Business, Logistics

May Tonnage Gains 4.8%, Reversing Downward Trend

Truck tonnage rose 4.8% in May compared with one year ago, the largest year-over-year gain since November 2016, according to the monthly American Trucking Associations index, suggesting that the freight market has tightened in recent weeks.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017

Ohio EPA to Lower Nitrogen Oxide Output; Effort to Be Funded by $71.4 Million from VW

Ohio traffic Ohio Department of Administrative Services

Ohio expects to receive $71.4 million from the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Agreement between 2017 and 2027 to fund projects to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from commercial trucks and other sources in the transportation sector, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017

Crete Carrier Names Tim Aschoff President

Tim Aschoff Crete Carrier Corp.

Crete Carrier Corp. appointed Tim Aschoff president, adding to his role of chief operating officer.

Transport Topics
June 22, 2017
Business, Safety

XPO Says Thanks a Million to Drivers Safely Reaching Milestone

XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics celebrated drivers with at least 1 million accident-free miles at a two-day celebration in Ann Arbor, Mich., in mid-June, including a question-and-answer session hosted by company CEO Brad Jacobs.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2017

State Winners Gearing Up for National Truck Driving Championships

Duck John Sommers II for TT

State-level championships are coming to a quick close with the winners poised to move on to the National Truck Driving Championships in August.

Marissa Gamache | Special to Transport Topics
June 22, 2017
Government, Business

Trump’s Trade Chief Says US Won’t Force Quick NAFTA Deal

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump’s top trade negotiator said there’s no deadline to reach a deal on revamping the North American Free Trade Agreement, and if talks end in a deadlock, the United States will be compelled to rethink its strategy.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
June 21, 2017
Business, Equipment

Trailer Orders Jump 24% in May to Nearly 18,000

Trailer orders rose 24% to push toward 18,000 in May, and expectations are for demand to stay strong, ACT Research Co. reported.

Orders reached 17,889, ACT said, citing a net total. That compares with 14,459 orders a year earlier.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Europe’s Truck Makers Offer Detailed Timeline to Run Truck Platoons Before 2025, Scania Says

Scania PLatoon Scania

Truck maker Scania said Europe’s truck manufacturers have presented a detailed timeline of steps leading up to the introduction of convoys of semi-automated trucks on Europe’s motorways before 2025. At the same time, similar U.S. efforts are emerging.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 21, 2017
Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Fleets Welcome Safety Benefits of Automation but Don’t Expect to See Driverless Trucks Soon

Truck makers, technology developers and regulators are paving the way for self-driving commercial vehicles, but the future of the industry ultimately will be shaped by fleets and the extent to which they adopt automated driving capabilities.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
June 16, 2017

Federal Overtime Rule Faces Legal Battle

A U.S. Department of Labor rule that would add 4 million workers to the national pool of employees eligible for overtime bonus pay Dec. 1 is facing two legal challenges in a U.S. District Court in Sherman, Texas.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
October 3, 2016