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, Autonomous

Analysts View Traton, Navistar Deal as Win-Win

An International truck Navistar reported a near 50% decline in truck sales in the third quarter. (Navistar)

Navistar International Corp. is on the verge of becoming a subsidiary of German truck maker Traton SE, a step analysts said is a positive development for both companies.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 20, 2020
Business, Equipment

Volvo Sees Q3 Profit, Revenue Fall but Notes Improvement Near End of Quarter

Volvo headquarters Volvo Group

Volvo Group posted third-quarter declines in net income and revenue as truck orders rose but deliveries dropped.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 20, 2020
Business, Equipment

Paccar Q3 Net Income, Revenue Fall Amid Signs of Rebound

Paccar and Peterbilt lineup at CES Battery-electric and automated trucks from Kenworth and Peterbilt by Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

Paccar Inc. reported sharply lower third-quarter net income and revenue as its aftermarket presence, financial services and rebounding truck production bolstered the results.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Traton, Navistar Reach Agreement on $3.7 Billion Buyout

Navistar Navistar International Corp.

Traton SE announced Oct. 16 it had agreed to Navistar International Corp.’s condition of a per-share price of $44.50 and will acquire all shares it does not already own as part of a $3.7 billion purchase of the U.S. truck maker.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 16, 2020
Business, Equipment

September Trailer Orders Surge Past 50,000

Great Dane trailer plant A trailer body in production at a Great Dane manufacturing plant. (Great Dane via YouTube)

U.S. trailer orders in September went through the roof — preliminarily clearing 50,000 — to reach the third-highest monthly total ever, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 15, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Cummins Set to Produce 2021 EPA-Compliant On-Highway Engines Jan. 1

Cummins Endurant X12 Cummins X12 (Cummins Inc.)

Cummins Inc. announced its 2021 heavy-duty X12 and X15 series engines that are Environmental Protection Agency emissions-compliant are in limited production with full production scheduled for Jan. 1.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 14, 2020
Business, Equipment

September Medium-Duty Sales Flat

Medium-duty truck A Hino box truck at a loading dock. E-commerce sales are boosting the need for Classes 4-5 trucks. (Allison Transmissions)

Classes 4-7 U.S. retail sales were flat in September compared with a year earlier, reaching 20,268, steadied by a 36.4% gain in the Classes 4-5 segment

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 13, 2020
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

September Class 8 Sales Highest for the Year

Kenworth trucks on a lot Heavy-duty sales last month hit 19,126, down 32.3% compared with the historic September 2019 peak of 28,258 units. Kenworth Truck Co. had the second-most sales with 2,800. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in September climbed above 19,000 to the highest point of the year, but were down nearly 33% compared with year-ago levels.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 13, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

Executives See Bright Future for Savvy Fleets

CQ Roll Call panel

Three trucking executives said they remain enthusiastic about the future of their businesses after technology helped them weather the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the video from the TT/CQ Roll Call Symposium.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 8, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Sustainable Supply Chains Grow More Important

hydrogen vehicle California Hydrogen via Vimeo

A growing number of corporations have sustainability goals, according to a new study by Coyote Logistics, and are looking for the supply chain to amplify those efforts.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 7, 2020

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