Business, Technology, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales Tumble in January as Fleets Grow More Cautious

Peterbilt Class 8 A Peterbilt 579 Class 8 truck. (Peterbilt Motors Co.)

Class 8 U.S. retail sales in January dropped below 16,000 for the first time since January 2018, WardsAuto .com reported, as a cautious industry waited to see what changes in the freight environment.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 12, 2020
Business, Technology, Breaking News

Volkswagen's Traton Unit Submits Buyout Offer for Navistar

The Navistar-Traton booth at IAA The Navistar/Traton SE booth at IAA in 2018. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

Navistar International Corp. said it has received an unsolicited buyout offer from its European truck partner Traton SE — which is owned by Germany’s Volkswagen AG — in a $35 per share cash offer.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
January 30, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Breaking News

FMCSA Announces Two-Year Delay of Its Entry Level Driver Training Rule

student drivers John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The so-called Entry Level Driver Training rule — originally set to go into effect Feb. 7 — is delayed until Feb. 7, 2022, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Jan. 29 in an interim final rule.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 29, 2020
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

ATA Truck Tonnage Increased 3.3% in 2019

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truck tonnage for 2019 increased 3.3%, softer than year-ago levels but continuing a streak of annual gains, American Trucking Associations announced Jan. 21.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 21, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Breaking News

Judge Sides With California Trucking Association, Issues Preliminary Injunction in AB 5 Fight

AB 5 Fight Traffic on a California highway. (Getty Images)

A federal judge in San Diego on Jan. 16 issued a preliminary injunction against the trucking component of a California law that would restrict how independent workers can be classified by companies. The judge’s ruling means the state of California cannot implement the law as it pertains to the trucking industry.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 16, 2020
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

XPO Logistics to Explore Sale of Business Segments

An XPO Logistics truck XPO Logistics via YouTube

XPO Logistics Inc. announced Jan. 15 that its board of directors has authorized the possible sale or spinoff of one or more of its business units.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2020
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales in December Slip, but Soar for Full-Year Period

Mack Anthems Mack Anthems by Joe Antoshak/Transport Topics

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in December dropped 11.4% compared with a year earlier, but the full year posted the highest annual sales since 2006, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 13, 2020
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

ATA’s Truck Tonnage Drops 2.1% Year-Over-Year in November

Trucks on highway Safe Roads Illinois

Truck tonnage fell 2.1% in November compared with year-ago levels, the first year-over-year decline since April 2017, according to American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 23, 2019
Business, Breaking News

November Class 8 Sales Skid to Lowest Point in Almost Two Years

November Class 8 Sales Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks on Interstate 15 outside of Las Vegas. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in November fell 12.9% year-over-year, landing at the lowest point in almost two years, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 11, 2019
Government, Business, Breaking News, Top 100

Celadon Files for Bankruptcy, Shuts Down

Celadon trucks Bloomberg News

Celadon Group Inc. is filing for bankruptcy and shutting down immediately amid falling freight rates and the effects of penalties levied by the U.S. Department of Justice for settlement of securities fraud charges brought against prior management.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 9, 2019

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