Equipment
Business, Equipment

US Trailer Orders Boom in Highest-Ever July

Trailer Orders Workers put the finishing touches on new trailers at Utility Trailer’s Clearfield, Utah, factory. (Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.)

U.S. trailer orders broke past 29,000 to set a record for the month of July, shattering the previous high for the month that had stood for 24 years, ACT Research Co. reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

July Class 8 Sales Jump Amid Demand for Safety Tech

Freightliner dealer Freightliner and Western Star trucks for sale at a Texas Premier Truck Group dealership. Freightliner remains the market leader. (Premier Truck Group)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in July were the second-highest of the year, increasing by more than 33% as they cleared 20,000.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

Trump’s Tariffs Will Make Fixing Your Car More Expensive

Fixing Your Car Getty Images

Hopkins Manufacturing Corp. may shift its China supplier network to factories in Taiwan. Multi Parts has stopped hiring new employees. AutoZone Inc. and O’Reilly Automotive Inc. plan to raise prices.

Sarah Gardner | Bloomberg News
August 16, 2018
Business, Equipment

Navistar Appoints VW Truck & Bus Executive Christian Schulz to Board

Truck maker Navistar International Corp. appointed Christian Schulz to its board of directors, effective immediately.

Transport Topics
August 15, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

CVSA Responds to Senators by Deciding to Spend a Day Inspecting Trailer Underride Guards

A trailer underride guard Insurance Institute for Highway Safety via YouTube

In response to a request by two U.S. senators, roadside commercial motor vehicle inspectors later this month will spend a day collecting data on the condition and maintenance of rear trailer underride guards.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Coming Aug. 22: LiveOnWeb's 'Orchestrating the Supply Chain'

Orchestrating the Supply Chain

What are shippers doing to orchestrate the supply chain? How are they tackling capacity, service, visibility and control? That's the focus of our Aug. 22 LiveOnWeb program, "Orchestrating the Supply Chain." Save your seat, watch a preview or ask a question in advance.

Transport Topics
August 15, 2018
Business, Equipment

Medium-Duty Sales Near 20,000 in July Amid Consumer-Sector Strength

Ford F750 truck Ford F750 truck. (Ford Motor Co.)

U.S. retail sales of medium-duty trucks in July rose nearly 15% above a year earlier as all classes posted gains, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Will Your Next Truck Be a Plug-In?

RoadSigns podcast

Are electric vehicles poised to break through in commercial transportation? Episode 3 of RoadSigns has the answer. Click to listen.

Transport Topics
August 13, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety, Opinion

Opinion: Trucking Companies Can Reap Big Recoveries in Small Claims

Does your trucking company write off thousands of dollars of small losses due to the negligence of other drivers? While small-dollar claims might not seem worth the hassle of collecting, they can add up quickly and amount to significant business losses.

Kelsea Eckert | Attorney at Law, Eckert & Associates, P.A.
August 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

NHTSA Certifies eNow Truck Rooftop Mounting Systems

eNow Truck Rooftop Mounting Systems ENow solar power panels at the 2017 Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Renewable energy company eNow announced that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration certified its method of mounting solar power systems on truck rooftops as meeting federal safety standards.

Transport Topics
August 13, 2018

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