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, 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
Business, Technology, Equipment

Digital Wave Sweeps Over Tire Management

Tires Brian Cunningham speaks to the panel. (Transport Topics)

Launching a digital tire management program in your fleet based on real-time information and predictive maintenance analytics is a good idea now because, for one thing, your competitors are likely to have one already and are benefiting from the results.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 29, 2020
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Ryder Reports Profit Increase; Record Set for Used Vehicle Sales in Q3

Ryder trucks and facility Ryder's Q3 revenue dipped 3% to $2.15 billion compared with $2.22 billion a year earlier. (Ryder Supply Chain Solutions)

Ryder System Inc. reported net income rose and revenue dipped in the third quarter, as it noted used vehicles sales set a record.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Fleets Need to Navigate Changing NOx Standards

Dave Williams Dave Williams by Transport Topics

Industry experts noted the speed of emissions regulation changes during the session titled “EPA vs. CARB Regulations: What does this Mean for a Fleet in 2022 and Beyond” during American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Dana Posts Declines in Q3 Net Income, Revenue

Dana signage at event Dana's logo at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Dana Inc. reported net income and revenue fell in the third quarter even as its markets rebounded from the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Cummins Sees Q3 Profit, Income Decline

Cummins A Cummins engine on the production floor. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Cummins Inc. reported lower net income and revenue in the third quarter, mirroring in part the drop in truck production.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Haldex Posts Q3 Net Loss as Production Falters in Key Markets

Haldex brake adjusters Haldex brake adjusters on a factory production line. The manufacturer posted an approximate loss of $11.8 million on revenue of $110 million in the third quarter. (Haldex)

Braking systems and air-suspension supplier Haldex reported a net loss on lower revenue in the third quarter.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 26, 2020

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