Hino will expand its West Virginia factory to build and sell Class 7-8 trucks to the U.S.
Manufacturers, dealers and users of waste-hauling trucks are expanding fleets and staff in hurricane zones to aide massive cleanup.
Freight spot rates are rising in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma as the industry responds to shipping demands from the affected regions.
Truck manufacturers and suppliers like Daimler and Michelin are investing in and acquiring startups to stay at the forefront of technology.
E-commerce sales keep outstripping general retail sales growth, and XPO Logistics is responding with plans to nearly double the number of its so-called last-mile hubs in the U.S.
Trucking analysts fear widespread industry disruption as Hurricane Irma bears down on the Eastern Seaboard, especially if it hits freight distribution centers in George and North Carolina.
Tesla will unveil a heavy-duty electric truck later this month and analysts believe it will capture a significant share of the semi-tractor market.
Orders for new trucks in the heaviest Class 8 weight segment continue to outperform last year’s numbers, increasing month-to-month and year-to-date.