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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

Rivian Beats EV Production Estimates

Rivian Automotive built and delivered more electric vehicles last quarter than Wall Street expected, giving the automaker a boost as it grapples with production hurdles and heavy costs.

Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2024

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Business, Technology, Equipment

Tesla Sales Fall Way Short of Estimates

Tesla Inc. suffered its first year-over-year sales drop since the early days of the COVID pandemic.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

2024 State Truck Driving Championships Schedule

Nearly every state has scheduled its 2024 truck driving championships, with Arizona next on tap, April 13. See the complete schedule. 

March 31, 2024
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Trucking Trade Groups Oppose EPA Phase 3 Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Phase 3 emissions final rule has been met with widespread opposition by key players in the trucking industry.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 29, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo’s 2024 VNL: Surprising Electrical, Mechanical Changes

There’s a synergy among driver comfort, simplicity of maintenance, better fuel economy and fleet operating ratio. Several significant changes in these areas are seen in Volvo’s 2024 VNL.

John Baxter | Special to Transport Topics
March 29, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment

Fleet Concerns Remain Dynamic for 2024, TMC Data Says

The things that keep fleet managers up at night continued to shift through the end of 2023, according to a recent survey conducted by ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council.

Robert Braswell | Executive Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
March 29, 2024
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

EPA Sets Strict Emissions Standards for Heavy Trucks

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on March 29 set strict emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks, buses and other large vehicles.

Matthew Daly and Tom Krisher | Associated Press
March 29, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Rizon EV Truck Deliveries Begin in California

Velocity EV announced March 27 that the first Rizon Classes 4-5 battery-electric cabover trucks are being delivered to customers throughout California.

March 28, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment

Tesla Rethinks the Assembly Line

Tesla Inc. has a plan to fend off cheaper competition from China with a $25,000 electric car. But first it has to overhaul a 100-year-old manufacturing process pioneered by Henry Ford.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
March 28, 2024
Business, Equipment, Logistics

US Ports Post Year-Over-Year Increases for February

U.S. ports experienced overall increases in container volumes year-over-year in February to extend a strong start to the year.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 27, 2024