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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. 

Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

FedEx Wins Wash. State Class Action Suit over Classification of Drivers as Contractors

FedEx Corp. last week won a Washington state class action case that affirmed the company’s position on driver classification.

April 6, 2009
Business, Equipment, Safety, Government

Delphi to Sell Brake, Suspension Unit to Chinese Firm

Delphi Corp. has agreed to its global suspension and brake business to Chinese firm BeijingWest Industries Co., Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
March 31, 2009
Government, Business, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Vanguard Parent to Market U.S. Trailer, Create National Master Dealer Network

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — China International Marine Containers introduced the first trailer it is marketing in the United States under its own name, a refrigerated unit it said contains a proprietary insulation system that will eliminate the 3% to 7% in condensation weight that typical reefers build up in a year.

March 31, 2009
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

More Snow Closes Highways in Plains States

The second major snowstorm in a week hit the Northern Plains with more than a foot of snow Monday, closing hundreds of miles of major highways and causing major collisions, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
March 31, 2009
Business, Equipment

Cummins Unit to Consolidate S.C. Plants

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. said it will consolidate turbocharger operations at two South Caroline plants and may cut jobs in the unit later this year.

Transport Topics
March 30, 2009
Government, Business, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Safety

House Bill Would Extend Size, Weight Limits

A House bill would freeze the truck size and weight limits of 53 feet for trailers and 80,000 pounds for the entire national highway system.

Transport Topics
March 26, 2009
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment

Obama Views New Hybrid Trucks in California

Eaton Corp. via Business Wire

President Obama visited a California center featuring new hybrid trucks Friday, including plug-in hybrid with an engine developed by Eaton Corp. and the Electric Power Research Institute.

Transport Topics
March 23, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Technicians to Face More Fault Codes With Use of OBDs, Engine Makers Say

Truck technicians next year will have to deal with a pronounced increase in engine fault codes because of the onboard diagnostics systems added to 2010 and later model engines, engine makers said.

March 23, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Garmin Introduces Truck-Specific GPS Navigator

Garmin International announced last week a global positioning system navigator that it said is its first portable navigation device designed exclusively for the trucking industry.

Transport Topics
March 23, 2009
Business, Safety, Technology, Fuel, Equipment

Three DEF Manufacturers Gain API Certification

Several companies that blend diesel exhaust fluid, the urea solution used in truck engines with selective catalytic reduction systems, have had their blends certified by the American Petroleum Institute.

Transport Topics
March 23, 2009

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