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Truck-Lite Introduces Light-Out Detection System

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Truck-Lite Co. has introduced its Light-Out Detection System, which alerts drivers when there is a problem with the trailer’s LED safety lighting.

February 29, 2016
Business

Prices Lower, Sales Slower for Used Class 8 Trucks

John Sommers II for TT

With inventories at the highest level in more than a decade, used Class 8 trucks were priced lower and selling slower in January compared with a year earlier, a pattern likely to continue throughout 2016, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 29, 2016
Business

Volvo Trucks North America Offers Battery-Powered Parking Cooler

Volvo Trucks North America

Volvo Trucks North America announced that it now offers a battery-powered parking cooler as a factory-installed option on its VNM 630, VNL 630, VNL 670, VNL 730 and VNL 780 sleeper models.

February 19, 2016
Business

USA Truck Names James Craig as President of Logistics and Brokerage Unit

BNSF Logistics

USA Truck Inc. announced that it had appointed James Craig to the newly created position of president of strategic capacity solutions, effective Feb. 15.

February 9, 2016
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Truck Orders Drop 48%

Mack Trucks

January’s Class 8 North American orders just cleared 18,000, down 48% year-over-year but within expectations as fleets’ ordering patterns shifted into a more typical range, analysts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 8, 2016
Business

Truckers: Toll Plan Will Put Them Out of Business or Drive Them Out of R.I.

A host of people connected to the trucking industry testified Feb. 4 that Rhode Island's truck-tolling plan is an existential threat to their businesses or a factor that could drive them from the state to more hospitable climates.

Katherine Gregg and Patrick Anderson | The Providence Journal
February 5, 2016
Business

Ryder, USA Truck Earnings Improve in Fourth Quarter

Two large freight industry companies have reported improved fourth-quarter results, with net income rising 5% at Ryder System Inc. and 11% at USA Truck Inc.

February 2, 2016
Business

Most Truckload Profits Drop in 4Q as Freight Demand Slows

John Sommers II for TT

Truckload fleets that reported fourth-quarter earnings last week largely trailed the year-earlier quarter amid growing weakness in freight markets.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
February 1, 2016
Business

USA Truck Appoints Randy Rogers New CEO

USA Truck Inc. appointed logistics executive John "Randy" Rogers its new CEO, effective Jan. 14.

January 14, 2016
Business

Truck Stocks Plunge in 2015

Trucking companies’ shares, which declined faster last year than other transport stocks and the broader financial markets, are likely to keep falling in early 2016.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
January 11, 2016

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