Trucking Equipment

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

Commentary

You may not have watched the 2014 State of the Union address by President Obama and, if you did, you may have missed his announcement that he would be introducing new fuel efficiency standards for trucks in the coming months. (It came around 35 minutes in.) The announcement was indicative of the significant changes that should be, can be and already are being made to the fuel efficiency, and hence emissions levels, of freight trucks in the U.S.

News & Analysis

14 Apr 2014
TUCSON, Ariz. — Booming U.S. oil and natural gas production is “one of the most underappreciated megatrends,” a senior equity research analyst told the Transportation Intermediaries Association conference here.
09 Apr 2014
Opponents of allowing larger and heavier trucks on the nation’s highways are already calling foul on a yet-to-be-released study by the U.S. Department of Transportation and want President Obama to put the research on hold.
04 Apr 2014
Orders for Class 8 trucks in North America continued to be “solid” in March, the fourth consecutive month with net orders above 25,000 units.
12 Mar 2014
TRAC Intermodal’s planned move into drayage is the first step in the company’s effort to expand its portfolio to provide “a broad suite of logistics services,” CEO Keith Lovetro said.
03 Mar 2014
TRAC Intermodal, the United States’ largest provider of intermodal chassis, plans to extend its services into drayage, said CEO Keith Lovetro.
28 Feb 2014
The second lowest reading yet for JOC Truckload Capacity Index reflects lower truck counts at some of the largest U.S. carriers in the fourth quarter. The actual drop in capacity is likely deeper, as carrier bankruptcies hit a three-year high in the quarter.
Natural gas tank
14 Feb 2014
Truckload carrier C.R. England is putting more LNG trucks on the road in Southern California, as abundant natural gas builds interest in the alternative fuel.
13 Feb 2014
Truckload rates rose 2.9 percent in January, with intermodal rates climbing 1.7 percent year-over-year, Cass Information Systems said.
12 Feb 2014
Shippers must be more proactive to mitigate rate increases, meet truck capacity and supply chain challenges in 2014, says Andy Moses, senior vice president of global products at Penske Logistics.
Truck on bridge in China
06 Feb 2014
Rising demand from the logistics sector will boost sales of heavy-duty trucks in China and demand for imported components, according to the latest report from Macquarie Equities Research.