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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, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Infrastructure Still Top Issue for Electric Truck Deployment

According to industry leaders, this simple, yet crucial detail for fleets to consider when adding electric trucks to their rosters should be their top priority: where to plug them in.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
June 28, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment

Truck Maker Hyzon Mulls Sale of Part or All of Operations

Hyzon Motors could put up a for sale sign as the Bolingbrook, Ill.-based startup continues to hemorrhage cash, and it may begin layoffs before that.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
June 28, 2024
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Salem Carriers to Use Pair of eCascadias in Carolinas

Salem Carriers is to begin using two Freightliner eCascadias to service some of Daimler Truck North America’s inbound logistics needs in the Carolinas, the companies said June 25.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
June 28, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment

Operations Underway at VTNA’s New River Valley Assembly Plant

DUBLIN, Va. — Cabs for VTNA's redesigned flagship Class 8 VNL tractor — launched in January — are built at the new Plant 2 of the New River Valley manufacturing facility.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
June 27, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Could Cheap Chinese EVs Reach US From Mexico?

Low-priced Chinese EVs pose a potentially "extinction-level event" for America’s auto industry.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
June 27, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment

VTNA: US Class 8 Retail Sales Running Below Expectations

DUBLIN, Va. — U.S. Class 8 retail truck sales paced a bit below expectations through May and are now expected to total 260,000 to 270,000 in 2024, according to VTNA executive Magnus Koeck.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2024
Government, Business, Equipment

Federal Regulators Hear Complaints About Predatory Towing

Trucking companies and towing service operators each got to air their grievances before federal regulators during a June 21 session on predatory towing practices.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 25, 2024
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, TCA

Ford Recalls Over Half a Million 2014 F-150 Pickup Trucks

NEW YORK — Ford Motor Co. on June 25 issued a recall for over half a million F-150 pickup trucks from the year 2014.

dpa | Hamburg, Germany
June 25, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Cellcentric Begins Pilot Hydrogen Fuel Cell Production in Germany

Cellcentric began pilot production of hydrogen fuel cells June 20 at its Esslingen plant in Germany, the joint venture between Daimler Truck and Volvo Group said.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
June 24, 2024
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Perspective

Perspective: EPA’s GHG Phase 3 Rule Needs Fixing

One of my guiding principles, both personally and professionally, is to fix the problem. The commercial truck industry definitely has a problem to fix, writes ATD Chairman Scott Pearson.

Scott Pearson | Chairman, American Truck Dealers
June 24, 2024