Trucking Equipment

News focused on trucking orders, tools for trucking and trucking supplies.

Commentary

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News & Analysis

11 Feb 2016
Chassis provider TRAC Intermodal and a technology provider have unveiled cloud-based software designed to allow intermodal equipment providers and motor carriers to automate billing and reconcile invoices.
05 Feb 2016
Efforts to improve chassis quality and availability in the Port of New York and New Jersey are inching forward despite the long delay in the launch of a common chassis pool, a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official said.
03 Feb 2016
Class 8 truck orders plummeted 35 percent month-over-month and 48 percent year-over-year in January, another sign that truck capacity may have peaked.
14 Jan 2016
Money, environmental and labor issues are complicating the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s effort to replace or retrofit old trucks with newer, less-polluting engines.
11 Jan 2016
An environmental group criticized as “disgraceful” a plan by the Port of New York and New Jersey to relax a Jan. 1, 2017, deadline for replacement of more than 6,000 port drayage trucks with newer vehicles.
07 Jan 2016
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey plans to revise its clean-air plan by lifting a truck-replacement deadline that would have banned more than 6,000 drayage trucks from container terminals next Jan. 1.
06 Jan 2016
Net orders for Class 8 heavy trucks rebounded in December, rising 70 percent from November, showing demand for new trucks still exists. Year-over-year, however, orders are down, following a big surge in 2014 and early 2015 that increased U.S. truck capacity.
30 Dec 2015
U.S. shippers and motor companies have one more thing to cheer about heading into the New Year after the average price of diesel hit the lowest point since the spring of 2009.
29 Dec 2015
Truckers in Los Angeles-Long Beach are buying as many new and post-2007 model trucks that they can get their hands on in order to take advantage of a tax break that took effect Dec. 18, but time is running out. The accelerated depreciation provision expires at midnight Thursday.
17 Dec 2015
Stubbornly high inventories of retail goods, coupled with drop and hook distribution strategies, is seen as driving demand for dry van and refrigerated trailers, despite a drop in Class 8 tractor demand.