Roger Gilroy

Roger Gilroy

Senior Reporter

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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.


International Sees Spurt in Class 8 Sales Through ’06

International Truck and Engine Corp. added its voice to a growing number of truck makers predicting Class 8 truck sales were on the verge of accelerating through 2006. And company executives predicted International could climb to second place from fourth in its market share of U.S. retail sales.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 2, 2003

Class 8 Purchases Down 20% From 2002 ‘Pre-Buy’ Highs

Sales of heavy-duty Class 8 trucks fell 19.9% in August from the abnormally high levels of a year earlier, and were even down slightly from the recession period of August 2001.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 26, 2003

IT for Trucking Can Help Raise Profits, but Needs Standards, TMC Panels Say

CINCINNATI — Truck maintenance and information technology specialists said recently that IT is becoming integrated with trucking operations, but industry standards are needed to promote their use by fleets and their ability to increase income.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 22, 2003

TMC Eyes Speedier Format For Fleets’ Warranty Claims

CINCINNATI — A new electronic format to simplify and speed up trucking fleets’ warranty claims to their suppliers could be in place as early as next year, industry representatives said this week.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 12, 2003

TMC Studies Ways to Curb Corrosion From Road Treatments

CINCINNATI — The Technology and Maintenance Council is studying what can be done to decrease corrosion on trucks and trailers caused by ice-clearing and dust-settling chemicals on highways.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 12, 2003

International Names Kapur President

International Truck & Engine Corp. has named Ford Motor Co. executive Dee Kapur president of its truck group, the company announced Sept. 2.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 8, 2003

International to Offer Built-in Communications

International Truck and Engine Corp., the operating arm of Navistar International Corp., said last week it would introduce an onboard communications package for Class 6-8 trucks that could send safety, operational and security data from a vehicle to a fleet’s facility or other sites, such as border crossings.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 2, 2003

Info Tech & Logistics Forum by TMC, TTPG to Include Discussions on Freight Security

Security of freight shipments on the nation’s highways will receive special attention at the Information Technology & Logistics Forum sponsored by the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council and Transport Topics Publishing Group, organizers said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 2, 2003

Buyers Finding That Low-Mileage Used Trucks Are in Short Supply

Buyers and sellers of heavy-duty used trucks said they are working harder to find the equipment they need as an earlier glut of used trucks eases and prices rise. One difficulty, they agreed, is that low-mileage used Class 8 vehicles have virtually disappeared from a marketplace that is redefining the term “roadworthy.”

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 26, 2003

Truck Makers Offer Incentives to Boost Sales, Clear Inventory

Two truck makers offering incentives to buyers this summer are looking in opposite directions to increase sales. One company is intent on moving existing 2003 vehicles off dealer lots, while the other’s offer is linked to model year 2004 vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 21, 2003

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