Government, Business, TCA

Colorado at the Crossroads

Colorado Interstate Traffic backs up on Interstate 70 near Silvethorne, Colo., a familiar scene on the main highway connecting Denver to the mountains. (Thomas Peipert/Associated Press)

Colorado’s means of getting around are in great need of attention, partisans on every side agree. But the various solutions and competing ways of paying for transportation improvements offered by candidates and ballot measures are a different political matter entirely.

Joey Bunch | The Colorado Springs, Colo. Gazette
October 16, 2018
Business, Technology

Opinion: Strategies for Driving OEM Service, Aftermarket Growth

After years of focusing on supply chain and operational initiatives, equipment makers are now turning their sights to aftermarket and service revenue growth, says Vivek Joshi of Entytle.

Vivek Joshi | CEO, Entytle
October 16, 2018
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, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Revenue Soars, but Profits Lag in Third Quarter

J.B. Hunt J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported a big bump in revenue in the third quarter as higher rates boosted the top line for each of its four freight segments. Profits, however, did not keep pace as the company dealt with outstanding legal issues and absorbed start-up costs for several new large dedicated hauling contracts.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 16, 2018
Business, Technology, TCA

How Grocer Giant Competes for Your Virtual Shopping Cart

Peapod Delivery Truck Peapod is the grocery delivery division of Dutch company, Royal Ahold NV. (Tim Boyle,Bloomberg News)

The willingness of consumers to try buying groceries online has helped fuel a fiercely competitive market, and one that analysts expect to grow. The Food Marketing Institute and Nielsen predicted this year that 70% of consumers will regularly shop for groceries online by 2022 or 2024.

Ellie Silverman | Philadelphia Inquirer
October 16, 2018
Government, Business

September Manufacturing Production Rises on Broad Demand

Manufacturing Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press

Factory production expanded in September for a fourth consecutive month on broad-based demand as the sector accelerated in the third quarter, Federal Reserve data showed Oct. 16.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo Group Uncovers Faulty Component in Emissions Setup

Volvo logo on a truck grille Volvo logo on a truck grille (Justin Ide/Bloomberg News)

Volvo, the world’s second-largest truckmaker, has uncovered a faulty component in the emissions-control setup of vehicles widely sold in Europe and the U.S., the manufacturer’s biggest markets.

Niclas Rolander | Bloomberg News
October 16, 2018
Government, Business

ASCE Gives Minnesota Infrastructure a C

Minnesota road with autumn color Some roads in Minnesota are scenic, but the state's roads earned a D+ from ASCE. (Shutterstock)

Minnesota has received a C grade on the American Society of Civil Engineers’ most recent infrastructure report card.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 16, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Inches Up 0.9¢ to $3.394 in Eighth Straight Increase

Trucks fuel up John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Diesel prices continue to move higher, increasing 0.9 cent to $3.394 per gallon, according to the survey by the U.S. Department of Energy on Oct. 15.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Mack Sets Up as Go-To Truck for Harsh Canadian Climate

Go-To Truck Two Mack Anthems parked outside Westcan’s facilities in Edmonton. (Joe Antoshak/Transport Topics)

EDMONTON, Alberta — Bolstered by a growing Canadian economy and a strong trucking market overall, Mack Trucks is looking to increase its presence across the northern border.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
October 15, 2018
Business, Equipment

Knorr-Bremse Industrialist Thiele Increases Fortune to $15.3 Billion After IPO

Knorr-Bremse Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News

Heinz Hermann Thiele is about $6 billion richer after last week’s initial public offering of his largest asset, Knorr-Bremse AG, the world’s biggest maker of truck and train braking systems. The IPO makes him Germany's fourth-richest person, with a net worth of $15.3 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Sophie Alexander and Tom Metcalf | Bloomberg News
October 15, 2018