Roger Gilroy

Roger Gilroy

Senior Reporter


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

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
Business, Equipment

September Class 8 Orders Clear 31,000 for Best Showing Since October 2018

Mack factory Workers install parts on a truck engine at a Mack Trucks assembly facility in Macungie, Pa. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

North American Class 8 orders in September rocketed to the highest point since late 2018, surpassing 31,000 and climbing well beyond replacement levels, ACT Research reported, citing preliminary OEM data.

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

Hyliion Goes Public on NYSE

Hyliion truck Hyliion’s products include a hybrid electric axle and a longhaul, fully electric powertrain, the Hypertruck Electric Range Extender (ERX). (Hyliiion)

Hyliion Inc., announced it has completed its business combination with Tortoise Acquisition Corp. That cleared the way for the combined company to be renamed Hyliion Holdings Corp. and its common stock to be listed as HYLN on the New York Stock Exchange.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Locomation, Wilson Logistics Partner to Deploy Autonomous Technology

Locomation-Wilson Trucks at Wilson's Portland, Ore., facility. (Locomation/Wilson Logistics)

Locomation announced it will equip a minimum of 1,120 trucks operated by Wilson Logistics so pairs can be deployed in what the technology company calls an autonomous relay convoy — describing it as the first fleet purchase order for autonomous technology.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 1, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

Knight-Swift Sets Goal to Cut Emissions in Half by 2035

Knight-Swift Transportation trucks Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. via PowerPoint

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc., North America’s largest truckload carrier, announced a goal to cut its carbon emissions in half by 2035.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 30, 2020
Business, Equipment

CVG Updates Progress on Key Initiatives, Markets

CVG factory worker A factory worker tests a component at a Commercial Vehicle Group plant. (Commercial Vehicle Group Inc.)

Diversified supplier Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. reported it is making progress on key objectives as it moves beyond earlier earnings “misstatements."

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Western Star Introduces 49X Heavy-Duty Vocational Model

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

Daimler Trucks North America announced its new Western Star 49X model designed to increase the brand’s share in the heavy-duty vocational market.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 29, 2020
Business, Equipment

Dealers Jumping Back Into Used Class 8 Market

Used Class 8 Freightliner A used Freightliner for sale at Hammer Truck Sales in Salisbury, N.C. The used Class 8 market is improving, according to ACT Research. (Hammer Truck Sales)

The Class 8 used truck market in August reflected the trend toward improving sales as prices remained below year-earlier levels, conditions that are expected to mark the full year, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 24, 2020