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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, Fuel

Tesla Eyes $3 Billion Boost From Chargers at Rivals’ Expense

Tesla Inc. may earn as much as $3 billion by 2030 thanks to deals with Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. for their electric vehicles to use its charging network, according to one analyst.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
June 9, 2023

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Government, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Cummins, Government Lab Develop Enhanced Steel Alloy

A new high-temperature steel alloy rendering engines more durable and efficient has been developed by a team from Cummins Inc. and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
June 9, 2023
Business, Equipment

GM to Invest $500 Million at SUV Plant in Texas

DETROIT — General Motors said it will sink more than $500 million into its Arlington, Texas, assembly plant to get ready for the next generation of big SUVs with internal combustion engines.

June 9, 2023
Business, Equipment, Fuel

GM’s EVs Will Gain Access to Tesla’s Charging Network

DETROIT — Electric vehicles made by General Motors will be able to use much of Tesla’s charging network beginning early next year under an agreement the two companies announced June 8.

June 8, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

CBP Rules Alabama Chassis Maker Avoided Tariffs

A federal agency has ruled that an Alabama chassis manufacturing company knowingly imported chassis from China that were being marketed as having been made in a Vietnamese factory.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 8, 2023
Government, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Arkansas Adds 84 Truck Parking Spots on I-40

Amid the constant roar of Interstate 40 traffic, Arkansas state leaders celebrated opening a long-awaited commercial truck parking lot in West Memphis, adding 84 much-needed spaces.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
June 8, 2023
Business, Equipment

May Class 8 Orders Show Year-Over-Year Rebound

North American Class 8 orders in May reversed the trend of year-over-year declines by increasing to 15,500 units, ACT Research reported.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 8, 2023
Business, Equipment

Penske Automotive Group Buys Winnipeg Truck Retailer

Penske Automotive Group on June 5 acquired Transolutions Truck Centres, a Canadian retailer of medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks and buses.

June 7, 2023
Business, Equipment

HTI Acquires U.S. Trailer Parts & Supply

Hinton Transportation Investments Inc. (HTI) acquired Chicago-based U.S. Trailer Parts & Supply Inc., a distributor of heavy-duty trailer parts, it said June 6.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
June 7, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment

Mack Trucks Showcases Upgraded Experience Center

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Mack Trucks has opened the doors to its renovated Mack Experience Center, complete with an updated test track, redesigned meeting space and a renovated vehicle showroom.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
June 6, 2023