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Operational Cost of Trucking Up 7.7%, ATRI Report Says

Truck on the road in Oregon According to ATRI, the average marginal cost per mile incurred by motor carriers in 2018 rose to $1.82, marking a 7.7% increase from 2017. (Getty Images)

The costs associated with trucking have increased substantially, according to a new report from the American Transportation Research Institute.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Omnitracs Resolves ELD Disruption That Had Drivers Reverting to Paper Logs

Omnitracs Intelligent Vehicle Gateway unit Omnitracs Intelligent Vehicle Gateway units are not affected by the outage. (Omnitracs)

Technology company Omnitracs announced its electronic logging devices that had experienced outages caused by an infrequent update to Global Positioning System operations are now functional.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 4, 2019
Business, Equipment

VW’s Traton Joins Rivals in Warning Demand for Trucks Is Souring

Traton Traton flags. (Traton Group)

Volkswagen AG’s Traton truck-making division echoed competitors in warning it’s “intensively” preparing for a much more difficult environment next year.

Tara Patel | Bloomberg News
November 4, 2019
Business, Equipment, TCA

Mack Trucks Union Workers Approve Labor Agreement

Mack Trucks Mack Trucks in a lot. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

Mack Trucks announced late on Nov. 3 that United Auto Workers members ratified a four-year collective bargaining agreement with the company. The contract covers more than 3,500 Mack workers across six facilities in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Florida.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
November 4, 2019
Business, Equipment

Allison Reports Lower Q3 Results

A worker assembles part of an Allison Transmission A worker assembles part of an Allison Transmission at one of the company's plants. (Allison Transmission via YouTube)

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. reported lower net income and revenue in the third quarter amid uneven demand in its markets.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

NACV Spotlights Innovations as Firms Brace for Downturn

NACV The NACV exhibit floor. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Truck, trailer and component manufacturers unveiled their latest innovations and outlined visions for the industry’s future here at the second edition of the North American Commercial Vehicle Show, while simultaneously preparing for an expected downturn in the equipment market next year.

October 31, 2019
Business, Equipment

Cummins Q3 Earnings, Revenue Follow Markets Down

Cummins Workers at a Cummins factory. (Bloomberg News)

Cummins Inc. posted lower net income and revenue in the third quarter as demand fell for trucks and construction equipment.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2019
Business, Equipment

Dana Posts Record Q3 Sales, Higher Net Income

Dana headquarters Dana Holding Corp. headquarters in Maumee, Ohio. (Dana Holding Corp.)

Dana Inc. notched higher net income and record revenue in the third quarter, propelled by its backlog and recent acquisitions.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt Outlines Time of Transition for Trucking

Meritor CEO Jay Craig (left) interviews Volvo CEO Martin Lundstedt Meritor CEO Jay Craig (left) interviews Volvo CEO Martin Lundstedt. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt said the commercial vehicle industry has entered a time of transition with the rise of electric-powered trucks, automated driving technology and connected vehicles.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 31, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Bendix Prepares for Electronic Braking Transition

TJ Thomas, director of marketing and customer solutions for Bendix’s controls business TJ Thomas, director of marketing and customer solutions for Bendix’s controls business, said two trends are taking shape in trucking: highly automated driving and e-mobility. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems outlined its plans to support the trucking industry’s upcoming transition toward electronic braking systems and the introduction of automated steering controls in the commercial vehicle market.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 31, 2019

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