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Government, Business, Equipment

Trucking Case Against Ocean Carriers Can Advance, Judge Rules

Equipment at the Port of Virginia Chassis, containers and trucks at the Port of Virginia's Portsmouth Marine Terminal. (Virginia Port Authority)

A case that alleges ocean carriers are overcharging truckers for use of container chassis at ports will proceed after a judge denied a request for dismissal filed by the defendants.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 19, 2020
Business, Equipment

Navistar Announces Next-Generation HX Severe-Service Model

Navistar's next-generation heavy-duty HX International Truck Navistar's next-generation heavy-duty HX International Truck is aimed primarily at the construction, logging, mining, and oil and gas sectors. (Navistar Inc.)

Navistar announced the next generation of its heavy-duty HX International Truck vocational model, principally designed for the construction segment.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 17, 2020
Equipment, Fuel

The Top 3 Factors that Affect Fuel Efficiency in Trucking

Michelin Whitepaper

A new, free study by Michelin reveals the top three factors that affect a truck and trailer’s fuel efficiency—and how fleets can overcome them to reduce their fuel costs.

November 17, 2020
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Meritor Reports Lower Profit, Revenue; Transition Plan Announced

Meritor exhibit A Meritor exhibit at a past industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Meritor reported lower fiscal fourth-quarter net income and revenue. The company also announced President and CEO Jay Craig will transition to executive chairman of the board of directors Feb. 28.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 17, 2020
Government, Equipment, Safety

Transportation Officials Coordinate Repairs to Brent Spence Bridge

Brent Spence Bridge Inspectors gather on the Brent Spence Bridge; repairs are underway. (Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)

State and federal officials are contributing to an emergency response effort after a truck crash damaged the Brent Spence Bridge, which forms a vital link between northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Cummins Outlines the Future of Hydrogen Fuel Technologies

Cummins hydrogen bus Buses are a likely early target for hydrogen fuel technology. (Cummins Inc.)

Engine manufacturer Cummins sees a future in fuel cell technology for itself and within the trucking industry, but noted during a virtual event that challenges lie ahead.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 17, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Truck, Engine Makers Refine Products to Meet 2021 GHG Emission Standards

Cummins X15 engine A Cummins X15 engine on display at a 2019 industry show. In October, Cummins announced the availability of its 2021 emission-compliant X12 and X15 series diesel engines. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Original equipment manufacturers and engine suppliers have found a variety of ways to meet the challenges posed by the 2021 Phase 2 standards for greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
November 16, 2020
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Home Depot Reunites With HD Supply in Deal Catering to Pros

A Home Depot store is shown in Colma, Calif., on Jan. 16. A Home Depot store is seen in Colma, Calif., on Jan. 16. (Jeff Chiu/Associated Press)

Home Depot Inc. agreed to buy building products distributor HD Supply Holdings Inc., reuniting the home-improvement retailer with its former subsidiary more than a decade after they split apart.

Richard Clough | Bloomberg News
November 16, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Meritor, DTNA Extend Air Disc Brake Deal

Meritor EX+ LS air disc brake A Meritor EX+ LS air disc brake at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Meritor Inc. and Daimler Trucks North America announced that Meritor EX+ LS air disc brakes will be standard on all wheel positions on Freightliner Cascadia truck models through 2025.

November 16, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

CVG Posts Lower Earnings, Revenue in Q3

CVG Cabs at a CVG facility. (Commercial Vehicle Group)

CVG reported lower net income and revenue in the third quarter as a result of a drop in commercial vehicle build rates offset by results from warehouse automation initiatives in the expanding e-commerce environment.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 16, 2020

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