Trucking Equipment

Trucking Equipment

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

Commentary

Truck weight reform legislation known as the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act, which is pending in Congress and likely to be considered in 2015 as an amendment to the next highway reauthorization bill, would help shippers address the capacity crisis by giving each state the option to raise truck weight limits on appropriate portions of its interstate highways.

News & Analysis

M.J. "Butch" Stokes
19 Dec 2014
Top Lift Trailers’ Founder, CEO M.J. “Butch” Stokes discusses the history and implications of today’s driver shortage and inspiration for the top lift trailer.
13 Dec 2014
New data from a laboratory study shows Port of Oakland is nearing its goal of reducing emissions at the port by 85 percent by 2020.
08 Dec 2014
Midsize trucking companies are increasingly bullish on the economic outlook and their ability to hire new employees, including drivers, in 2015, according to GE Capital Transportation Services.
03 Dec 2014
Net orders for Class 8 trucks in North America topped 40,000 units in November for the second straight month, reflecting motor carriers’ expectations for freight growth in 2015 and broader economic expansion.
24 Nov 2014
Trailer orders in the U.S. hit an all-time high in October, exceeding the earlier mark by nearly 9 percent, FTR Associates says.
12 Nov 2014
Ryder System and Mansfield Clean Energy Partners are teaming up to offer natural gas vehicles and fuel to bulk carriers hauling gasoline and diesel.
11 Nov 2014
As the U.S. economy gets stronger and freight demand rises, large truckload carriers are beginning to add trucks, driving the JOC Truckload Capacity Index up 1 percentage point in the third quarter.
08 Nov 2014
Net orders for the Class 8 trucks that literally keep the economy in motion soared in October, underscoring growing confidence about the strength of the recovery and the outlook for 2015.
03 Nov 2014
Omnitracs expanded its product line and extended its reach into the smaller motor carrier market in the U.S. by acquiring XRS. The acquisition also could help the former Qualcomm subsidiary expand overseas.
31 Oct 2014
The four companies that control about 95 percent of the chassis at Los Angeles-Long Beach agreed on Thursday to develop a neutral, or gray chassis pool for the largest port complex in the Americas, with the phased rollout to begin on Feb. 1, 2015.