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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

Stephen Roy Named Mack Trucks President

Volvo Group announced May 9 that it has appointed Stephen Roy to become the president of its Mack Trucks subsidiary.

May 15, 2023

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Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

Torc Robotics, C.R. England Team on Autonomous Pilot

Self-driving-trucks technology firm Torc Robotics and refrigerated carrier C.R. England are teaming up on a pilot program.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
May 15, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Air Bag Manufacturer Refusing NHTSA’s Request to Recall

ARC Manufacturing could be heading for a legal battle with U.S. auto safety regulators after refusing a request that millions of potentially dangerous air bag inflators be recalled.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
May 15, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Breaking News

April Class 8 Sales Up 19.4% Year-Over-Year

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in April increased 19.4% from a year ago but declined on a month-to-month basis, Wards Intelligence reported.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 11, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Three Companies Charged With Emission Device Tampering

Federal authorities in Michigan have charged three companies — including a truckload carrier — and 11 individuals in an aftermarket scheme to disable the emissions control systems.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 11, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Senate Panel OKs Rail Safety Bill In Wake of Ohio Derailment

Congressional transportation policymakers are considering legislation meant to enhance safety and efficiency operations along freight rail corridors.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 11, 2023
Business, Equipment

April Class 8 Orders Continue Year-Over-Year Declines

North American Class 8 orders in April continued the trend of year-over-year declines by dropping to 11,600 units, ACT Research reported.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 11, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Electric Truck Options Expand

Battery-electric trucks are still a young, emerging segment of the commercial vehicle market, but fleet operators already can choose from a broad selection of electric vehicle options.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
May 10, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Peterbilt Unveils Model 589

FORT WORTH, Texas — Peterbilt Motors Co. introduced its new Model 589 truck during an event at Texas Motor Speedway that included customers, dealers and media.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
May 10, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment

New EV Models Drive Up North American Factory Production

North American factories cranked out 219,000 battery-powered cars and trucks in the first three months of the year, a 39% increase over the year-earlier period.

Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
May 10, 2023