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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, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Landstar Buys Two Supply Chain Companies

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Landstar System said it has purchased two Michigan-based supply chain transportation firms that focus on transportation technology systems.

Transport Topics
July 2, 2009
Business, Equipment

ArvinMeritor Divests from Light-Chassis Ventures

Truck components maker ArvinMeritor Inc. said Monday it will sell one of its light-vehicle chassis businesses to a private equity firm, selling its Control Products North America to OpenGate Capital.

Transport Topics
June 29, 2009
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Ryder Earns 3PL Cross-Border Security Certification

Ryder System said it has been certified as a third-party logistics provider in the Custom-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program, an initiative that seeks to promote supply chain security and reduce border vulnerabilities.

Transport Topics
June 24, 2009
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

May Class 8 Truck Sales Drop 39%

Heavy-duty U.S. truck sales continued their severe slide into a fifth month, as retail volume fell 39% in May, while the year-to-date total now lags the pace of last year by 33.9%, according to

June 22, 2009
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Equipment, Technology

EGR vs. SCR Battle Also Rages in Truck Classes 3-7 for 2010

Diesel emission standards change again in January 2010, but unlike the previous modifications when all manufacturers used essentially the same emission-controlling technology, medium-duty truck buyers next year will have a choice of competing systems.

June 22, 2009
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Obama, House Panel Spar Over Highway Plan

WASHINGTON — Setting up what could be a major confrontation between Congress and the White House over transportation policy, a key House committee unveiled a $500 billion blueprint to remake the U.S. transport system, while on the same day the administration instead proposed extending the current plan for 18 months.

June 22, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

UPS Launches Web-Based Parts Fulfillment System

UPS Inc. has launched a new Web-based system that it says will allow companies to more easily manage parts inventory and order and ship parts.

Transport Topics
June 17, 2009
Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Ryder to Manage Mexican Distribution for Mazda

Ryder System said that it has agreed to manage auto parts distribution in Mexico for Mazda North American Operations.

Transport Topics
June 17, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Ryder Reaches Pallet Logistics Deal

Ryder System said that it has reached an agreement with Intelligent Global Pooling Systems to manage the flow of plastic pallets.

Transport Topics
June 16, 2009
Business, Equipment, Safety

Wabco Takes Majority Stake In Joint Venture With TVS

Brake and component supplier Wabco said it completed its purchase of a majority stake in its Indian joint venture with TVS Group.

Transport Topics
June 16, 2009