Equipment
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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

US Xpress to Make SmartTruck Feature Standard on 2017 Trailer Builds

SmartTruck announced truckload carrier U.S. Xpress will include its fuel-saving TopKit Aero System on all its trailer builds in 2017.

Transport Topics
June 20, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Autonomous Vehicles in Nevada Roll Forward With New Legislation

Self-Driving Truck Daimler AG

Nevada displayed its dedication to refining autonomous vehicles, with the passage of and signing of Assembly Bill 69, industry officials said.

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
June 20, 2017
Business, Equipment

May Truck Sales Fall 6%

truck sales

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks fell 6.1% in May, but still topped 16,000 units for the highest volume of 2017 as sales started to align with the improvement that orders and production have shown this year, experts said.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Business, Equipment

Strick to Add Its Own Features to Trailers to Comply With Phase 2 GHG Mandates

Roger W. Gilroy/TT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Strick Trailers will begin offering trailers that it has loaded with features that comply with Phase 2 greenhouse gas mandates intended to make trailers more fuel-efficient.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Business, Equipment

Carriers, Shippers View Drop and Hook as Improvement in Operational Efficiency

ricecakeFTW via YouTube

Shippers and carriers sometimes might disagree on fair rates, settlement schedules or detention charges. But there is one freight-hauling technique that wins kudos from both sides: drop and hook. It sounds easy — and it can be — if the timing is right, experts said.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Business, Equipment

Carriers, Shippers View Drop and Hook as Improvement in Operational Efficiency

ricecakeFTW via YouTube

Shippers and carriers sometimes might disagree on fair rates, settlement schedules or detention charges. But there is one freight-hauling technique that wins kudos from both sides: drop and hook. It sounds easy — and it can be — if the timing is right, experts said.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Editorial: Automation and the Truck Driver

Automated vehicle technology is coming to trucking, but what will that mean for the truck driver?

June 19, 2017
Business, Equipment

Strick to Add Its Own Features to Trailers to Comply With Phase 2 GHG Mandates

Roger W. Gilroy/TT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Strick Trailers will begin offering trailers that it has loaded with features that comply with Phase 2 greenhouse gas mandates intended to make trailers more fuel-efficient.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017

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