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

Nikola Secures Order From Republic Services for at Least 2,500 Vehicles

Nikola Tre The refuse trucks will be built on the platform of its Class 8 Tre model, according to Nikola, and the truck chassis and body will be provided directly to Republic Services from the Nikola factory. (Nikola Corp.)

Nikola Corp. announced it received a minimum order for 2,500 heavy-duty electrified refuse trucks from Republic Services Inc. that could expand to 5,000 over the life of the agreement.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 10, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment

Allison Earnings, Revenue Fall Amid Pandemic Disruptions

Allison Transmission flag Allison Transmissions via YouTube

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. reported second-quarter net income and revenue were sharply lower after the novel coronavirus pandemic upended supply chains and demand.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 7, 2020
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Cummins Is Top Overall Supplier of Class 8 Engines in First Half of 2020

Cummins X12 engine Cummins Inc.

Independent engine maker Cummins Inc. supplied a leading 34.7% of the diesel engines used in the first half of 2020.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 6, 2020
Business, Equipment

July Class 8 Orders Lift Off Along With Freight Volumes

Workers at International Truck Workers at an International Trucks assembly line. Increasing freight volumes could have spurred fleets to order Class 8 trucks in July. (International Trucks)

North American Class 8 orders in July inched past replacement levels and increased 98% compared with a year ago, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 6, 2020
Business

Daimler Appoints Rainer Müller-Finkeldei to SVP Post

Sprinter van Müller-Finkeldei (inset, by Daimler) has had roles across business units, including Daimler vans. (Mercedes-Benz USA)

Daimler Trucks North America appointed Rainer Müller-Finkeldei senior vice president of engineering and technology.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 4, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Eaton Posts Q2 Operating Loss in Vehicle Unit

Eaton An Eaton booth at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Power management company Eaton Corp. reported sharp drops in net income and revenue in the second quarter as the novel coronavirus pandemic cut vehicle production at key customers.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 4, 2020
Business, Equipment

Year-Over-Year Average Price for Used Class 8 Trucks Drops Again

Used Class 8 trucks on a sales lot Used trucks sit on the sales lot at Atlanta International Used Truck Center. (Atlanta International Used Truck Center via Facebook)

The year-over-year average price of a used Class 8 vehicle in June declined for the 14th consecutive month.

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

Meritor Posts Fiscal Q3 Loss, Steep Revenue Decline

Meritor worker on trailer axle assembly line A worker at the trailer axle assembly line at Meritor's Frankfort, Ky., plant. (Meritor Inc.)

Meritor Inc. reported a net loss and a broad decline in revenue in its fiscal-year third quarter amid decreased customer demand.

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

Dana Reports Q2 Net Loss, Steep Drop in Revenue

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

Dana Inc. reported a net loss and sharp decline in revenue in the second quarter as its global business segments adjusted to unprecedented conditions in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 30, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Ryder Posts Q2 Net Loss, Revenue Decline

Ryder Ryder System Inc.

A net loss and a drop-off in revenue marked Ryder System Inc.’s second-quarter results.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 29, 2020

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