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US Industrial Production Up 3%; Factory Output Rises 3.4%

Ford workers assemble ventilators in Michigan. Ford workers assemble ventilators at the Ford Rawsonville plant in Ypsilanti Township, Mich., on May 13. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

American industry continued to regain ground lost in the coronavirus recession last month, but production remains well below where it was before the pandemic struck.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
August 14, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Valvoline Launches Second Iteration of Multifuel Engine Oil

Valvoline's David Young David Young, Valvoline vice president of heavy-duty sales at an industry event in 2018. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

Valvoline Inc. launched the second iteration of its heavy-duty engine oil first released in 2018 — Valvoline Premium Blue One Solution Gen2.

August 14, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Progresses Toward Sustainability Goals

J.B. Hunt truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

J.B. Hunt Transport Services has issued a report that provides a window into the company’s current energy usage and outlines a series of corporatewide sustainability goals it has adopted.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 13, 2020
Business, Equipment

Navistar CEO Persio Lisboa Announces Executive Appointments

Persio Lisboa, CEO of Navistar Navistar CEO Persio Lisboa by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Navistar International Corp. announced three executive appointments under the leadership of newly named CEO Persio Lisboa, effective immediately.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 13, 2020
Business, Equipment

July Medium-Duty Sales Drop Nearly 20%

Isuzu trucks Isuzu

July medium-duty truck sales dropped almost 20% compared with a year earlier as only the combined total of the two lightest segments posted a small gain, WardsAuto .com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 13, 2020
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

Class 8 Sales Show Resurgence in July

Cummins/International The latest C10 version comes with the 2021 Cummins X15 Efficiency Series paired with Eaton Cummins Endurant HD 12-speed automated manual transmission. (Cumberland International Truck)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in July cleared 14,000 for the highest total since March, reported as the freight economy grew stronger.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 12, 2020
Business, Equipment

Cummins, Navistar Extend Engine Partnership

Cummins-International International grille by Mark Elias/Bloomberg News; Cumminx X-15 by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Independent engine maker Cummins Inc. and Navistar International Corp. announced Cummins will be the preferred supplier of Navistar’s medium-duty and heavy-duty big bore engines in its International trucks and IC buses in the U.S. and Canada.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 11, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Caltrans Turns to Recycled Bottles for Repaving Project

Recycled roadway Caltrans workers repaving state Route 162 between the Feather River and Christian Avenue in Oroville. (Caltrans)

The California Department of Transportation is repaving a segment of a state highway using only recycled materials in a pilot project.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 11, 2020
Business, Equipment

CVG Reports Q2 Net Loss, Lower Revenue

CVG trade show CVG display at an industry show. (Commercial Vehicle Group)

Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. reported a second-quarter net loss and a decline in revenue as end markets contracted in a difficult quarter marked by the coronavirus pandemic.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 11, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

CVSA's International Roadcheck Rescheduled for Sept. 9-11

Officer checking cargo during CVSA Roadcheck A Virginia State Police officer performs a load securement inspection during a previous International Roadcheck event. This year's focus will be on driver requirements. (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance)

The postponed International Roadcheck event has been rescheduled for Sept. 9-11, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced Aug. 10.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 10, 2020