Business, Logistics, Breaking News

May Tonnage Falls 9.6% Year-Over-Year

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truck tonnage in May declined 9.6% compared with year-ago levels, the steepest seasonally adjusted year-over-year percentage drop since a 10.7% decline in June 2009, American Trucking Associations reported.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 23, 2020
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

TIA CEO Robert Voltmann to Step Down at End of September

TIA CEO and President Robert Voltmann Transportation Intermediaries Association President and CEO Robert Voltmann by John Hursh for Transportation Intermediaries Association

Transportation Intermediaries Association President and CEO Robert Voltmann will step down from his post later this year, the association announced June 10.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 11, 2020
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales in May Fall to Lowest Point Since 2011

Freightliner Cascadia A Freightliner Cascadia. Freightliner was the market leader in May. (Freightliner)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in May tumbled 62.5% — during the heart of the novel coronavirus pandemic — to just above 9,000 compared with a year earlier, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 10, 2020
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

April Tonnage Down 11.3% Year-Over-Year

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

April truck tonnage declined 11.3% compared with year-ago levels, the steepest year-over-year decline since 2009, American Trucking Associations reported.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 19, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Breaking News

FMCSA Publishes Final HOS Rule, Granting Flexibility to Drivers

Truck on highway 5m3photos/Getty Images

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published its long-awaited final rule on changes to hours-of-service regulations in a move intended to increase flexibility for truck drivers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2020
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales Fall 47.4% in April

Kenworth trucks sit on a lot Kenworth trucks sit on a dealership lot. Class 8 sales for 2020 through April sat at 60,219, a 30.7% decrease from the comparable 2019 period, when that figure was 86,908. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Class 8 U.S. retail sales in April plunged 47.4% as freight demand plummeted amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 12, 2020
Government, Business, Breaking News

FMCSA Adopts Crash Accountability Program

Driver behind the wheel Getty Images

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on May 1 announced that effective immediately it is making permanent a pilot program that will not count a crash in which a motor carrier was not at fault when calculating the carrier’s safety measurement profile. It also is expanding the types of crashes that may be considered.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 1, 2020
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

Truck Tonnage Up 4.3% Year-Over-Year on Coronavirus Surge

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truck tonnage rose 4.3% year-over-year in March on gains in selected business sectors, according to American Trucking Associations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Breaking News

Daimler Truck AG, Volvo Group Plan Joint Venture on Hydrogen Fuel Systems

Martin Daum and Martin Lundstedt Martin Daum (left) and Martin Lundstedt by Daimler AG

Global truck manufacturers Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group have reached a preliminary agreement on a joint venture to develop, produce and commercialize fuel cell systems in heavy-duty vehicles by the second half of the decade.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 21, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel, Breaking News

Oil Price Turns Negative in Historic First; Diesel’s Decline Continues

Price of diesel continues slipping Tanker trucks are filled with gasoline at the Valero Energy Corp. oil refinery in Memphis, Tenn. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

The price of oil dropped to its lowest level in history April 20, sinking into negative pricing as oil supplies are beginning to overwhelm the globe’s storage capacity.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 20, 2020

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