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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

Traction Is Most Important Characteristic For Off-Road Tires, Fleet Executives Say

Michelin Americas Truck Tires

When New Orleans-based electricity provider Entergy Corp. buys tires for its fleet — which handles a lot of off-road work — durability, fuel economy and cost take a back seat to what the company says is its most important need.

March 3, 2014
Business, Equipment

Cummins/Peterbilt ‘SuperTruck’ Reaches 10.7 MPG

Cummins Inc.

A demonstration truck built by Cummins Inc. and Peterbilt Motors Co. achieved a 10.7 mile-per-gallon fuel economy reading last month under real-world driving conditions, the companies announced.

Transport Topics
February 19, 2014
Opinion, Business, Equipment

Opinion: Extending PMI, Oil Drain Intervals

This Opinion piece appears in the Feb. 17 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

By Michael Buck

President

February 17, 2014
Business, Equipment

Cummins Keeps Top Market Share; In-House Engines Rise, Ward’s Says

Engine maker Cummins Inc. maintained its leading 40.4% North American market share during 2013, even though most proprietary engines claimed a bigger share, WardsAuto.com reported.

February 17, 2014
Business, Equipment

American Pride

Transport Topics
February 7, 2014
Business, Equipment

American Axle’s Fourth-Quarter Profit Drops

American Axle & Manufacturing

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings reported its fourth-quarter profit declined on costs associated with debt refinancing.

Transport Topics
February 7, 2014
Business, Equipment

Cummins’ Profit Grows in 4Q

Tom Strickland/Bloomberg News

Cummins Inc. reported higher fourth-quarter profit than the same period a year ago as sales increased in North America and Europe.

Transport Topics
February 6, 2014
Business, Equipment

Double Coin Tires Opens West Coast Distribution Center

Truck tire manufacturer Double Coin Tires has opened a distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., its second in North America.

Transport Topics
February 5, 2014
Business, Equipment

Delphi’s Fourth-Quarter Profits Rise

Steve Hockstein/Bloomberg News

Component maker Delphi Automotive PLC said its fourth-quarter profit and revenue increased on strong growth in North America and Asia.

Transport Topics
February 4, 2014
Business, Equipment

Improved Retreads Help Wide-Base Tire Users Extend Life of Product, Say Fleets, Makers

Wide-base tires, new and retreaded, are providing an extended-mileage benefit for dry-van carrier Bear Trucking Inc., according to a company manager.

February 3, 2014

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