The amount of freight hauled by the trucking industry in October rose 9.9 percent year-over-year, the largest increase since December 2013.
A move by the Environmental Protection Agency to ease new emissions regulations known as the Greenhouse Gas Emissions, or GHG, Phase 2 rule for part of the trucking business has set off a fight within the industry.
October freight volume, rates and trailer orders point to a trucking industry upswing, according to ACT Research.
The Environmental Protection Agency said it wants to repeal the emission standards and requirements for glider vehicles and kits for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
The Senate Commerce Committee approved Trump’s nominee, Ray Martinez, to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. His nomination must still be approved by the full Senate.
Orders for new trucks in the heaviest Class 8 weight segment continue to outperform last year’s sales, increasing month-to-month and year-to-date.
Navistar CEO Troy Clarke and VW truck boss Andreas Renschler are moving quickly on joint development of new engines, electric trucks and using combined purchasing might to trim expenses.
Tesla Inc. is recalling approximately 4,600 of its 2016 and 2017 Model X all-electric crossover SUVs over a potential latch problem with the reclining cables on the second-row seat on the left side of the vehicle.
A federal appeals court granted a petition filed by the truck trailer manufacturers to temporarily halt new emissions standards until further review by the EPA.