Business, Autonomous

Medium Duties Show Fifth Straight Monthly Gain

Retail sales of medium-duty trucks totaled 19,991 units in April, a 7.9% increase from a year earlier, reported May 13.

May 26, 2010
Business, Safety, Equipment, Autonomous

April Orders for New Class 8s Rise 91%, ACT Report Says

New orders for heavy-duty trucks increased 91% in April, from the same month of 2009, ACT Research Co. reported.

Transport Topics
May 25, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Boyd Bros. Orders 325 Navistar Tractors

Flatbed carrier Boyd Bros. Transportation has ordered 325 trucks with 2010 engines from Navistar Inc., the manufacturer said Thursday.

Transport Topics
May 24, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

U.S. to Set Truck Fuel Goals

The Obama administration was set last week to outline a path to national fuel-economy standards for large trucks, bringing industry and government officials to the White House to announce a plan that could aim at driving habits as well as equipment changes to reduce fuel use.

May 24, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Calderon Hopeful for Settlement of U.S.-Mexico Border Dispute

Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderon, said last week that the United States and his nation would solve the countries’ ongoing trade dispute caused by the closure of the southern border to longhaul truck traffic.

May 24, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

E&MU: CARB Issues Fines for Reefer Violations

Agents of the California Air Resources Board have fanned out to ticket truck operators who fail to comply with the state’s complicated schedule for reducing emissions from the small diesel engines that power transport refrigeration.

May 17, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

LaHood Says New Border Plan is ‘Very Close’ to Completion

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told a Senate subcommittee the Obama administration soon will unveil its plan to relaunch a cross-border trucking program along the U.S.-Mexico border.

May 17, 2010
Business, Government, Autonomous

Virginia’s Latest Toll Scheme

It took years to beat back the state of Virginia’s ill-advised plan to toll Interstate 81, but eventually it was abandoned. Trucking, and the state’s motorists, breathed a sigh of relief after that tolling scheme was tossed out.

May 14, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Former DOT Chief Skinner Defends LaHood

CHICAGO — Former Transportation Secretary Samuel Skinner defended current Secretary Ray LaHood, telling tank truck executives here that recent pushes to promote rail and other modes of transportation at the expense of trucking were likely foisted upon him by the White House.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
May 11, 2010
Business, Autonomous

Tornado Destroys Oklahoma Truck Stop

Tornados ripped through Oklahoma Monday, killing five, injuring 10 and destroying a Love’s Travel Stop near Oklahoma City, among other buildings.

Transport Topics
May 11, 2010