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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. 

Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA Issues E-Log Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published its long-awaited proposal that will require all interstate truck drivers to use electronic logging devices two years after the rule becomes final.

March 17, 2014
Business, Equipment

February Class 8 Sales Up 11%

U.S. retail heavy-duty truck sales rose 11.2% to 13,949 units in February, the highest percentage gain in four months, WardsAuto.com reported.

March 17, 2014
Business, Equipment

Cummins, Eaton Expand Powertrain Deal With 12-Liter Diesel, Nat-Gas Combinations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Cummins Inc. and Eaton Corp. said they are expanding their powertrain partnership to include new 12-liter diesel and natural-gas combinations.

March 17, 2014
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Publication of ELD Proposal Is ‘Imminent,’ Ferro Says

Omnitracs

Publication of the proposed rule requiring trucks to have electronic logging devices is “imminent,” Anne Ferro, head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, told a House subcommittee hearing March 12.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
March 12, 2014
Special Coverage, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Noregon Launches New Diagnostics Tool

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Noregon Systems announced it has launched a full-vehicle remote diagnostics tool.

Transport Topics
March 12, 2014
Special Coverage, Business, Equipment

Accuride, Alcoa Unveil New Aluminum Wheels

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Accuride Corp. and Alcoa Wheel and Transportation unveiled new aluminum wheels.

Transport Topics
March 10, 2014
Special Coverage, Business, Equipment

PressurePro, TrackPoint Announce Partnership

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Advantage PressurePro and TrackPoint Systems announced a partnership to develop what they called the first real-time tire pressure monitoring system for untethered trailers.

Transport Topics
March 10, 2014
Business, Equipment

Cummins Westport Recalls 25,000 Nat-Gas Engines

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Cummins Inc. and Cummins Westport Inc. are recalling 25,013 natural gas-fueled engines due to a weather sensor problem that could cause flames in the exhaust pipes.

Transport Topics
March 3, 2014
Business, Equipment

Vocational Tire Sales Depend on Economy

Alliance Tire Group

National sales data for off-road tires aren’t available because, compared with on-road tires, so few are produced.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
March 3, 2014
Business, Equipment

Dealing With Tire Inflation Problems

Alliance Tire Group

As with on-road tires, incorrectly inflated vocational tires can be problematic — and so can mismatched tires.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
March 3, 2014

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