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

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
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

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