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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

Goodyear Takes 4Q Loss, Will Cut 5,000 Jobs

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said Wednesday it lost $330 million in the fourth quarter as sales slumped 7% and that it would cut almost 5,000 jobs.

Transport Topics
February 18, 2009
Business, Logistics, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety

National Retail Systems Deploys Clean Trucks to Calif. Ports

National Retail Systems has deployed 115 trucks to comply with the Clean Truck Program requirements set forth by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the company said Tuesday.

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

BorgWarner, GE Locomotive Announce Layoffs

BorgWarner Turbo Systems said it is laying off 140 workers at its plant in Arden, N.C., that manufactures turbochargers for diesel trucks and construction equipment.

Transport Topics
February 16, 2009
Business, Equipment

Eaton to Provide Transmissions to Indian Truck Maker

Truck parts manufacturer Eaton Corp. said it has signed an agreement with India’s Tata Motors, that country’s largest automotive manufacturer, to provide heavy-duty truck transmissions through 2014.

Transport Topics
February 16, 2009
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Technology, Equipment

Navistar Urges Trucking to Back Gradual Phase-in of 2010 Regs

ARLINGTON, Va. — A top Navistar Inc. official said the company is pursuing its own solution to meet the 2010 U.S. emission standards, because it doesn’t believe the fuel savings claimed by competitors will justify the higher costs and more complicated systems associated with the new engines.

February 16, 2009
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Postal Service, UPS Team Up to Make Online Returns Easier

UPS Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service have agreed to work together to make it easier for consumers to return goods purchased online, a move that more closely aligns the nation’s mail delivery system with the largest commercial package carrier.

February 16, 2009
Business, Equipment, Logistics

APU Maker RigMaster Ceases Operations

RigMaster Power Corp., a Canadian manufacturer of auxiliary power units, has ceased all operations, according to a voice message on its telephone.

Transport Topics
February 9, 2009
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

States Eye More Toll Roads

In a whirl of activity that is expected to accelerate in coming years, states are making toll roads a permanent part of the nation’s highway system and eyeing toll dollars as a way to plug gaping budget deficits.

February 9, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Manufacturers Tout Their Choices for 2010

Starting in 2010, fleets buying new trucks will have to decide between two very different engine systems, and manufacturers already are warning that selecting the competing platform will leave the owner with an inferior product.

February 9, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Descartes Buys Oceanwide’s Logistics Business

Descartes Systems Group said Thursday it acquired the logistics business of privately held Oceanwide Inc., in an all-cash transaction of about C$10.4 million ($8.4 million).

Transport Topics
February 6, 2009

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