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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

Eaton Reports Mixed 4Q, Full-Year Earnings

Eaton Endurant transmission Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies' first core product is the Endurant, a 12-speed automated transmission. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Power management company Eaton Corp. reported increased revenue for the fourth quarter and full-year periods, while net income declined in both.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Editorial

Editorial: Trucking Has It Down Cold

A polar vortex can slow a lot of folks down. But you can count on the trucking industry.

Transport Topics
January 31, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Industry Groups Object to New Chassis Fees Taking Effect at Ports

Trucks arrive with containers to be loaded onto a ship at the Port of Charleston Trucks arrive with containers to be loaded onto a ship at the Port of Charleston. (South Carolina Ports Authority)

Transportation industry groups are criticizing a plan by some ocean carriers to begin seeking new administrative fees for cargo containers, known as “street turns.” The fees are set to take effect Feb. 4 and range from $30 to $75, depending on the carrier.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 31, 2019
Business, Equipment

Wabash Reports Mixed First-Quarter, Full-Year Earnings

Worker helps build Wabash trailers Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Trailer maker Wabash National Corp. reported revenue increased in the fourth quarter and set an all-time record for the full year, annual shipments were at near-record volumes, but net income dropped in both periods.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
January 30, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Fleets Prepare Drivers for Extreme Cold

Bank sign showing -16 degrees An electronic sign in Moorhead, Minn., shows the temperature. (Bruce Crummy/AP)

Trucking groups prepared their drivers with tips on operations and safety as a polar vortex gripped the Midwest, delivering extremely cold temperatures and harsh wind chills.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 30, 2019
Business, Equipment

Meritor Boosts First-Quarter Revenue, Net Income

Meritor eAxle A Meritor eAxle at a recent trucking industry trade show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Commercial vehicle supplier Meritor Inc. reported increased revenue and net income in its fiscal first quarter as well as new significant contracts with leading trailer makers.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
January 30, 2019
Business, Equipment

Peterbilt Standardizes Jost Air Slide Fifth Wheel

Peterbilt has named the Jost JSK37 12-inch inboard air slide fifth wheel as standard on its Model 579 Class 8 truck, according to a Jan. 22 press release from Jost. The standardization became effective Jan. 1.

January 30, 2019
Business, Equipment

Goodyear Says Range of New Steer Tire Endurance LHS Is Up 25% Over Previous Model

The actual Goodyear Endurance LHS that ran 212,490 miles (left) is shown with a new Endurance LHS. The actual Goodyear Endurance LHS that ran 212,490 miles (left) is shown with a new Endurance LHS. (Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.)

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. said its recently introduced steer tire addresses concerns fleets expressed with an earlier model designed for the same application.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 30, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Self-Driving Truck Startup Embark Releases Performance Data

Embark autonomous truck Embark

Self-driving truck startup Embark has issued a voluntary report on the performance of its automated trucks, providing a more detailed look at its testing process and the current capabilities of its technology.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 30, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Fleets Seek Aftermarket Companies That Are Easy to Do Business With

Mike Palmer, Gloria Pliler, Lee Quinn,Brett Wacker, Stu MacKay. Mike Palmer (from left), Gloria Pliler, Lee Quinn, Brett Wacker and moderator Stu MacKay. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Fleet executives are standardizing parts ordering and maintenance procedures as they deal with truck equipment that is increasingly complex and costly.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
January 29, 2019

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