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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

Velocity Buys 200 Battery-Electric Trucks for Rental Fleet

Velocity Truck Rental & Leasing is adding 200 battery-electric trucks to its commercial truck rental and full-service truck leasing business, the company announced March 22.

March 27, 2023

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Government, Business, Equipment

Challenger Wins Close Race to Lead United Auto Workers Union

DETROIT — Challenger Shawn Fain defeated Ray Curry, president of the United Auto Workers, in a close election and vowed to take a more confrontational stance in negotiating with automakers.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
March 27, 2023
Business, Equipment, Safety

Road to NTDC Spotlight: Roland Bolduc

Roland Bolduc, the reigning National Truck Driving Championships grand champion, is training around the clock with a goal of returning to the winner’s circle this summer.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 24, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Ford CEO Says Next Electric Pickup Truck Will Drive Itself

Ford Motor Co. plans to make driver-assistance features central to the next electric F-Series pickup — so much so that you might be able to take a snooze at 60 mph.

March 24, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Georgia Senate Backs Higher Truck Weights

The Georgia state Senate on March 23 approved a measure that would temporarily allow vehicles carrying forestry and agricultural products to weigh up to 88,000 pounds on Georgia roads.

David Wickert | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 24, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment

Geely’s Farizon Auto to Seek Cash Before IPO

Farizon Auto, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co.’s new energy commercial vehicle brand, is considering raising as much as $300 million in fresh funds ahead of a potential U.S. initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter.

Dong Cao | Bloomberg News
March 24, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Ford: Tennessee EV Plant Could Make 500,000 Trucks a Year

Ford Motor Co. projects its electric F-Series pickup factory under construction in Tennessee will ultimately produce half a million trucks a year, about 40% more than the company forecast in November.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
March 24, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

US Transborder Truck Freight Jumps 13% in January

North American transborder truck freight in January jumped nearly 13% year-over-year, according to Bureau of Transportation Statistics figures released March 22.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

New Trucking Coalition Focuses on Clean Energy

A broad-based group representing motor carriers, truck manufacturers and truck dealers has launched a coalition intended to serve as a voice for key trucking industry stakeholders.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 23, 2023
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Renault Seeks Bank Pitches for Listing EV Arm

Renault SA is inviting investment banks to pitch for a role on the planned initial public offering of its Ampere electric vehicle business, according to people familiar with the matter.

March 23, 2023