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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, Technology, Equipment

VTNA Debuts VNL Electric in Evolution of Class 8 Flagship

DUBLIN, Va. — Volvo Trucks North America provided a first glimpse of the next configuration of its flagship Class 8 VNL tractor — a VNL 440 Electric — during a media event at its customers center.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
June 21, 2024
Business, Equipment

Trailer Orders Fall Again in May After Brief Rise

U.S. trailer orders continued the trend of year-over-year declines in May following a short-lived turnaround, ACT Research reported.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2024
Business, Equipment, Safety

Road to NTDC Spotlight: Andrew Lewis

When Andrew Lewis, 22, competed in Maine's state truck driving championship May 18, he kicked off the fourth generation of “roadeo” competitors for the Lewis family.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 20, 2024
Business, Equipment

May Medium-Duty Sales Decline 6% Year-Over-Year

U.S. retail sales for medium-duty trucks declined year-over-year in May after six consecutive months of gains, according to data from Wards Intelligence.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 18, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Eaton, BAE Systems Partner on E-Powertrain Offerings

MARSHALL, Mich. — Eaton and BAE Systems, through an expanded partnership, provided a demonstration of their powertrains and charging solutions for medium-duty electric vehicles.

Amanda Smith-Teutsch | Special to Transport Topics
June 17, 2024
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: How Refrigerated Trucking Delivers for Summer

During the summer, consumers purchase more produce and fresh blooms. Behind the scenes, the logistics industry takes certain steps for transporting these goods safely and efficiently.

James Holloway | Director of Logistics, Werner Enterprises
June 17, 2024
Equipment, Safety

CVSA Inspectors Pass 88% of Vehicles on Brake Safety Day

Inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. conducted 4,898 commercial motor vehicle inspections in a brake safety event April 30, putting 570 vehicles out of service for critical violations.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 17, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Tesla Cybertruck Deliveries Delayed Over Wipers

Tesla Inc. has halted Cybertruck deliveries because of a problem with its windshield wiper, Electrek reported.

Lin Cheng | Bloomberg News
June 17, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment

Scania Ramps Up E-Truck Output

Swedish truck maker Scania is ramping up production of electric rigs now that previously delayed batteries from Northvolt AB have begun arriving in greater numbers at its factory in Sodertalje.

Rafaela Lindeberg | Bloomberg News
June 14, 2024
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Washington State’s Adoption of CARB Rules Upheld by Judge

A Washington judge has tossed out an effort by two Republican lawmakers to prevent the state from adopting California’s zero-emission regulations without legislative approval.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
June 13, 2024