Business, Technology, Equipment

Eaton Notches Third-Quarter Gains, Cites Class 8 Market

Eaton transmission at 2017 MATS An Eaton transmission on display at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show. (Philip Scott Andrews for Transport Topics)

Eaton Corp. improved third-quarter revenue and earnings, in part, on the improved strength of the Class 8 market.

Transport Topics
October 31, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo 'Really Close' to Putting Customers in Self-Driving Cars

Paul Sancya/AP

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit demonstrated a self-driving minivan with no one behind the wheel, declaring the vehicle as ready for public use.

Ryan Beene Keith Naughton and Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
October 31, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Oct. 30: Jersey Boys

Cory Booker, Ray Martinez Booker by MSNBC, Martinez by This Is Jersey TV via YouTube

Ray Martinez, President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, will appear on Capitol Hill on Halloween to endure a battery of questions from senators on the Commerce panel. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Air Disc Brakes for Trailers Slowly Gaining Momentum in Market

Wabco Maxx22T air disc brake Wabco Maxx22T air disc brake by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

Adoption of air disc brakes for trailers is slowly trending upward as some fleets look beyond the tractor to improve stopping power and enhance safety, industry experts said.

Steve Sturgess | Contributing Writer
October 30, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

EPA to Issue Rulemaking Repealing Phase 2 Rule for Glider Kits

GHG truck with gliders GHG truck with gliders by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The EPA has notified the Office of Management and Budget the agency intends to issue a proposed rule repealing the greenhouse gas Phase 2 emissions requirement for glider vehicles, glider engines and glider kits.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Exemption Requests Increase as ELD Enforcement Date Nears

Hub Group truck Russ MacNeil

Several organizations are seeking exemptions from having to install electronic logging devices by Dec. 18, as federally mandated.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 30, 2017
Business, Equipment

Kubota Tractor to Build Two 1 Million-Square-Foot Distribution Centers in Kansas

Kubota Tractor Corp. signed a letter of intent to purchase 203 acres in Edgerton, Kan., to build two 1-million-square-foot distribution centers.

Transport Topics
October 27, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment

Spartan Motors Wins USPS Contract for More Than 2,000 Trucks

USPS trucks Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Spartan Motors Inc. announced its Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services business unit has won a $214 million contract from the United States Postal Service for more than 2,000 cargo-body fleet vehicles.

Transport Topics
October 27, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Driverless Truck Completes Delivery at ExxonMobil Facility in Singapore

Belgian logistics group Katoen Natie has started operating its first driverless truck at ExxonMobil’s manufacturing site on Jurong Island in Singapore.

Christopher Tan | Asia News Network
October 26, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler Steals Tesla’s Thunder With Heavy-Duty Electric Truck

Daimler Trucks

Daimler AG is jumping the gun on Tesla Inc. by showing off a battery-powered heavy-duty truck weeks before the California electric-car maker’s own planned unveiling, in a sign of the growing rivalry between the companies.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
October 26, 2017