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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. 

Technology, Equipment, Safety

The Art of Compliance: Utilizing Your Data Properly

In the realm of compliance, many carriers focus on the drivers without considering the vehicle compliance needs.  When your classification of vehicle moves into a commercial asset, how are you considering the applicable regulations? 

December 8, 2022

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Business, Equipment

Don’t Get Stuck with Decal – KWIK ZIP™ IT!

Program Aired: November 10, 2022, 2 p.m. ET. Would you believe that in the time it takes to enjoy this webinar, your trailer could be equipped with the KWIK ZIP™ System and new graphics? It's true! The revolutionary KWIK ZIP™ offers ultra-premium, long-term graphics that can be installed or changed out in less than an hour. (10) 53' trailer graphic installations in 1 day? No problem with KWIK ZIP™!  

November 10, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Daimler Automation Head Says Collaboration Key to Tech’s Success

LAS VEGAS — The leader of Daimler Truck North America’s autonomous technology division said the path to self-driving trucking will advance through partnerships like those her company has forged, and believes the outcome of such collaborations will ultimately benefit motor carriers.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 1, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Breaking News

Daimler Unveils High-Efficiency SuperTruck II

LAS VEGAS — Daimler Truck North America has unveiled its SuperTruck II high-efficiency tractor-trailer combination, featuring freight efficiency gains that the company said are built around equipment and components central to real-world tractor-trailer operation.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 1, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment

Factory Gauge Falls to Lowest Since May 2020

The U.S. manufacturing downturn deepened in January, fueled by a further pullback in orders and factory production.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
February 1, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

DTNA’s John O’Leary Says Infrastructure Challenges Slowing EV Expansion

LAS VEGAS – Daimler Truck North America CEO John O’Leary said charging infrastructure is the key issue limiting further expansion of electric vehicle growth in the trucking industry, and believes his company could be selling more EVs if infrastructure build-out was easier and happening more rapidly.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
January 31, 2023
Business, Equipment

Love’s Partners With Daimler to Provide Freightliner Services

Love’s Travel Stops formed an exclusive strategic partnership with Daimler Truck North America to provide services for Freightliner vehicles, the companies announced Jan. 31.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 31, 2023
Government, Equipment, Safety

NHTSA Denies Petition to Remove Underride Guard Labeling Requirement

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has denied a petition filed by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance asking regulators to drop a requirement for trucks and trailers to display a legible certification label on their rear impact guards.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 31, 2023
Business, Equipment

GM Sales Rebound, Quarterly Profits Up 16%

DETROIT — Rising factory output led to strong U.S. sales at the end of last year, pushing General Motors’ fourth-quarter net income up 16% over the same period a year ago.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 31, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Court Upholds Minnesota’s ‘Clean Car Rule’ Tied to California

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Jan. 30 upheld the state’s “Clean Car Rule,” which ties the state’s vehicle emission standards to California regulations.

Steve Karnowski | Associated Press
January 30, 2023