Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

The Aftertreatment Treatment

P.A.M. Transport truck Emissions systems remain a major expense for fleets such as P.A.M. Transport. (P.A.M. Transport via Facebook)

Fleets continue to encounter challenges dealing with aftertreatment technologies that are now being refined after major changes in years past. From a maintenance perspective, aftertreatment systems are improving.

Steve Brawner | Special to Transport Topics
September 21, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Powering Liftgates

Solar panel on a cab roof A single, 310-watt eNow solar panel installed on a cab roof. (eNow Energy)

Advances in batteries and charging systems, as well as the use of solar panels, are helping to solve the problem of liftgates that drain a truck's battery.

Susan L. Hodges | Contributing Writer
September 21, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Dana Showcases Expanded Range of Electric-Vehicle Systems, Components at IAA

Dana's heavy-duty, direct-drive electric powertrain Dana's heavy-duty, direct-drive electric powertrain. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

HANOVER, Germany — Dana Inc. showcased a broad range of components and systems to support vehicle electrification at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 21, 2018
Government, Business

NAFTA’s Latest Deadline Day Comes and Goes Without Canada Deal

Containership docked in British Columbia A containership sits docked at a marine terminal in Surrey, British Columbia. No new trade deal between the U.S. and Canada was struck by a perceived deadline day Sept. 20, but talks continue. (James MacDonald/Bloomberg News)

OTTAWA — NAFTA talks probably have missed the latest in a string of deadlines, leaving all eyes on the United States over what will happen next.

Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
September 21, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Rigorous Maintenance Essential to Avoiding Brake Problems

Truck brake inspection A Maryland officer inspects a truck's brakes. Air leaks often are difficult to trace but can lead to costly out-of-service violations. (TT File Photo)

Preventive maintenance on the pneumatic system of brakes is essential to keeping Class 8 trucks on the road.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
September 21, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Not Your Typical Repairs

Typical Repairs Technicians can use remote programming kits from Diesel Laptops to work on a wide variety of equipment. (Diesel Laptops)

Most of the work maintenance shops do is repetitive, but sometimes a unique problem can arise, and finding the solution can be a time-consuming process.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
September 21, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

Liftgates Versus Ramps

Driver using a liftgate Anthony Liftgates Inc.

Liftgates, once beset with maintenance and power problems, largely have overcome those issues and are being used to help deliver more freight faster while preventing driver injuries, industry experts said.

Susan L. Hodges | Special to Transport Topics
September 21, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Gribbin to Headline IBTTA Conference in October

New Jersey Turnpike New Jersey Turnpike under the Pulaski Highway. (Shutterstock)

New Jersey’s top transportation officer and the former infrastructure guru at the White House are scheduled to headline the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association annual conference next month in Baltimore.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Intermodal, 3PL Outlook Remains Strong

A container is loaded onto a Road One truck RoadOne

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The intermodal and third-party logistics industries are experiencing growth that is running parallel to the strength of the economy.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 20, 2018
Government, Business

China Races to Get Goods to the US Before Tariffs Hit

Delivery workers sort boxes in Beijing Delivery workers sort boxes of goods for their customers outside an office building in Beijing on Sept. 19. (Andy Wong/AP)

The race is on to get Chinese goods into the United States before President Donald Trump’s tariffs bite.

Bloomberg News
September 20, 2018