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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

Secur to Expand Railcar, Container Fleet for Nuclear Decommissioning Market

Secur containers Secur

Secur, a provider of transportation logistics as well as packaging, technical services and waste management, will invest in equipment assets to serve the nuclear power plant decommissioning market, according to the company.

Transport Topics
November 15, 2018
Business, Equipment

Trac Intermodal Acquires Tire Services Division of Core Fleet

TRAC Intermodal chassis TRAC Intermodal

Trac Intermodal, a North American chassis pool manager and intermodal equipment provider, announced Nov. 6 that it had acquired the tire services division of Core Fleet.

Transport Topics
November 15, 2018
Business, Equipment

October Class 8 Sales Soar to Highest Mark Since June 2015

 International 625LT An International 625LT at a 2018 trucking trade show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Class 8 sales in October reached the highest point in more than three years as a smoother supply chain and the bullish economy lifted the total to 25,007, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Cargo Theft Detective Warns of Thieves’ Sophistication, Organization

Breaking into truck Gregory Dubus

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Detective Gerardo A. Pachuca is a member of Cargo CATS, the department’s team of experienced investigators and one of a handful of multiagency teams in the United States dedicated exclusively to targeting cargo thieves and their receivers.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
November 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

As Freight on Trucks Becomes More Valuable, Thieves Get Creative in Their Attempts to Steal It

Parked trailer Cargo theft is an ever-evolving threat for motor carriers. (Getty Images)

Cargo theft is an ever-evolving threat to motor carriers. Keeping cargo safe means defending against not only traditional methods but recognizing and overcoming emerging new tactics and techniques increasingly employed by the bad guys.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
November 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Meritor Posts Mixed 4Q Results Amid Market Strength

Meritor A Meritor booth at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Tier 1 supplier Meritor Inc. posted lower net income and higher revenue in its fourth-quarter and fiscal-year periods as its markets improved, but separate financial issues cut earnings.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2018
Business, Equipment

Mckinney Trailer Rentals Adds Branch in San Antonio

Mckinney truck and trailer McKinney Trailer Rentals

Mckinney Trailer Rentals has opened a branch location in San Antonio.

Transport Topics
November 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Medium-Duty Sales Increase in October

Isuzu Isuzu trucks. (TT File Photo)

U.S. retail sales of medium-duty trucks increased 11.1% to 20,631 in October, with double-digit gains coming in most weight classes, WardsAuto.com reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Electric Vehicle Revolution Goes Underground in Sweden With Mine Truck

Underground Mining Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News

Swedish mining equipment maker Epiroc AB on Nov. 14 launched a new range, including what it says is the largest battery-powered vehicle for mining below the Earth’s surface: a 42 ton-capacity truck that can haul blasted rock through narrow tunnels.

Niclas Rolander | Bloomberg News
November 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Nov. 12: Honoring Those Who Served Our Nation

Patriotic truck Thinkstock

Robbie Roth of FedEx Freight knows well the bonds that are created by serving in the military and working in the trucking industry.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2018

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