Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Trailer Makers Seek Timeline for Review of Phase 2 GHG Rule

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A trailer makers group is asking a federal appeals court to require that two federal agencies state when they plan to make a final decision on a 2016 Obama-era heavy-truck greenhouse gas rule. Whether revised or kept in place, the rule would regulate trailers for the first time.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 10, 2018
Business, Equipment

Cummins Takes Over Lead in Heavier Class 8 Engines

Engine on the line at a Cummins factory Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Independent engine maker Cummins Inc. supplied the most diesel engines used in Class 8 trucks in North America in the first half of 2018, as it did a year earlier, although its overall market share dipped, reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 8, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

Tire Safety Starts With the Pre-Trip Inspection

An officer performs a roadside inspection An officer performs a roadside inspection. (DOT Readiness Group)

Ensuring that thorough tire inspections are part of every pre-trip checklist can extend tire life and help ensure that truck drivers make it to their destinations safely, tire experts said.

John Baxter | Special to Transport Topics
August 8, 2018
Business, Equipment

Commercial Vehicle Group Rides Truck, Construction Markets to Higher 2Q Results

CVGI display at a trade show CVGI's display at a 2017 trade show in Hanover, Germany. (Commercial Vehicle Group/Facebook)

Component supplier Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. reported a surge in second-quarter net income and its highest revenue since 2012 amid record heavy-duty truck orders and improvement in the global construction markets.

Transport Topics
August 7, 2018
Business, Equipment

Dayton Parts Opens Las Vegas Distribution Facility

Dayton Parts, which produces truck suspension and undercarriage parts, is opening a 90,000-square-foot distribution center in Las Vegas to support customers in 11 Western states, the Harrisburg, Pa., manufacturer said Aug. 3.

Transport Topics
August 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

UPS, Thor to Partner on Battery-Electric Class 6 Delivery Truck

Class 6 Delivery Truck Rendering of the Thor, UPS collaboration. (UPS Inc.)

UPS Inc. has announced a collaboration with Los Angeles-based Thor Trucks on a battery-powered, Class 6 delivery truck that can drive approximately 100 miles on a single charge.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
August 6, 2018
Business, Equipment

Utility Trailer Dealer Opens Iowa Facility

A trailer moves in production at Utility Trailer’s factory in Clearfield, Utah. A trailer moves through the production process at Utility Trailer’s factory in Clearfield, Utah. (Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.)

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. announced that Mid-States Utility Trailer Sales has opened a new facility in Sioux City, Iowa, 8 miles south of its existing location.

Transport Topics
August 6, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Trump May Relax Auto Standards While Making Them Harder to Meet

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The Trump administration’s plan to ease vehicle-emission mandates lifts some burdens for automakers but also would strip away options that have made it easier for them to comply and have encouraged the development of electric cars.

Jennifer A Dlouhy and Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
August 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Penske Truck Leasing Announces Hawaii Expansion

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A second Penske Truck Leasing facility has opened in Hawaii, located on the west side of the island of Oahu in Kapolei, the company announced Aug. 1.

Transport Topics
August 6, 2018
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Orders in July Reach All-Time High of 52,400

Volvo trucks on the assembly line Justin Ide/Bloomberg News

Class 8 orders in July set an all-time monthly high, soaring past 52,000 and breaking a 12-year-old mark amid a crush of demand.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 2, 2018