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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, Safety, Fuel

Winterization Process Requires Preparation, Training

From treacherous road conditions to freezing temperatures, even the most conscientious drivers need to exert caution on the roads during the winter.

Hilary Daninhirsch | Special to Transport Topics
November 28, 2023

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Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Schneider’s Freightliner eCascadias Reach 1 Million-Mile Mark

Freightliner eCascadia battery-electric trucks operated by Schneider reached 1 million zero-emission miles carrying customer freight, the carrier said

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
November 28, 2023
Business, Equipment

Volkswagen Tells Workers to Brace for Job Cuts

Volkswagen AG signaled it’s willing to push for job cuts at its namesake brand to reduce expenses and improve profitability.

Monica Raymunt | Bloomberg News
November 27, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment

Executive Spotlight: John Reed, Aim Transportation Solutions

John Reed, chief information officer and vice president of technology at Aim Transportation Solutions and a 30-year company veteran, is passionate about programming.

November 22, 2023
Business, Equipment

Trailer Orders Continue to Rise Sequentially in October

U.S. trailer orders rose for a fourth consecutive month in October, according to preliminary data released by ACT Research.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Terraline to Carry Out Prototype Class 8 Truck Tests in Q1

A prototype of a battery-electric Class 8 truck with an expected range of 500 miles is set to begin its first pilot tests in Florida in the first quarter of 2024, according to vehicle developer Terraline Inc.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2023
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Private

Reyes Coca-Cola to Deploy 20 eCascadias in California

Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling will deploy 20 Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractors, said Daimler Truck North America, the truck manufacturer’s parent company.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment

Ford Scaling Back Planned Michigan Battery Plant

Ford Motor Co. is resuming construction on a Michigan electric vehicle battery plant that the company postponed two months ago during a strike by the United Auto Workers union.

November 21, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Hyundai Unveils Robot-Powered EV Plant in Singapore

Hyundai Motor Group has opened a heavily automated facility in Singapore that will play a crucial role in its electrification strategy, deploying robotics and new production methods.

Yoolim Lee and Heejin Kim | Bloomberg News
November 21, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

NHTSA Advisory Group on Underride Protection Seeks Focus

Members of the Advisory Committee on Underride Protection began revealing their divergent views on side underride guards for heavy trucks, sending several questions back to regulators.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 20, 2023