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Navistar Appoints VW Truck & Bus Executive Christian Schulz to Board

Truck maker Navistar International Corp. appointed Christian Schulz to its board of directors, effective immediately.

Transport Topics
August 15, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

CVSA Responds to Senators by Deciding to Spend a Day Inspecting Trailer Underride Guards

A trailer underride guard Insurance Institute for Highway Safety via YouTube

In response to a request by two U.S. senators, roadside commercial motor vehicle inspectors later this month will spend a day collecting data on the condition and maintenance of rear trailer underride guards.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Coming Aug. 22: LiveOnWeb's 'Orchestrating the Supply Chain'

Orchestrating the Supply Chain

What are shippers doing to orchestrate the supply chain? How are they tackling capacity, service, visibility and control? That's the focus of our Aug. 22 LiveOnWeb program, "Orchestrating the Supply Chain." Save your seat, watch a preview or ask a question in advance.

Transport Topics
August 15, 2018
Business, Equipment

Medium-Duty Sales Near 20,000 in July Amid Consumer-Sector Strength

Ford F750 truck Ford F750 truck. (Ford Motor Co.)

U.S. retail sales of medium-duty trucks in July rose nearly 15% above a year earlier as all classes posted gains, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Will Your Next Truck Be a Plug-In?

RoadSigns podcast

Are electric vehicles poised to break through in commercial transportation? Episode 3 of RoadSigns has the answer. Click to listen.

Transport Topics
August 13, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety, Opinion

Opinion: Trucking Companies Can Reap Big Recoveries in Small Claims

Does your trucking company write off thousands of dollars of small losses due to the negligence of other drivers? While small-dollar claims might not seem worth the hassle of collecting, they can add up quickly and amount to significant business losses.

Kelsea Eckert | Attorney at Law, Eckert & Associates, P.A.
August 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

NHTSA Certifies eNow Truck Rooftop Mounting Systems

eNow Truck Rooftop Mounting Systems ENow solar power panels at the 2017 Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Renewable energy company eNow announced that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration certified its method of mounting solar power systems on truck rooftops as meeting federal safety standards.

Transport Topics
August 13, 2018
Business, Equipment

Pac-Van Acquires Delmarva Trailer Sales and Rentals

Two Pac-Van trucks Pac-Van

Pac-Van Inc., a provider of portable storage containers and trailers, has acquired assets of Delmarva Trailer Sales and Rentals in Elkridge, Md., to expand the company’s business in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. market.

Transport Topics
August 13, 2018
Business, Equipment

Lippert Adds Mattress for Larger Drivers

Lippert's Odyssey mattress Lippert's Odyssey mattress. (Lippert Components Inc.)

Lippert Components Inc. introduced the Odyssey, the latest in its somnum mattresses for the heavy-truck market built to maximize comfort for big and tall sleepers.

Transport Topics
August 13, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Aug. 13: Grand Champions

Driving competition at 2017 NTDC Driving competition at 2017 National Truck Driving Championships in Orlando, Fla.

After weeks of qualifying at the state level, a Grand Champion will be crowned Aug. 18 at the National Truck Driving Championships in Columbus, Ohio. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 13, 2018

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