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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

Penske Partners with TechForce on Technician Recruitment

A technician repairs a Class 8 truck Legacy Truck Centers Inc.

Penske Truck Leasing has partnered with TechForce Foundation on the latter’s FutureTech Success campaign, which supports the recruitment of new fleet-maintenance technicians.

Transport Topics
November 28, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Nov. 26: One More for the Road

Thanksgiving traffic 2018 Motorists were looking to get a jump on their Thanksgiving travels on Nov. 20. (CBS This Morning via YouTube)

If you don’t travel much, but you were among the millions of Americans who set out to visit loved ones this past Thanksgiving weekend, the traffic nightmare you experienced was indeed an anomaly. But there's hope. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Fiat Said to Weigh Robotics Unit Sale for Up to $2.3 Billion

Fiat Motors Factory Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg News

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is considering options for its robotics arm, Comau, including a potential sale at a value of 1.5 billion euros to 2 billion euros ($1.7 billion to $2.3 billion), sources familiar with the matter said. The shares rose the most since July.

Bloomberg News
November 26, 2018
Business, Equipment

Allison, LHP Telematics to Collaborate on Diagnostics

Allison transmissions on the assembly line Allison Transmission Inc.

Allison Transmission Inc. announced it is expanding the remote diagnostic options available for its fourth- and fifth-generation transmissions through a collaboration with LHP Telematics.

Transport Topics
November 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Truck Makers, Suppliers Aim to Combat Road Salt Corrosion With Protective Coatings

Road Salt Corrosion Snow and ice cover a highway. (Mary Ann Chastain/Associated Press)

When winter weather arrives, what also comes with it is the use of road salt, which exacerbates truck corrosion.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
November 20, 2018
Business, Equipment

Eberspaecher Acquires Vehicle Climate-Control Specialist Kalori

Eberspaecher headquarters in Esslingen, Germany Eberspaecher

Heating technology company Eberspaecher has acquired French climate control specialist Kalori SAS, according to a Nov. 6 press release.

Transport Topics
November 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Container-Shipping Companies Plan Industry Alliance

Industry Alliance Containers at the Port of Savannah. (Ty Wright/Bloomberg News)

Five container-shipping companies intend to create a nonprofit association focused on the digitalization and standardization of information used in the industry.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Cadence Premier Logistics Opens Center in Illinois

Cadence Cadence Premier Logistics via YouTube

Cadence Premier Logistics has opened the Pit Stop Truck Center, a 77,000-square-foot facility in Joliet, Ill., the company announced Nov. 14.

Transport Topics
November 16, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, TCA

Eaton to Open Plant in El Paso, Texas

Eaton Corp. building Eaton Corp.

Eaton Corp., a worldwide manufacturing company, plans to expand into El Paso, Texas, with a factory expected to open in the first half of next year with 200 employees.

Vic Kolenc | El Paso (Texas) Times
November 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

ZAF Opens Nickel-Zinc Battery R&D Facility in Montana

Battery technologies developer ZAF Energy Systems has announced the opening of a research and development facility in Bozeman, Mont., according to a Nov. 13 press release. Scientists and engineers at the 8,000-square-foot facility are developing nickel-zinc technologies with an emphasis on performance improvements and cost reduction.

Transport Topics
November 15, 2018