Trucking Equipment

Trucking Equipment

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


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

A convoy of Scania trucks rolls through Europe.
08 Jan 2015
This is the year the “Internet of Things” — the growing network of products, from home thermostats to industrial machinery, that connect to the Internet — moves from the back room to the show floor.
07 Jan 2015
Net orders for new trucks in North America came close to breaking 10-year records in late 2014. But will those net orders translate to much additional capacity for shippers?
07 Jan 2015
With a big wave of orders for new model trucks and strong U.S. economic growth, a scarcity of truck drivers is now the biggest check on trucking growth and any plans to add capacity.
22 Dec 2014
Trailer orders in the U.S. reached the second-highest point ever in November, after hitting an all-time high the month prior, reflecting motor carriers’ expectations of strong demand in 2015.
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.