Business, Safety, Autonomous

February Truck Tonnage Rises

Truck tonnage rose 2.6% in February, the third consecutive year-over-year increase, as the industry continues a steady rebound, American Trucking Associations reported.

March 29, 2010
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

Indiana Truck Parts Factory to Remain Open

A truck parts maker has decided to keep a northern Indiana factory open after announcing last month that it would be shut down, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
March 26, 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, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

Industry Opposed to Quick Implementation of Clean-Truck Plan at Port of N.Y./N.J.

A new diesel-emissions-reduction program at the Port of New York and New Jersey that will ban pre-1994 trucks beginning in 2011 will be costly and burdensome for motor carriers and comes at a time when fleets are reeling from the recession, state trucking officials said.

March 22, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Equipment, Autonomous

February Truck Sales Rise 19.1%

Manufacturers and their dealers sold 19.1% more big trucks in February than they did a year earlier, marking the second consecutive month in which Class 8 sales beat their year-ago totals, according to

March 22, 2010
Business, Autonomous

Truckload Fleets Recruit Drivers as Capacity Begins to Tighten

Many truckload fleets have almost overnight found themselves in a mini driver shortage, as demand for freight-hauling capacity is suddenly climbing in some markets and carriers expecting better times seek to put more trucks on the road.

March 22, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Equipment, Autonomous

Many Buyers of New Trucks Face Penalties at L.A. Port

The owners of more than two-thirds of the 2,200 new Class 8 trucks bought with the assistance of $20,000 each in Port of Los Angeles grants face financial penalties because their trucks will not make the required 300 gate moves during their first year of operation, port officials said.

March 22, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Head of Canada Truck Group Backs EOBRs for All Trucks Operating in North America

Electronic onboard recorders should be mandatory for all truckers operating in North America, the president of the Canadian Trucking Alliance said.

March 22, 2010
Business, Autonomous

Truckers’ Safety-Belt Use Increases

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said Friday that 74% of commercial truck and bus drivers are now using their safety belts, up from 65% in 2007.

Transport Topics
March 19, 2010
Business, Autonomous

Navistar Gets EPA Certification for 2010 Engine

Truck and engine manufacturer Navistar Inc. said Thursday it has received its first Environmental Protection Agency certification for one of its 2010 engines and expects certification for the rest in the coming “days and weeks.”

March 18, 2010
Business, Logistics, Autonomous

Schneider Upgrades Tractors With New Onboard Computers

Schneider National said it has fitted about one-quarter of its 12,000 tractors with new onboard computers in a fleetwide rip-and-replace that, for the first time, will bring graphical navigation and electronic driver logs to every truck.

March 17, 2010