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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, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Illinois Governor Seeking $1 Billion EPA Clean Energy Bid

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is going after every federal dollar to turn the state into a hub for new technologies, intensifying a battle among states for trillions in federal funds.

November 20, 2023

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Government, Business, Equipment

Ford, Stellantis Finalize Strike-Ending UAW Contracts

The United Auto Workers union overwhelmingly ratified new contracts with Ford and Stellantis that will raise pay across the industry and help reshape the auto business.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
November 20, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

GM Absorbs Electric Van Subsidiary BrightDrop Into Company

BrightDrop, a General Motors Co. commercial electric vehicle startup formed in 2021, no longer will operate as a subsidiary and is now becoming part of GM, the automaker said Nov. 16.

Kalea Hall | The Detroit News
November 17, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

UPS Broadens Search for Electric Vans Amid Arrival’s Woes

UPS Inc.’s push to adopt battery-powered delivery trucks hit a snag due to financial troubles at Arrival SA, a European electric vehicle startup that’s running out of cash.

November 17, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment

60-Year-Old Daimler Plant Is Ready for the Future

Officials at the 60-year-old Daimler Truck plant in Wörth am Rhein, Germany, are ready  for sweeping changes in how commercial trucks are built, used and powered.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
November 17, 2023
Business, Equipment, Safety

Maryland Rural Grant Funds School’s Simulators for CDL Tests

A $236,000 rural economic development grant is helping a western Maryland public two-year community college expand its commercial driver license truck driving training program.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
November 17, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment

Amazon, Hyundai Announce Online Car Sales From Local Dealers Inc. customers will be able to buy Hyundai Motor Co. vehicles on the e-commerce giant’s website starting next year.

November 16, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment

General Motors Union Workers Ratify New Labor Contract

United Auto Workers union members have voted to approve a new contract with General Motors, making GM the first Detroit automaker to ratify a deal to end a labor dispute and crippling strikes.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
November 16, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Trucking Grapples With Evolving Cargo Theft Risks in Q3

Trucking continued to deal with a high number of cargo thefts during the third quarter as criminals take advantage of the tighter economy.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 16, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Volvo Workshop Prepares Fleet Partners for CARB Regulations

Now is the time for fleets to meet the challenge of complying with next year’s CARB regulations, a panelist said during a virtual Volvo Trucks regulatory workshop. 

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
November 15, 2023