Equipment
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Georgetown Rail Colloquium Highlights Health of Rail, Ongoing Viability of Trucking

Several speakers at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business' "The Economics and Regulation of the Freight Rail Industry" colloquium addressed various aspects of railroad and other transportation industries June 16.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
June 16, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety

Crete Tells Drivers They Can Drive 65

John Sommers II for TT

Crete Carrier Corp. will allow drivers to travel up to 65 mph on cruise control, up from the 62 mph limit previously in place.

Transport Topics
June 16, 2017
Business, Equipment

Trailer Orders Continue to Climb, Approach 18,000 in May

Trailer orders pushed toward 18,000 in May, rising 24% and exceeding expectations, ACT Research Co. reported.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2017
Government, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Senators Preview Self-Driving Legislation

Daimler AG

Legislation pertaining to self-driving vehicles would need to prioritize safety, and promote innovation, senators crafting the measure announced ahead of a hearing on the matter.

Transport Topics
June 13, 2017
Business, Equipment

Pirelli Launches Pentathlon D Tire for Longhaul Applications

Tire maker Pirelli announced that its TP Commercial Solutions unit launched the Pentathlon D tire, the first in its Pentathlon product line dedicated to premium longhaul drive applications in North America.

Transport Topics
June 13, 2017
Government, Technology, Equipment

Supreme Court Denies Hearing on ELD Lawsuit

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request for a rejection of a federal rule requiring electronic logging devices will not be heard by the Supreme Court, the court announced on June 12.

Transport Topics
June 12, 2017
Business, Equipment

May Truck Orders Top 16,000 on Replacement Demand

Orders for Class 8 vehicles in May cleared 16,000 to improve 18% year-over-year amid expectations that demand will continue at replacement level, or slightly higher, analysts said.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 12, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Trump, Chao Make Pitches to Revitalize Infrastructure

With support from Congress, critical freight routes and structurally deficient bridges would be repaired and modernized under the Trump administration’s $1 trillion, 10-year infrastructure funding plan, the president and his lead transportation adviser argued last week.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 12, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Opinion: Optimizing Pallet Flow Performance

Operating a warehouse requires management of forklifts, shelving and pallets to make work more efficient and help reduce wait times for truck drivers.

Ryan Wachsmuth | Sales Manager, Steel King Industries
June 12, 2017
Equipment

Trailer Designs for Final-Mile Deliveries May Evolve With E-Commerce Expansion

Roger W. Gilroy/TT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Ideas for how trailer designs could evolve to address growth in final-mile deliveries compelled by e-commerce were a topic of discussion at Strick Group’s 2017 Trailer Symposium and Open House here.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 12, 2017

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