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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

Paccar Declares Extra Cash Dividend

Paccar Inc. announced it declared an extra cash dividend of $2.80 per share, payable on Jan. 5, 2023, to stockholders of record at the close of business on Dec. 16.

December 7, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

TuSimple, Navistar End Agreement to Co-Develop Autonomous Trucks

Self-driving truck technology company TuSimple Holdings Inc. and truck maker Navistar, the parent of the International brand, announced an end to their co-development of autonomous trucks.

December 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Apple Scales Back Self-Driving Car, Delays Debut Until 2026

Apple Inc. has scaled back ambitious self-driving plans for its future electric vehicle and postponed the car’s target launch date by about a year to 2026, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Mark Gurman | Bloomberg News
December 6, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Rising Battery Prices Threaten to Derail the Arrival of Affordable EVs

The trend of falling battery prices has ground to a halt this year, with BloombergNEF’s annual lithium-ion battery price survey showing a 7% increase in average pack prices in 2022 in real terms.

Colin McKerracher | Bloomberg News
December 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Detection Systems Prove Helpful as Fleets Combat Growing Driver Distraction Issue

The familiar expression about being driven to distraction acquires new layers of meaning for fleet safety managers and technology providers intent on tackling the challenge of distracted driving.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
December 5, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics, Global Freight

Savannah Port Terminal to Get $410 Million Upgrade Amid Big Growth

The Port of Savannah plans a $410 million overhaul of one of its sprawling terminals to make room for loading and unloading larger ships while focusing its business almost exclusively on cargo shipped in containers.

Russ Bynum | Associated Press
December 5, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

New Programs, Resources Emerge to Help Communities Plan for EVs

The accelerated and extensive build-out of electric vehicle charging infrastructure is prompting fresh conversations about their placement and the need for city-level resources.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
December 5, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

DHL Signs Deal With Ford to Add 2,000 Electric Delivery Vans

Deutsche Post DHL Group will add 2,000 electric delivery vans to its global fleet as part of an agreement forged with Ford Pro, the companies announced Dec. 5.

December 5, 2022
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Tesla to Cut Output of EVs at Shanghai Factory

Tesla Inc. plans to lower production at its Shanghai factory, according to people familiar with the matter, in the latest sign demand in China isn’t meeting expectations. 

December 5, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Guide From AASHTO, Other Groups Helps States Develop EV Infrastructure

A short guide to help state agencies collaborate in creating electric vehicle infrastructure has been published by a group of key national transportation, electric utility and energy groups.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2022