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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

Mack Makes Battery Refresher Standard

Mack Trucks lineup Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks announced it is making a battery refresher standard on all Mack models to maximize uptime and significantly extend the life of electrical charging-system components.

April 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Stanadyne Buys Pure Power Technologies

Stanadyne has acquired Pure Power Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of diesel fuel injectors and turbochargers headquartered in Columbia, S.C.

April 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Bridgestone Adds Ecopia Steer Tire

Bridgestone Americas Inc. announced the launch of its Bridgestone R284 Ecopia steer tire, which is designed for improved fuel economy, enhanced treadwear and is SmartWay-certified for low rolling resistance.

April 12, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Editorial

Editorial: Keeping Up With the ‘Hands’ of Time

The notion of being a “hands-on” worker still carries weight in professional circles. Increasingly, though, some of the things that once were decidedly “hands-on” are becoming much more “hands-off” thanks to the march of technological innovation.

Transport Topics
April 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Prognostics Takes Shape as the Future of Truck Repair

Dart Transit truck Dart Transit

Condition-based maintenance is coming to commercial vehicles, and bringing with it transformative possibilities to expand real-time operational insights, foster an improved warranty process and, perhaps, accelerate sales of replacement parts, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Digital Dashboard Cameras Gaining Truckers' Acceptance

Dashboard Cameras A KeepTruckin dashboard camera is installed. (KeepTruckin via YouTube)

As digital technology in trucking grows, so, too, do the ways it can be combined.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

CVSA Petitions FMCSA to Drop Rear Underride Guard Label Requirement

FMCSA A Stoughton Trailers rear impact guard. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has petitioned federal regulators to eliminate a requirement that manufacturer certification stickers be on truck and trailer rear underride guards.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Trailers of the Future Will Be Smarter, Lighter, More Aerodynamic

Wabash National trailer Manufacturers say the trailers of the future will be lighter, more streamlined and more connected through telematics. (Wabash National Corp.)

Dry van and refrigerated trailers will evolve over the next 10 years to become more connected, lighter, more durable and more aerodynamic than today’s equipment, executives at major trailer manufacturers said.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
April 8, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Steering, Suspension Systems Focus of 2019 CVSA Roadcheck

2019 CVSA Roadcheck A Virginia State Police officer performs a load securement inspection during a previous International Roadcheck event. (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance)

Steering and suspension systems will be the focus of the annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance International Roadcheck event June 4-6.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 5, 2019
Business, Equipment

Dana Expands Aftermarket Portfolio

Dana signage at event John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Dana Inc. announced the addition of premium aftermarket differential carrier bearing kits to its Spicer Select all-makes drivetrain portfolio.

April 5, 2019