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

Wabash Records Net Loss, Sharply Lower Revenue in Q2

Wabash workers Workers at a Wabash manufacturing plant. (Wabash National Corp.)

Wabash National Corp. reported a second-quarter net loss and a drop in revenue amid COVID-19’s harsh effect on the trucking industry.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 29, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Wabash, eNow Unite to Produce Zero-Emission Trailer

Wabash The MSC reefer trailer (left) and eNow's solar technology. (Wabash)

Wabash National Corp. announced an exclusive agreement with eNow for its solar technology as the companies prepare to sell what they called the most eco-friendly refrigerated haul available on the market.

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

Cummins Posts Drop in Profit, Record Revenue Decline in Q2

Cummins manufacturing plant in Jamestown, N.Y. Workers on the assembly line at the Cummins manufacturing plant in Jamestown, N.Y. (Cummins)

Independent engine maker Cummins Inc. reported a sharp drop in second-quarter net income and a record decline in revenue.

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

Nikola to Launch New US Plant With Tre Cabover Model

Nikola Tre Nikola's Tre model truck, which is scheduled to go into production at the Arizona plant in 2021. (Nikola Corp.)

The battery-electric cabover Nikola Tre model will be the first Class 8 off the assembly line at Nikola's manufacturing facility in Coolidge, Ariz.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 28, 2020
Business, Equipment

June Trailer Orders Hit 13,441

Trailers A trailer door moves through the production process at a Utility Trailer plant. (Utility Trailer)

U.S. trailer orders in June improved by more than 100% from a year earlier as they pushed past 13,000 to reach the second-highest level for the year, ACT Research reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 23, 2020
Business, Equipment

Rush Reports Declines in Q2 Profit, Revenue

A Rush Truck Centers service bay A Rush Truck Centers service bay in Fort Worth, Texas. (Rush Enterprises Inc.)

Rush Enterprises reported declines in second-quarter net income and revenue as all segments of its business were hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 23, 2020
Business, Fuel

Daimler Posts Q2 Net Loss, Lower Revenue as Pandemic Slashes Demand

Daimler HQ Daimler headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. (Daimler AG)

The Daimler Group reported a net loss and lower revenue in the second quarter as demand for its trucks, vans, buses and cars fell amid the global novel coronavirus pandemic.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 23, 2020
Business, Fuel, Breaking News

Pilot Company Names Jimmy Haslam Chairman, Shameek Konar CEO Effective Jan. 1

Jimmy Haslam and Shameek Konar Jimmy Haslam (left) and Shameek Konar by Pilot Company

Pilot Company announced that CEO Jimmy Haslam will be succeeded in the role by current Chief Strategy Officer Shameek Konar on Jan. 1, 2021, at which point Haslam will become chairman of the board and company founder James Haslam will be named chairman emeritus.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 21, 2020
Business, Equipment

Volvo Reports Q2 Net Loss, Lower Revenue Amid Pandemic

Volvo Trucks Volvo's VNR 660 truck model. Revenue in Q2 fell to $8.1 billion compared with $13.6 billion a year earlier. (Volvo Trucks North America)

Volvo Group reported a net loss in the second quarter and lower revenue in a period scarred by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

VTNA Remains Aggressive on Future Despite Uncertainties

Volvo VHD Volvo VHD by Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America presented a business review, recapped two recently upgraded models and noted what it is doing at its customer center to stay connected amid social distancing and travel restrictions.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 16, 2020

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