Business, Technology, Equipment

Thompson Distribution Acquires Landmark Trucks Dealership

Landmark Landmark Trucks has been acquired by Thompson Distribution. (Landmark Trucks via YouTube)

Thompson Distribution announced it acquired Landmark Trucks of Knoxville, Tenn. Terms were not disclosed.

August 18, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Five Questions With Kerry Stritt, VP of Fleet Services for Southeastern Freight Lines

Kerry Stritt Kerry Stritt with a Southeastern truck. (Southeastern Freight Lines)

A professional answers our questions about challenge and innovations in his department.

January 28, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

2022 Will Feel Familiar for Equipment Sector

Equipment The assembly line at a Freightliner plant. (Daimler Trucks North America via YouTube)

The year ahead promises to be a busy one for the equipment sector, as key trends such as used truck pricing and availability, parts sales, freight rates, truck electrification and new, more robust engine oils intermingle with challenging supply and demand conditions — including rising costs for raw materials — that are affecting orders for new trucks and trailers.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 29, 2021
Technology, Equipment

Minnesota’s Gabe Krebs to Compete in WorldSkills in Shanghai

Gabe Krebs “I started my career path when I was in high school. I was looking for different options instead of going to a full, four-year college, Krebs says. (Dakota County Technical College)

One year from now, some of the world’s brightest and most highly trained young adults will gather in Shanghai for the 46th WorldSkills technician event. The contestants will go head-to-head seeking gold, silver and bronze medals.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
October 6, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Orders for Business Equipment Rise for Sixth Straight Month

Equipment Scott Eisen/Bloomberg News

Orders placed with U.S. manufacturers for business equipment strengthened in August, extending to six months a solid run of robust capital investment that’s helping fuel economic growth.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
September 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Introducing Calibrate, Our New Publication

The trucking industry is in a constant cycle of change, but it’s not so much a change as it is a calibration, an adjustment. So too it is in publishing. The Transport Topics quarterly Equipment & Maintenance Update is now Calibrate.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
July 23, 2021
Technology, Equipment, Safety

VMRS Codes Venture Into Hydraulic Equipment

Altec boom truck An Altec boom truck. The company produces hydraulic equipment for electric utility, telecommunications, tree care and signs. (Altec Industries)

Hydraulic utility equipment was added to Technology & Maintenance Council’s maintenance coding system updates, the division of American Trucking Associations announced April 20.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 21, 2021
Business, Equipment

7-Step Guide to Preventative Maintenance

Whip Around

Having a smart preventative maintenance process for your fleet can be the difference between seeing your bottom line soar and watching it slip away. Download this ebook today and learn our 7 Steps to preventative maintenance.

December 21, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Carriers Must Prepare as Deadline Nears for Chinese Technology Ban, Experts Say

Huawei The Chinese companies, believed to be potential hackers into U.S. intelligence and defense agencies’ information systems, include Huawei, ZTE Corp., Hytera, Hikvision and Dahua Technology. (Kin Cheung/Associated Press)

With an Aug. 13 deadline approaching fast, motor carriers who do business with the federal government must soon launch an inquiry to locate and purge telecommunications equipment manufactured by five Chinese companies that may be in use in their operations.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 5, 2020
Technology, Equipment

Fan Drive Technology Is Evolving to Meet the Needs of Modern Engines

When exhaust-gas recirculation became the technology to meet the heavy-duty truck emissions standards, underhood temperatures skyrocketed and put extreme pressure on cooling fan drives and belts. Fleets now can spec a variety of variable-­speed and electron­ically controlled fan drives.

Steve Sturgess | Special to Transport Topics
April 24, 2020