unveiling new tractors within hours of each other.

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

ExpoCam Provides Recruiting Opportunities for Companies

Day & Ross booth by Jonathan S. Reiskin/TT

MONTRÉAL — Mercer Transportation Co. is a regular at the Mid-America Trucking Show because the flatbed carrier and MATS share Louisville, Ky., as a hometown — but that was not a reason to avoid ExpoCam.

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

Pricey Canadian Diesel Kindles Desire for Aerodynamic Savings

MONTREAL — Two suppliers of aerodynamic fairings at the ExpoCam truck show here said sales of the mileage-enhancing products are popular on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border. However, a key difference is the approach of the government.

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

Volvo Designers Sweat Details for New VNR

Long, Koeck by Jonathan S. Reiskin/TT

MONTREAL — When Volvo Group made cars, the vehicles were parodied as boring but safe. The car division has been gone since 1999, and truck designer Brian Balicki was determined that the new VNR regional-haul tractor would not be boring.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 21, 2017
Business

Volvo Trucks Displays New VNR for North American Regional Market

Volvo VNR daycab by Jonathan S. Reiskin/TT

MONTREAL — Anticipating further growth in shorthaul trucking, Volvo Trucks North America unveiled its new regional haul tractor here, the VNR, which will be available for delivery in September. See video of interior, exterior.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 20, 2017
Business

Navistar Unveils RH to Replace TranStar

Navistar's Sass, RH tractor by Jonathan S. Reiskin/TT

MONTREAL — Navistar Inc. launched its new RH (regional haul) tractor April 20, less than 24 hours after Volvo Trucks North America showed off its three new VNR models at ExpoCam, a major Canadian truck show.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 20, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Truck Rental Companies Seek More Time to Implement Federal ELD Regulation

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Companies that rent trucks are still grappling with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration over how the agency’s forthcoming electronic logging device mandate will apply to vehicles available for short-term rental. The firms are looking for a government decision in late June.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 17, 2017
Business

US Class 8 Sales Fall in March, Hit 16th Straight Y-O-Y Decline

Class 8 retail sales fell again in March for the 16th consecutive month of year-over-year decline, although there were gains among vocational trucks.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 17, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tech Startups Beat Uber to Freight Market, Connect Drivers With Loads Via Mobile Apps

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Uber entered the freight world last year, launching speculation and arguments on whether the tech company could strike a second time and do to shipping what it did to passenger transportation — and if so, which segment of freight would have to endure the type of disruption experienced by the taxi industry.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 10, 2017

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