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

20 Apr 2015
Con-way Truckload is purchasing 635 new tractors with automated manual transmissions in a bid to attract drivers — especially new recruits.
20 Apr 2015
The American Trucking Associations is urging the Department of Transportation to move forward with a rulemaking that would require electronic speed limiters on all large trucks.
DCLI's Ross Pignaz at TPM 2015
09 Apr 2015
DCLI’s Ross Pignaz on the standalone chassis pool model, strategies for predicting chassis demand, and using technology to meet rapid change in the industry.
27 Mar 2015
Terminal operators and equipment managers on the West Coast intend to form a discussion agreement that will allow them to work with industry stakeholders such as shipping lines, motor carriers and railroads to reduce congestion and improve cargo velocity.
21 Mar 2015
Net orders for trailers in the U.S. dropped for the second month in February, but manufacturers will be busy for several months fulfilling an immense backlog of orders.
11 Mar 2015
Mario Cordero, chairman of the U.S Federal Maritime Commission, told the Harbor Trucking Association in Long Beach and TPM last week there is reason to believe that terminal operators will do their best to improve turn times at U.S. ports this year.
11 Mar 2015
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners agreed to extend until the end of September use of a near-dock storage yard for loaded and empty containers. The 30-acre site at the undeveloped Pier S facility was designated a temporary equipment storage yard and was schedule to close on March 31.
05 Mar 2015
The gray chassis pool in Los Angeles-Long Beach has been operating for only four days, but the harbor trucking community likes it.
A Western Star truck leased by Penske in Australia.
27 Feb 2015
Penske Truck Leasing and sister company Penske Automotive Group are expanding their heavy-truck leasing business in Australia, targeting operators with older trucks.
26 Feb 2015
Terminal operators are committed to return West Coast ports to normal operations as quickly as possible, but their ability to eliminate the backlogs of containers and vessels that are choking their facilities will be capped by constraints on the availability of dockworkers, harbor truck drivers and chassis.