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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

June Medium-Duty Sales Decline 9% Year-Over-Year

U.S. retail sales for medium-duty trucks declined year-over-year in June, according to data from Wards Intelligence.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 17, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Alternative Powertrain Might Unlock US EV Market

An alternative vehicle powertrain called an EREV that’s booming in China might hold the answer to encouraging Americans to adopt electric cars and trucks.

Breana Noble | The Detroit News
July 17, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA, NHTSA Delay Posting of Significant Rulemakings

Regulators are delaying until 2025 a supplemental heavy-duty truck speed limiter proposed rule, an automatic emergency braking final rule and a proposed new truck driver seizure standard.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 16, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment

GM CEO Barra Backs Away From 1 Million EV Production Goal

General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra walked back expectations for her company’s electric vehicle program, the latest such move by a legacy automaker as momentum slows for plug-in models.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
July 16, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Electric TRUs, Diesel Hybrids Pave Path for Reefer Transport

As its technology advances, the omnipresent transport refrigeration unit remains the workhorse of the refrigerated transportation market with room to grow.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
July 15, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment

VinFast Delays North Carolina Plant

VinFast Auto Ltd.’s decision to delay its U.S. factory is the latest challenge to its ambition of becoming a global electric vehicle brand and places further pressure on its sales outlook.

July 15, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment

AutoNation Warns CDK Hack Put a Dent in Quarterly Earnings

AutoNation warned the cyberattack that crippled retailers across the country until early this month cost the company a significant chunk of second-quarter earnings.

Craig Trudell | Bloomberg News
July 15, 2024
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Global Freight

Maersk Tankers Bet Billions on Ammonia Fuel Carriers

Some of the biggest names in shipping are betting billions on tankers to transport a type of ammonia that’s scarcely being produced today, wagering it will become integral to decarbonization.

July 15, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ROTATE Recap: Knowing The ‘What’ & ‘Why’ of Data

Anthony Marshall, UPS’ vice president of maintenance and engineering for transportation fleet, provides insight on how fleet maintenance leaders should focus on the big picture of tire management.

July 12, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Industry Groups Updating ADAS Adoption Information

Working closely with FMCSA, several industry groups are updating and expanding much-­needed technical and outreach information regarding advanced ­driver assistance systems.

Robert Braswell | Executive Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
July 12, 2024