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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

Rizon EV Truck Deliveries Begin in California

Velocity EV announced March 27 that the first Rizon Classes 4-5 battery-electric cabover trucks are being delivered to customers throughout California.

March 28, 2024

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Business, Technology, Equipment

Tesla Rethinks the Assembly Line

Tesla Inc. has a plan to fend off cheaper competition from China with a $25,000 electric car. But first it has to overhaul a 100-year-old manufacturing process pioneered by Henry Ford.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
March 28, 2024
Business, Equipment, Logistics

US Ports Post Year-Over-Year Increases for February

U.S. ports experienced overall increases in container volumes year-over-year in February to extend a strong start to the year.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 27, 2024
Business, Equipment

Used Truck Sales in February Increase 23% Over Last Year

Used Class 8 truck sales in February increased 23.3% compared with the same period the prior year, ACT Research reported.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 27, 2024
Business, Equipment

Former Tank Truck President Clifford Harvison Dies at 85

Clifford Harvison, a longtime former president of the National Tank Truck Carriers, died March 19 at his home in Stuart, Fla. He was 85. 

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 26, 2024
Government, Equipment, Logistics

Ontario Opens $30M Commercial Vehicle Inspection Station

Ontario has opened a new commercial vehicle inspection station for trucks traveling westbound on Highway 11/17, a primary Trans-Canada Highway route, into the Port of Thunder Bay.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
March 25, 2024
Business, Equipment

Stellantis to Cut 400 Jobs in US

Stellantis NV is cutting about 400 white-collar jobs in the U.S. as the maker of Jeep and Ram vehicles works to shift its product lineup toward electric cars.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
March 22, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Uber Freight Bolsters Drop-and-Hook Solution Nationwide

Uber Freight has scaled up its drop-and-hook capacity solution nationally with new freight network optimization capabilities, the company announced March 21.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 21, 2024
Business, Equipment

February Trailer Orders Fall 21% From Last Year

U.S. trailer orders in February declined from the prior year but rose sequentially, according to ACT Research.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 21, 2024
Government, Business, Equipment

Fla. Bill Tackling Predatory Towing Moves to Governor’s Desk

A proposed law with sweeping changes to curb predatory towing practices in Florida has moved from the state Legislature to Gov. Ron DeSantis' desk.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
March 21, 2024