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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

Dana, Hyliion Partner to Market Electric-Hybrid Technology

Hyliion Hyliion truck. (Hyliion)

Dana Inc. announced it has taken an equity position as a lead investor in the Class 8 electrification company Hyliion Inc. to expand Dana’s ability to offer complete diesel-electric hybrid systems.

March 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Wabash Pursues Growth Strategy Beyond Dry Vans

Wabash factory worker Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Wabash National Corp. announced it will expand its use of advanced materials and grow its diversified and final-mile segments to counter the expected industry slowdown in demand for dry vans.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Opinion: The Maintenance Shop’s Role in Fleet Optimization

Making the best use of your fleet should include considering the role of the maintenance shop. No company wants to continually rely on always having spare trucks available should a unit go down. That makes an efficient shop a vital component of your fleet’s overall performance.

Joe Evangelist | Executive Vice President, Transervice Logistics
March 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Waymo Begins Marketing Self-Driving Sensors

Waymo Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg News

Waymo on March 6 began selling the laser-mapping sensors used on its driverless vehicles to other companies — as long as the customers don’t compete with its core robotaxi business. The sensors, known as lidar, shoot lasers off objects to determine what is nearby.

Tom Randall | Bloomberg News
March 6, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics

GM’s Cruze-Producing Ohio Plant Goes Idle

GM Allison Farrand/Bloomberg News

A sprawling General Motors assembly plant near Youngstown, Ohio, will be idled March 6 after more than 50 years producing cars and other vehicles, a move that will eliminate nearly 1,700 hourly positions by month’s end.

Mark Gillispie and Tom Krisher | Associated Press
March 6, 2019
Business, Equipment, Top 100

TFI International Acquires Schilli, Toronto Tank Lines

TFI International Canpar is a subsidiary of TFI International. (TFI International)

TFI International Inc., one of the largest trucking and logistics companies in the United States and Canada, is making moves in the tanker business, snapping up two trucking companies in February.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 6, 2019
Business, Equipment

American Trailer Rental Group Expands

American Trailer Rental Group, signaling its aggressive growth strategy, has acquired Fleet Trailer Leasing in Kansas City, Kan.

March 5, 2019
Business, Equipment

Shigehiro Matsuoka Chosen as New CEO at Hino North America

Hino XL trucks Classes 7 and 8 XL models. (Hino Trucks)

Hino Trucks announced Shigehiro Matsuoka was appointed CEO of Hino North America.

March 1, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Allison Invests in New Testing Facility

Allison transmissions Allison Transmission Inc.

Allison Transmission announced it is investing in a new vehicle testing facility to support testing for a wide range of propulsion systems, including conventional powertrains, alternative fuel, electric hybrid and fully-electric vehicles.

March 1, 2019
Government, Technology, Equipment

Dana Finalizes Deal for Oerlikon’s Drive Systems Unit

Dana signage at event John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Dana Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of the drive systems segment of the Oerlikon Group, including the Graziano and Fairfield brands, to expand the company’s capabilities in electrification and its manufacturing presence in key growth markets.

March 1, 2019