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, Equipment, Breaking News

October Class 8 Sales Underscore Replacement Demand

Western Star 49X Western Star 49X Logger. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Class 8 U.S. retail sales in October remained 18.4% below year-ago levels and closed in on 19,000 to signal replacement demand is strong, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 12, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Eaton Assesses 3D Printing for Production Parts

Eaton Corp. building Eaton is among the companies looking into the capabilities of quickly advancing 3D printing technology.(Eaton Corp.)

Eaton Corp. is evaluating 3D printing technology that could broaden the power management company’s application of it to include production parts, an executive said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Traton, Navistar Agree to Definitive Merger

Navistar An International truck on display at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Fully embracing an alliance begun in 2017, the boards of directors at truck makers Traton SE and Navistar International Corp. approved a definitive agreement to merge, the companies announced Nov. 7.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 9, 2020
Business

TA Net Income Soars to $8.6 Million in Q3

Travel Centers Trucks parked at a North Carolina Travel Centers of America. (Travel Centers of America)

TravelCenters of America Inc. reported third quarter net income rose as revenue slipped.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 6, 2020
Business, Equipment

Wabash Reports Q3 Earnings Decline, Prepares for Increased Demand

Wabash A Wabash trailer floor is constructed at one of the company's plants. (Wabash National via YouTube)

Trailer and truck body manufacturer Wabash National Corp. reported lower net income and revenue in the third quarter, and saw gains in its consolidated gross margin.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Class 8 Orders Spike in October

Freightliner assembly line Freightliners in production at the Mount Holly, N.C., plant. (DTNA via YouTube)

Preliminary net Class 8 orders for October, typically a bellwether month, were nearly 40,000 and the highest in 24 months, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 5, 2020
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Eaton Exceeds Own Expectations as Net Income, Revenue Fall

Eaton plant worker A worker wearing a protective mask assembles truck transmissions at the Eaton Corp. manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (Mauricio Palos/Bloomberg)

Eaton Corp. reported lower net income and revenue in the third quarter, but called it a stronger than expected performance.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 3, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

California Allows Private Sales of Electricity as Motor Truck Fuel

Volvo A Volvo VNR Electric truck model being charged. (Volvo Trucks North America)

Volvo Trucks North America announced it, and other industry associations and companies, helped facilitate the modification of California utility rules to give private entities the ability to sell electricity as a motor fuel at publicly accessible charging stations for medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 3, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment

Defense Sales Brighten Allison Q3 Results

Allison Transmission worker An employee works the assembly line at an Allison Transmission manufacturing plant. (Allison Transmission)

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. reported lower net income and revenue in the third quarter as its defense segment contributed higher sales.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 29, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

September Used Class 8 Sales Flat

Used Trucks John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The price of the average used Class 8 sold in September neared $40,000, building on recent gains, and sales were nearly flat compared with a year earlier, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 29, 2020

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