Business

Business

Crete Carrier Names Tim Aschoff President

Tim Aschoff Crete Carrier Corp.

Crete Carrier Corp. appointed Tim Aschoff president, adding to his role of chief operating officer.

June 22, 2017
Business

Home-Sales Pickup Signals Market Withstanding Weak Supply

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

A pickup in sales of previously owned U.S. homes signals the housing market is making progress despite inventory constraints that are sending prices to all-time highs, a report from the National Association of Realtors showed June 21.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
June 21, 2017
Business, Equipment

Trailer Orders Jump 24% in May to Nearly 18,000

Trailer orders rose 24% to push toward 18,000 in May, and expectations are for demand to stay strong, ACT Research Co. reported.

Orders reached 17,889, ACT said, citing a net total. That compares with 14,459 orders a year earlier.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Europe’s Truck Makers Offer Detailed Timeline to Run Truck Platoons Before 2025, Scania Says

Scania PLatoon Scania

Truck maker Scania said Europe’s truck manufacturers have presented a detailed timeline of steps leading up to the introduction of convoys of semi-automated trucks on Europe’s motorways before 2025. At the same time, similar U.S. efforts are emerging.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 21, 2017
Business

Open, Honest Communication Wins Business, Experts Say

Joe Howard/TT

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — Business strategist Marcus Sheridan told transportation industry professionals at a sales and marketing conference here that posting to their websites details about their competition could help drive new business, and he pointed to his history as a self-described “pool guy” to make the case.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
June 13, 2017
Business

Orders for US Business Equipment Increase More Than Forecast

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Orders for U.S. business equipment climbed more than forecast in November, a sign that corporate investment is starting to firm up.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
December 22, 2016
Business

IAA Notebook: News From Cummins, Eaton, Dana, Volvo and More

Cummins Inc.

HANOVER, Germany — The 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicles Show featured more than 2,000 exhibitors from all over the world and more than 70 press conferences. Here are highlights, featuring news from Wabco, Continental, ZF, Cummins, Eaton, Volvo, Dana and DAF.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
September 30, 2016
Editorial, Business, Autonomous

Editorial: Fascinating Future, Difficult Present

In putting this issue together, we didn’t know whether to oooh and ahhh like children watching a Harry Potter movie or reach for antacids like baby boomers with heartburn. Engineers are weaving computer capability into vehicles in a way that seems like wizardry coming soon, while this year’s freight market continues to offer disappointment with no signs of yielding.

September 26, 2016
Business, Government

Trucking Airs Concerns to House Panel; HOS Restart, Highway Funding Top List

House Transportation Committee

Truckers and other transportation stakeholders last week voiced a variety of regulatory, infrastructure and funding concerns to the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 26, 2016
Government, Business

Roundtable Participants Voice a Variety of Concerns to House Panel

House Transportation Committee

Truckers and other transportation stakeholders last week voiced a variety of regulatory, infrastructure and funding concerns to the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 22, 2016

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