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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, Fuel, Safety, Equipment

Goodyear Rolling Out New Fuel Max Line; Says Tires Provide Fleets Additional Savings

Jonathan S. Reiskin/Transport Topics

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is out to prove its engineering research and product development efforts can lead to financial savings for fleet customers.

March 16, 2015
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

J.J. Keller, Velociti Partner to Simplify E-Log Deployment

J.J. Keller & Associates Inc.

J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. said it has partnered with Velociti Inc. to make its electronic logging system easier for carriers to implement.

Transport Topics
March 13, 2015
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Technology, Equipment

Harper Says Canadian Railways Under Watch Over Grain Shipments

Brent Lewin/Bloomberg News

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper indicated he is prepared to continue intervening in a railway system dominated by two companies in order to keep products such as grain moving for export.

Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
March 13, 2015
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Government

TT Archives: Roads and Ports

A report by Commerce Secretary Luther Hodges 50 years ago put the cost of the completing the interstate highway system at $48.6 billion, an increase of $5.8 billion from earlier estimates, due to changes in highway design and traffic data.

Transport Topics
March 9, 2015
Business, Equipment

Goodyear Demonstrates Fuel Max Tire Line (With Photos)

Jonathan S. Reiskin/Transport Topics

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is out to prove that its engineering research and product development efforts can lead to financial savings for truck fleet customers, company managers said here as part of their marketing campaign.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 5, 2015
Business, Government, Safety, Equipment, Technology, Autonomous

Ford Unveils Medium-Duty Trucks Updated With New Telematics System

John Sommers II for TT

INDIANAPOLIS — Ford Motor Co. introduced a redesigned lineup of medium-duty trucks here that includes dedicated tractor models in two weight classes, and an updated telematics suite.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 4, 2015
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA Moves Up Projected Publication Date for Final ELD Rule


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a supplemental report restoring Sept. 30 as the expected publication date of its final electronic logging device rule, moving it up from Nov. 9.  

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 3, 2015
Business, Equipment

Wabash National Realigns Wood Flooring Operations

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Trailer maker Wabash National Corp. said it has realigned its wood flooring operations as part of its Commercial Trailer Products reporting segment.

Transport Topics
February 27, 2015
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Bendix to Move to New Ohio Headquarters

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems said it will build new headquarters in Northeast Ohio, near its current Elyria location.

Transport Topics
February 27, 2015
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment, Logistics, Technology, Autonomous

Safety Groups Petition NHTSA for Collision Avoidance Systems

Several nonprofit safety groups have asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to mandate collision avoidance and mitigation braking systems for new heavy trucks and buses.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 23, 2015