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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, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Technology May Help Solve Congestion for Trucking

A recent study by one of the world’s largest makers of Global Positioning System navigation devices has concluded that Seattle is the most traffic-clogged city in the United States.

January 4, 2010
Business, Fuel, Equipment

Arrow Trucking Suddenly Shuts Down

Flatbed carrier Arrow Trucking Co. closed suddenly Dec. 22, shutting off its fuel cards and leaving an unknown number of drivers for its 1,400 trucks stranded around the country, industry and federal officials have said.

January 4, 2010
Business, Equipment, Technology, Safety

Manufacturers to Discuss Changing Industry at Heavy Duty Dialogue, Aftermarket Week

Manufacturers and distributors of truck parts and systems are scheduled to discuss the changes coming to the industry during the next decade as they gather in Las Vegas Jan. 18-21 for a pair of heavy-duty events.

January 4, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA Agrees to Delay Chassis Rule Six Months to Set Up Database System

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it was delaying some intermodal chassis safety requirements for six months to give operators of that equipment more time to create a database to track the condition of each chassis.

December 30, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Dohrn Transfer to Install PeopleNet’s Onboard Units

PeopleNet said regional less-than-truckload carrier Dohrn Transfer Co. will begin installing its onboard technology system in January.

December 29, 2009
Business, Equipment

Arrow Trucking Closes

Flatbed and heavy specialized carrier Arrow Trucking has closed down, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
December 23, 2009
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Truck Sales Slide Slows

The steep, yearlong decline in heavy-duty U.S. truck sales slowed to 16.4% below the 2008 level in November, or nearly half as much as the 11-month fall of 31%, according to the latest survey by

Transport Topics
December 21, 2009
Business, Equipment

Rich Freeland to Head Cummins’ Engine Business

Cummins Inc. named Rich Freeland to be the next president of its engine business, succeeding Jim Kelly, who the company said Tuesday will step down from that position early next year.

Transport Topics
December 17, 2009
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Roadrunner Transportation Acquires Bullet Freight Systems

Roadrunner Transportation Services Holdings Inc. said it bought less-than-truckload carrier Bullet Freight Systems Inc. on Dec. 14 to expand its services in the western United States.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
December 17, 2009
Business, Equipment

Cummins’ Engine President to Step Down

Cummins Inc. said late Tuesday that Jim Kelly, president of its engine business, will leave the position in March and that it will name a successor “in the very near future.”

Transport Topics
December 15, 2009