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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, Autonomous

TMC Sessions to Highlight Vehicle Spec’ing

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council is set to explore the importance of proper spec’ing during its annual conference starting March 4.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2024

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Business, Technology, Equipment

Range Energy Raises $23.5 Million in New Financing

Electric trailer startup Range Energy raised $23.5 million in new financing as it seeks to take advantage of government incentives for decarbonizing transportation.

Tope Alake | Bloomberg News
February 28, 2024
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Covenant’s Duncan Named Recruiter of the Year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Matthew Duncan of Covenant Logistics was named the 2023 Transport Topics Recruiting Professional of the Year at Conversion Interactive Agency's annual event.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
February 26, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Ford Pauses F-150 Lightning Shipments

Ford Motor Co. has paused shipments of the 2024 F-150 Lightning pickup truck as part of a longer-than-expected quality check process.

Breana Noble | The Detroit News
February 26, 2024
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Recruiting Leaders Say Demand for Truck Drivers Still Strong

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Most companies attending the Recruitment & Retention Conference say they have held on to their human resource professionals as trucking endures the freight recession.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
February 23, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Five Questions: Chris DeMillo, Leonard's Express

Chris DeMillo was promoted to vice president of information technology in September after holding several IT positions since joining the company in 2005.

February 23, 2024
Government, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Los Angeles Port Head Says Chinese Cranes Pose Security Risk

The head of the port of Los Angeles said Chinese-made cranes pose a potential risk to national security, but a shortage of alternatives makes it challenging to address the vulnerability.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
February 23, 2024
Government, Business, Equipment

Federal Truck Leasing Task Force Seeking Help From Truckers

Federal trucking regulators have requested truckers, especially owner-operators, to assist the agency’s truck leasing task force by providing information on leasing agreements that they believe are unfair.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 22, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment

Nikola Q4 Loss Dives 30.8% as R&D Costs Fall

Losses at Class 8 vehicle manufacturer Nikola Corp. narrowed 30.8% year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2023 as research and development costs plummeted.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2024
Business, Equipment

Trailer Orders Fall Amid Weak Order Season

U.S. trailer orders in January declined sequentially and from the prior year, according to ACT Research. The sequential fall-off was the first since November.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2024