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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, Fuel

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.

May 23, 2023

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Business, Technology, Equipment

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.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
May 19, 2023
Business, Equipment

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.

Tarso Veloso and Joe Deaux | Bloomberg News
May 19, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

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.

Todd Woody | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2023
Business, Equipment, Private

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.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
May 18, 2023
Business, Equipment

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.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 18, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

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.

Dana Hull and Sean O'Kane | Bloomberg News
May 17, 2023
Government, Equipment, Safety

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.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 17, 2023
Business, Equipment

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.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

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.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
May 16, 2023