Jonathan S. Reiskin

Business, Special Coverage

2017: Four Daimler Brands Display at MATS Despite Support of Alternate-Year Format

Freightliner truck at MATS 2017 Philip Scott Andrews for Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Daimler Trucks North America, the most vocal proponent of a two-year cycle for truck shows, has actually mounted a strong presence here at the Mid-America Trucking Show despite its strong support for the new Atlanta-based event in September.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 4, 2017
Business, Special Coverage

Kenworth, Peterbilt Refresh Truck Offerings

Kenworth Driver's Studio by Philip Scott Andrews for TT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kenworth Trucks and Peterbilt Motors said they will offer Allison TC10 fully automatic transmissions on selected models, that they are starting certified pre-owned truck sales programs and that they will soon offer as standard Bendix Wingman Advanced safety systems on certain models.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 3, 2017
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

ELDs Hot Topic at MATS as December Mandate Looms

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Truck makers returned to the Mid-America Trucking Show, to varying degrees, and while many things seemed familiar, the specter of new competition also loomed over North America’s largest annual truck show.

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

Kenworth, Peterbilt Offer Allison TC10

John Sommers II for TT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kenworth Truck Co. and Peterbilt Motors Co. said they will be offering Allison TC10 fully automatic transmissions on selected models, that they are starting certified pre-owned truck sales programs and that they soon will offer as standard, in certain cases, Bendix Wingman Advanced safety systems.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 27, 2017
Special Coverage, Business

Trucker Buddy Honors Drivers, Teachers

Clements, Killian by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Trucker Buddy International recognized four outstanding drivers and four outstanding teachers for their work in fostering relationships between schoolchildren and truck drivers.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 24, 2017
Special Coverage, Business

Prepare for Accidents Before They Happen, Insurance Rep Advises

Andrews by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Staying calm and remaining focused is the best way to navigate the confusion that erupts after a truck accident, and orderly preparation before anything bad happens gives a driver an edge in case of an unfortunate event.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 24, 2017
Special Coverage, Business, Equipment

Truck Driver David Webb Wins Goodyear Highway Hero Award

Webb by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — David Webb of Billings, Montana, a driver for Wilson Logistics, won the 34th annual Highway Hero award presented by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 23, 2017
Special Coverage, Business, Equipment

Wabco Adds Air Disc Brakes to North American Manufacturing

Morrison by Joseph Terry/TT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Belgium-based Wabco Holdings is trying to increase its direct presence in North America’s commercial vehicle market beyond its traditional joint ventures, with the most visible evidence a $20 million plant expansion to make air disc brakes for trucks and trailers in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 23, 2017
Business, Special Coverage

Kenworth, Peterbilt Will Not Exhibit at NACV Show

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Neither of the operating companies of Paccar Inc. will exhibit at the new North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta in September.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 22, 2017
Business, Safety, Government

160 US Carrier Bankruptcies Idle 4,510 Trucks in 4th Quarter

The freight-hauling capacity of at least 4,510 heavy-duty U.S. trucks evaporated during the last three months of 2016 as 160 fleets shuttered their doors and quit the industry, according to a study by investment firm Avondale Partners.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 20, 2017

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