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

Used Class 8 Sales Decline 16.3% Year-Over-Year in July

Used Class 8 trucks on a sales lot Used sleepers on a sales lot. (Ameritruck)

Used Class 8 vehicles in July were, on average, younger, cost less and had about the same mileage compared to a year earlier, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 27, 2020
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Schneider to Test Freightliner eCascadia Through 2021

Schneider truck and Freightliner eCascadia truck Schneider said it will test Freightliner's eCascadia through 2021 to address potential challenges to widespread adoption of electric trucks. (left: John Sommers II for Transport Topics; right: Daimler Trucks North America)

Schneider said it will test the Freightliner eCascadia through 2021 to address potential challenges to widespread use of commercial battery-electric vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

NACFE Identifies Priority Regions for EV Deployments

NACFE electrification map The areas in dark red have been identified as well suited for moving freight economically with EVs: California, Texas’ four largest urban centers, the Northwest, the Rocky Mountain front range and the Northeast. (NACFE)

The United States has five high-priority areas where the regional haul environment is inherently so well suited for moving freight economically with electric vehicles that fleet owners there should plan to deploy those trucks “even if just as a pilot project,” according to the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 25, 2020
Business, Equipment

July Trailer Orders Keep Rising From COVID Bottom

Wabash trailers Trailers on an assembly line at a Wabash manufacturing plant. (Wabash National Corp.)

U.S. trailer orders climbed again in July, reaching 19,300, the most this year, FTR reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 18, 2020
Business, Equipment

Navistar CEO Persio Lisboa Announces Executive Appointments

Persio Lisboa, CEO of Navistar Navistar CEO Persio Lisboa by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Navistar International Corp. announced three executive appointments under the leadership of newly named CEO Persio Lisboa, effective immediately.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 13, 2020
Business, Equipment

July Medium-Duty Sales Drop Nearly 20%

Isuzu trucks Isuzu

July medium-duty truck sales dropped almost 20% compared with a year earlier as only the combined total of the two lightest segments posted a small gain, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 13, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Increases 0.4¢ to $2.428 for First Increase in Four Weeks

A transport truck fuels up with diesel A transport truck fuels up in Illinois. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The average price of diesel increased for the first time in four weeks, inching up four-tenths of a cent nationally to $2.428 per gallon on Aug. 10, according to the Energy Information Administration’s weekly report.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 12, 2020
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales Show Resurgence in July

Cummins/International The latest C10 version comes with the 2021 Cummins X15 Efficiency Series paired with Eaton Cummins Endurant HD 12-speed automated manual transmission. (Cumberland International Truck)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in July cleared 14,000 for the highest total since March, WardsAuto.com reported as the freight economy grew stronger.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 12, 2020
Business, Equipment

Cummins, Navistar Extend Engine Partnership

Cummins-International International grille by Mark Elias/Bloomberg News; Cumminx X-15 by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Independent engine maker Cummins Inc. and Navistar International Corp. announced Cummins will be the preferred supplier of Navistar’s medium-duty and heavy-duty big bore engines in its International trucks and IC buses in the U.S. and Canada.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 11, 2020
Business, Equipment

CVG Reports Q2 Net Loss, Lower Revenue

CVG trade show CVG display at an industry show. (Commercial Vehicle Group)

Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. reported a second-quarter net loss and a decline in revenue as end markets contracted in a difficult quarter marked by the coronavirus pandemic.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 11, 2020

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