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Commercial freight transportation is a machine-based business. Highly technical equipment and advanced engineering are at the center of supply chain and require constant innovation. Transport Topics equipment coverage focuses on the machines and other physical assets that make delivery possible. It looks closely at available truck, trailer, and chassis models, developments in the engineering space, and maintenance innovations and best practices. 

Business, Equipment

Cooper Expands Commercial Tire Lineup

Cooper Tire added the Roadmaster RM351 HD tire to its commercial tire lineup.

February 15, 2019
Business, Equipment

Dana Reports Record Results in 2018

Lighted Dana signage John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Supplier Dana Inc. reported record full-year net income and revenue, and quarterly improvements in both areas.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Amazon Leads $700 Million Investment in Electric Car Maker Rivian

Amazon Model of an electric Rivian truck. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com led a $700 million equity investment in Rivian Automotive, the electric pickup and SUV maker preparing to deliver its first vehicles next year.

David Welch and Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
February 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Wabco Reports Record Annual Revenue

Wabco booth at MC&E Wabco's booth at a recent industry trade show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Commercial vehicle supplier Wabco Holdings Inc. reported lower net income and revenue for the fourth quarter, while full-year revenue set a record despite a slowdown in certain key markets.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

VW, Ford Discuss Alliance on Self-Driving Cars

Ford Daniel Acker.Bloomberg News

Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG are progressing toward an agreement to join forces on self-driving cars and have overcome earlier obstacles, according to people familiar with the talks.

Keith Naughton and Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
February 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

Class 8 Sales Jump 39.7% in January

Class 8 Sales New trucks on the lot at Kentuckiana's Premier Truck Center in Clarksville, Ind. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Daimler Trucks North America rode its Freightliner brand to a nearly 50% market share of U.S. Class 8 retail sales in January as volume industrywide cleared 20,000 units, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2019
Business, Equipment

Rush Earnings Mixed, but Beats Forecasts With Record New Truck Sales

Sign over a Rush Enterprises location Rush Enterprises Inc.

Rush Enterprises reported lower fourth-quarter and full-year net income and higher revenue, but in the latest quarter beat analysts’ expectations as it sold a record number of new trucks.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2019
Business, Equipment

Medium-Duty Sales Strong in January

Medium-Duty Sales A Ford F-750 truck at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Sales of medium-duty trucks had a strong start in 2019, climbing above 18,000 units in January, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Spotlight Shines on Pickup Trucks as Electric Vehicle Race Expands

Pickup A Rivian Automotive R1T electric pickup truck. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Plug-in pickup trucks look to be the next frontier in the budding electric vehicle industry as startup Rivian Automotive is said to be in talks with General Motors Co. and Amazon.com.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
February 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Mainstream Car Models More Dependable Than Luxury Brands, Survey Shows

Toyota Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Prospective buyers planning to splurge on a luxury car may want to reconsider. Mass-market brands now are more reliable than premium models.

Alexandra Semenova | Bloomberg News
February 13, 2019

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