Business, Equipment

Dana to Acquire Oerlikon’s Drive Systems Unit

Dana axle display at a trucking industry trade show John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Dana Inc. announced it signed a definitive agreement to purchase the drive systems segment of the Oerlikon Group, a Swiss manufacturer of high-precision gears, planetary hub drives for wheeled and tracked vehicles and products, control and software that support vehicle electrification across the mobility industry.

Transport Topics
July 30, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

What's Next on the Road to Self-Driving Trucks?

RoadSigns podcast

Automation in the trucking industry is ramping up quickly. But how will the next levels of automation be deployed? Episode 2 of RoadSigns has the answers. Click to listen.

Transport Topics
July 27, 2018
Business, Equipment

Stemco Names Eric Vaillancourt President

Stemco Trailer Tail Stemco TrailerTail (Stemco via YouTube)

Stemco announced it hired Eric Vaillancourt as its new president.

Transport Topics
July 27, 2018
Business, Equipment

Cummins Marks Milestone With 2 Millionth Engine

Cummins X15 A Cummins X15 engine on display at 2016 MCE. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Cummins Inc. announced the production of its 2 millionth engine, an X15, at the Jamestown (N.Y.) Engine Plant.

Transport Topics
July 27, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

Bosselman Adds Bandag Retreads

Bosselman Boss Truck Shops Inc. announced it has partnered with Bandag, a business unit of Bridgestone Americas Inc., to provide Bandag retreads at all Boss Truck Shops locations.

Transport Topics
July 27, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Chassis Pool OK’d for Georgia, South Carolina Ports

Chassis containers at the Port of Oakland Chassis containers at the Port of Oakland. (Todd Lappin/Flickr)

The creation of a common chassis pool by the port authorities for Georgia and South Carolina will go forward.

DeAnn Komanecky | Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
July 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

EPA Reverses Course, Will Enforce Rule Limiting Production of Glider Trucks

Glider Kit A Kenworth truck with a Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine at the Fitzgerald Glider Kits booth at 2016 MATS. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has reversed a controversial decision made earlier this month that would have allowed the proliferation of glider kit trucks until the end of 2019.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Wabco Opens First North American Customer Care Center

Wabco Wabco’s first dedicated Customer Care Center for North America is now fully operational and will relocate to the company’s new Americas headquarters in Auburn Hills once construction of the building is complete. (Wabco Holdings Inc.)

Commercial vehicle supplier Wabco Holdings Inc. opened its first North America Customer Care Center, providing full support for the portfolio of Wabco products sold in the region.

Transport Topics
July 27, 2018
Business, Equipment

Daimler Net Income, Revenue Down on Soft Total Sales

Mercedes Sprinter van A Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Quarterly sales of vans jumped 7%. (Mercedes-Benz USA)

German car and truck maker Daimler AG reported second-quarter net income and revenue fell amid a slight increase in overall vehicle sales, driven by larger gains at its Mercedes-Benz Vans and Daimler Trucks units.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Knight-Swift Sees Steady Revenue Rise as Merger Efforts Continue

Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation cabs Knight Transportation completed its acquisition of Swift Transportation last September. (TT File Photo)

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings reported greater second-quarter revenue and improved income across most of its divisions as it continued the coordination of the two firms after their merger last September.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
July 25, 2018