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.
Boeing CEO Warns of Prolonged Supply Chain Constraints
Boeing Co. cautioned that the aerospace industry could suffer from supply disruptions for more than half a decade, delaying deliveries to airlines and hampering the rebound from COVID-19.
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Ford CEO Sticks to ‘Crazy High’ EV Goal
Ford Motor Co. CEO Jim Farley is sticking with a goal for the company’s money-losing electric vehicle unit to be churning out 2 million models annually in a few years.
Deere Lifts Profit Outlook
Deere & Co. raised its full-year profit forecast amid strong demand for farm equipment and the easing of supply chain woes that have dogged companies since the pandemic.
EV Battery-Swapping Could Help Solve Charging Problems
Whether battery-swapping becomes a more mainstream alternative to charging in the U.S. depends, in part, on more automakers working with companies like Ample.
Walmart Boosts Outlook After a Strong First Quarter
NEW YORK — Walmart reported a strong first quarter and boosted its outlook for the year as the nation’s largest retailer continues to draw budget-conscious consumers.
April Trailer Orders Down 49% Year-Over-Year
U.S. trailer orders dropped by nearly half from the year-ago total to an estimated 10,000 units in April, ACT Research reported.
Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Try Advertising
Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk said the electric carmaker will dabble in advertisements, a major shift for the company that has largely avoided traditional marketing.
FMCSA: HOS Violations Rise After Rule Change
Changes to the HOS rule that went into effect in late 2020 may have increased flexibility for truck drivers, but the percentage of violations rose “significantly higher," according to FMCSA.
April Medium-Duty Sales See 16.2% Rebound
U.S. retail sales for medium-duty trucks grew 16.2% in April compared with the year-ago period, according to data from Wards Intelligence.
Upcoming NOx Regulations Present Challenges for OEMs
Fleets and Class 8 truck manufacturers are running into many challenges preparing for the updated NOx regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency, coming into effect in 2027.