Roger Gilroy

Roger Gilroy

Senior Reporter

@roger_gilroy

Roger Gilroy began reporting on the trucking industry for Transport Topics in the 1990s, but at various times ventured away to report for other publications that focused on hazardous materials transportation then intelligent transportation systems — and later for nine years owned a small business that came with two vans and two buses.


Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

MVTS Finds FlowBelow Technologies Bring Significant Fuel Savings

FlowBelow Tractor Aerokit Mesilla Valley Transportation Solutions realized fuel savings of 3.16 gallons per 1,000 miles, or 2.13%, testing the Tractor AeroKit. (FlowBelow Aero Inc.)

Mesilla Valley Transportation Solutions tested FlowBelow Aero Inc.’s tractor and trailer wheel covers for the first time as well as the Tractor AeroKit, and found that each technology provided significant fuel savings.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Breaking News

March US Class 8 Sales Jump 33.7%

Class 8 A Peterbilt 579. The manufacturer recently updated the truck's design. (Peterbilt Motors Co.)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in March jumped 33.7% to 22,031 as all truck makers posted gains compared with a year earlier, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 12, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Pilot Freight Services Acquires DSI Logistics

Pilot Pilot Freight Services

Pilot Freight Services announced it acquired DSI Logistics, a nonasset-based provider of last-mile home delivery and installation for heavy and hard-to-handle goods.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 8, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Peterbilt Announces New Medium-Duty Trucks and Transmission, Updated Engines

Peterbilt 535 and 536 Peterbilt's 535 and 536 models (Peterbilt)

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced two new medium-duty box truck models — the 535 and 536 — aimed at the lease and rental segment; and two other models — the 537 and 548 — intended for the vocational “Class 7/8 market” that allow for multiple body builder integrations.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 7, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Haldex Reports Positive 2021 Outlook, Taps New CEO

Haldex truck Haldex

Haldex said in its recently released annual report that the outlook for 2021 is positive as it continues its role as a global supplier of brake products and air suspension systems for heavy-duty trucks and trailers.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 7, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

NACFE to Monitor Downtime in Run on Less — Electric

Freightliner eCascadia A Freightliner eCascadia at the 2019 North America Commercial Vehicle Show. Schneider is testing the model through 2021. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

As the North American Council for Freight Efficiency prepares for its Run on Less — Electric demonstration in September, it expects vehicle downtime likely to be a factor and something to chart.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 6, 2021
Business, Equipment

North American Class 8 Orders Up 424% to 40,000 in March

Tractor assembled at VTNA plant in Dublin, Va. Workers assemble a tractor at Volvo's plant in Dublin. Va. March orders slipped from 44,191 in February, but were up 242% compared with March 2020. (Volvo Trucks North America)

Economic recovery and government stimulus are seen as reasons for the huge year-over-year gain, one industry analyst says.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 5, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Fleets Selected for NACFE's Run on Less - Electric Event

NACFE Run-electric NACFE

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has announced Run on Less – Electric, a real-world demonstration slated for September of zero-emission goods movement involving 13 private and public fleets and a mix of vehicles — including yard tractors — from 13 OEMs.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 31, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Embark Announces First OEM-Agnostic Self-Driving Interface

Embark Universal Interface system sensors Sensors are part of the Embark Universal Interface system. (Embark)

Autonomous technology company Embark announced a new self-driving system whose components and flexible interfaces are intended to be OEM-agnostic and accelerate fleet deployments.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 31, 2021
Business, Equipment

February Used Class 8 Market Hot, Demand Outpaces Supply

2016 Kenworth T270 truck A 2016 Kenworth T270 at a dealership in Dallas. (Shutterstock)

The average price of a used Class 8 vehicle in February rose 17.9% to nearly $50,000 compared with a year earlier, as year-over-year sales rose, too, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 29, 2021

Pages