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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

California Trucking Association CEO to Retire

California Trucking Association CEO Michael Campbell said he will retire as soon as his successor is selected.

Transport Topics
June 25, 2013
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

E-Logging Proposal Sent to DOT; Rule Could Be Issued in November

Mike Roemer for TT

A proposed supplemental rule for electronic logging devices has been sent to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s office and is expected to be published as soon as November.

Transport Topics
June 21, 2013
Business, Equipment

Philadelphia Manufacturing Index Swings to Expansion

Manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia region expanded in June, swinging from a contraction in May, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday.

Transport Topics
June 20, 2013
Business, Equipment

Supply Chain Disruptions Foster ‘Just-in-Case’ Strategy

Major supply chain disruptions from weather or other disasters can turn just-in-time inventory management into a liability rather than a solution, according to freight transportation experts.

June 3, 2013
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA Taking Comments in EOBR Survey Regarding Driver Harassment

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has opened a 30-day public comment period on its plans to survey more than 1,000 drivers and motor carriers for input on ways that drivers can potentially be harassed by the use of electronic logging devices.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 29, 2013
Business, Equipment

Commercial Vehicle Group Hires New CEO

Component supplier Commercial Vehicle Group said former Caterpillar executive Richard Lavin has been hired as CEO.

Transport Topics
May 23, 2013
Government, Business, Equipment

Appeals Court Transfers Jurisdiction on ‘Conflict Minerals’ Case to Lower Court

A federal appeals court has ruled that a legal challenge to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s “conflict minerals” reporting rule must first be adjudicated in a civil federal district court.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2013
Business, Equipment

Cooper Reports Higher First-Quarter Profit

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. said it posted a higher first-quarter profit but lower revenue on a soft global tire market.

Transport Topics
May 9, 2013
Business, Equipment

Meritor Names Evans Interim CEO

Truck component maker Meritor Inc. has named Ivor Evans the company’s chairman and interim CEO, replacing Chip McClure, who is leaving the company.

Transport Topics
May 6, 2013
Business, Equipment

Suppliers’ Quarterly Net Income Declines

Most leading suppliers to the trucking industry that reported earnings late last month said profits declined, or turned to losses, in the first three months of 2013.

May 6, 2013

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