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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, TCA

TravelCenters and Electrify America Team Up to Install EV Charging Stations

CLEVELAND — TravelCenters of America is teaming up with Electrify America to install more than 1,000 charging stalls for electric vehicles at more than 200 locations.

Peter Krouse | cleveland.com
January 30, 2023

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Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Volvo Trucks Expands EV Dealer Network

Volvo Trucks North America has named Bergey’s Truck Centers as its second certified electric vehicle dealership in New Jersey, the company announced Jan. 26.

January 30, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment

Volvo Group Hit With $130 Million Penalty Over Recall Issues

Volvo Group North America will pay a civil penalty of as much as $130 million under an arrangement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
January 30, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

SUVs Emerge as Hot Point in EV Tax Credit Debate

General Motors Co. has taken a central role in pushing the Treasury Department to change how the government defines a sport utility vehicle and expand how many buyers can get electric vehicle tax credits.

January 27, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Launches HYLA Brand for Hydrogen Fuel

Nikola Corp. is launching updated branding for its hydrogen production, distribution and sales efforts, sharpening its focus on a segment integral to a company footprint that also includes production of fuel cell electric trucks and development of electric vehicle technology.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
January 26, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Paccar Reports Strong Q4 Revenue, Income

Paccar Inc. beat market expectations for fourth-quarter earnings Jan. 24, aided by strong demand for its trucks from customers looking to replace older, outdated vehicles.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 25, 2023
Business, Equipment

Used Class 8 Sales Up Sequentially in December

Used Class 8 vehicle sales in December declined 2.4% from a year ago, but increased slightly from the prior month, ACT Research reported.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

CARB Proposes Exemptions for Transitions to Electric Trucks

The California Air Resources Board is making plans to modify its proposed Advanced Clean Fleets regulation to address possible electric charging infrastructure delays and unavailability of models of zero-emission trucks.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 25, 2023
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Ports Post Strong Volume for 2022 Despite December Drop-Off

Despite a significant slowdown in the second half of 2022, two major West Coast ports approached the record-setting pace they had in 2021.

January 25, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment

Tesla Invests $3.6 Billion in Nevada Factories for Batteries, Trucks

Tesla Inc. is investing $3.6 billion in two new factories to build electric vehicle batteries and its all-electric Semi heavy-duty truck near an existing production site in Reno, Nev.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2023