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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, Business, Equipment

Producer Price Index Sees Biggest Decline Since April 2020

U.S. producer prices dropped in December by the most since the start of the pandemic, extending a monthslong pullback in inflationary pressures and giving the Federal Reserve room to slow the pace of interest-rate hikes.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
January 18, 2023

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Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Heavy-Duty Electric Truck ‘Subscriptions’ Could Clean Up Pollution

Change to the hidden health and climate cost of consumer goods carried by tens of thousands of drayage trucks is coming in the form of more widely-accessible electric alternatives.

Todd Woody | Bloomberg News
January 17, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Tesla Cuts Vehicle Prices in Bid to Boost Flagging Demand

DETROIT — With its sales slowing and its stock price tumbling, Tesla Inc. slashed prices dramatically Jan. 13 on several versions of its electric vehicles, making some of its models eligible for a new federal tax credit that could help spur buyer interest.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 13, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Can Heavy Electric Trucks Be Deployed Industrywide by 2045?

WASHINGTON — Successful electrification of heavy trucks will require motor carriers to coordinate driver rest periods with charging their trucks, a potential obstacle that could increase carrier operational costs and result in delivery delays.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 13, 2023
Government, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Truckers Trying to Navigate the Notch Could Lead to a Fine Mess

Vermont transportation officials have a message for truckers seeking to follow their GPS up state Route 108 through Smugglers’ Notch and over Mount Mansfield: You’ll get stuck and fined up to $4,000.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
January 13, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Stellantis Secures Manganese Sulfate Supply for EV Batteries

The maker of Jeep SUVs, Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles on Jan. 9 said it has secured a supply of high-purity manganese sulfate monohydrate for electric vehicle batteries.

Breana Noble | The Detroit News
January 13, 2023
Business, Equipment, Breaking News

December Class 8 Sales Reach All-Time High

U.S. Class 8 retail sales in December reached an all-time monthly high, Wards Intelligence reported.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 13, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

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January 12, 2023
Business, Equipment

MEMA Retools Operational Structure, Announces Executive Appointments

The venerable trade association for motor vehicle and mobility suppliers, parts manufacturers and remanufacturers announced a new brand and business structure as MEMA, the Vehicle Suppliers Association.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 12, 2023
Government, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Truck Freight Routes Could Be Hydrogen Fueling Station Backbone

WASHINGTON — California fuel cell advocates are urging a national strategy to replace diesel-powered heavy trucks at major U.S. ports and link future regional hydrogen hubs to create a fueling infrastructure.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
January 11, 2023