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Tonnage Hits Record High 
August’s truck tonnage index jumped 4.5% from a year ago to a record 132.6 reading, American Trucking Associations said Sept. 23.

Daimler Shows Future Truck, Calls Design a ‘Work of Art’  
Daimler Trucks peeled away the camouflage from the Future Truck 2025 it debuted this summer, revealing what its global chief called not just a vehicle, but “a great work of art.”

FedEx Freight’s Mark McLean Repeats as SuperTech Champ  
Mark McLean Jr., the 2014 SuperTech Grand Champion, would be the first to admit he had a tough critic during the intense two-day competition: himself.





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Knight Buys Barr-Nunn Transportation
Knight Transportation has acquired dry van truckload carrier Barr-Nunn Transportation, based in Des Moines, Iowa.

Landstar Appoints New CEO
Landstar System Inc.’s board of directors has appointed James Gattoni as CEO, succeeding Henry Gerkens, who will continue to serve as executive chairman until May 2015.

Volvo Trucks Postpones Planned LNG Engine
Volvo Trucks said it is postponing its planned compression-ignition liquefied natural gas engine for the North American market.


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