Government, Business, Breaking News, Top 100

Trump Praises Trucking Industry’s Pandemic Response at White House Event

President Trump and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao honor four truck drivers President Trump and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao salute four truck drivers and the industry as a whole during a ceremony at the White House April 16. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

President Donald Trump commended America’s truckers for their dedication while serving as essential workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic during a presentation at the White House April 16.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 16, 2020
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

March Class 8 Sales Near Replacement Levels

Class 8 sales Western Star trucks on a sales lot. Western Star was the only U.S. Class 8 truck maker to see a sales increase from March 2019 to March 2020. (Peach State Freightliner)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in March fell 27.8% compared with a year earlier, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 9, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Breaking News

Tonnage Up 2.6% in February

Tonnage A flatbed truck in Indiana. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Truck tonnage in February rose 2.6% when compared with year-ago levels, according to American Trucking Associations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 24, 2020
Government, Business, Breaking News

US-Mexico Border to Close; Trade Will Keep Moving

Mexico border The San Ysidro port of entry in Tijuana, Mexico. (Luis Antonio Rojas/Bloomberg News)

Following similar action along the Canadian border, the White House has closed the United States’ border with Mexico to nonessential traffic, but is exempting trade and commerce from the ban.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 20, 2020
Government, Business, Breaking News

US to Close Canadian Border; Trade Not Affected

vehicles at US-Canada border Vehicles enter the United States as a minivan drives to Canada in the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel in Detroit on March 16. (Paul Sancya/AP)

The duration of a temporary ban on nonessential travel between the United States and Canada could be a month, President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House on March 18.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 18, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Breaking News

Amazon to Hire 100,000 to Help Meet Coronavirus-Related Order Spike

An Amazon fulfillment center in New Jersey Employees pull carts containing online orders at the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Robbinsville, N.J. (Bess Adler/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com will hire 100,000 people — and give U.S. workers a $2-an-hour raise — in an effort to meet crushing demand from customers placing online orders for household essentials rather than going to crowded stores.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 16, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Breaking News

FMCSA Issues HOS Relief for Coronavirus Assistance

HOS Trucks on the road. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has relaxed certain hours-of-service regulations for motor carriers involved in coronavirus-related relief efforts.

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

Class 8 Truck Sales Fall 22.1% in February

Freightliner trucks Freightliner

Class 8 U.S. retail sales in February dropped 22.1% to 15,460 compared with a year earlier, WardsAuto. com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 11, 2020
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

UPS Names Next CEO; Tomé to Succeed Abney

UPS CEO David Abney Abney by Christpher Goodney/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. on March 12 announced a leadership succession plan that named former Home Depot Chief Financial Officer Carol Tomé as the company’s next CEO, succeeding David Abney.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 11, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Breaking News

January Tonnage Up 0.8% Compared to 2019

Tonnage John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truck tonnage on a seasonally adjusted basis rose 0.8% in January compared with year-ago levels, according to American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, which was released Feb. 18.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 18, 2020

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