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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. 

Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Collision Mitigation Advances

Volvo interior False positives have been greatly reduced as the technology has improved, Volvo Trucks says. (Volvo Trucks)

Collision mitigation systems for trucks are becoming increasingly popular as they offer enhanced safety features, register fewer false activations and set the stage for increasing autonomous capabilities.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
November 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

The Analytical Dilemma

Does “old school” detective work still have a part in fleet maintenance programs today? TMC Technical Director Jack Legler gives his answer.

Jack Legler | Technical Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
November 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Tesla Fills Elon Musk’s Chairman Role With Board Member Robyn Denholm

Robyn Denholm Denholm, 55, will assume the chairman’s role immediately. She replaces Elon Musk, who exits as chairman as part of a deal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. (Tesla Inc.)

Tesla Inc. appointed a director who’s been on its board for years to replace Elon Musk as chairman, stirring suspicion as to whether the mercurial CEO will be restrained after costly run-ins with securities regulators.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
November 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

International Extends Commercial Truck Lineup With Classes 4-5 CV Series

Commercial Truck Lineup The CV Series family. (International Truck)

CHICAGO — International Truck, a unit of Navistar Inc., launched its International CV Series Nov. 7 by underscoring it is “the only” Classes 4-5 truck designed, distributed and supported by a manufacturer specializing in commercial vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 7, 2018
Business, Equipment

Heil Trailer, Polar Tank Trailer Partner With Tankmax

Heil Trailer International and Polar Tank Trailer have announced a partnership with Tankmax Inc., a tank trailer dealer headquartered in Pasco, Wash. The move is designed to help the two brands expand a presence in the northwest region.

Transport Topics
November 7, 2018
Business, Equipment, Opinion

Opinion: Including Auctions in the Asset Management Plan

Owners of fleets or dealers with large inventories of tractors and trailers must have a disciplined approach to turning those assets into cash at the end of their depreciation schedule or inventory life. These assets represent some of the largest investments these parties make, and the equipment depreciates every day. The goal is to maximize return on investment and divest when the time is right.

Steve Oliver | National Director of Sales, Taylor and Martin Auctioneers
November 7, 2018
Business, Equipment

Rush Debuts Stock Repurchase of Up to $150 Million

Sign at a Rush Enterprises dealership Rush Enterprises Inc.

Rush Enterprises Inc., the only publicly traded network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, announced a new stock repurchase program of up to $150 million of its shares of common stock.

Transport Topics
November 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Haldex, Wabash Sign Standard Position Agreement

Wabash A welder walks past a partially constructed trailer at the Wabash facility in Lafayette, Ind. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Haldex and Wabash National Corp. announced an agreement through 2021 for Haldex to be the standard brake adjuster and actuator supplier on the Wabash, Transcraft, Benson, Brenner, Beall, Walker and bulk trailer brands.

Transport Topics
November 2, 2018
Business, Equipment

Paccar Parts Opens Distribution Center in Toronto

Paccar Parts California Air Resources Board

Paccar Parts opened a new 160,000-square-foot parts distribution center in Toronto, intended to increase parts availability and maximize uptime for customers across eastern Canada.

Transport Topics
November 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Wabash Posts Mixed Earnings as Backlog Sets Record

Wabash A Wabash employee seals a seam on a trailer at the company’s facility in Lafayette, Ind. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Trailer maker Wabash National Corp. posted its second-highest revenue ever in the third quarter, but the news wasn’t all good.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2018

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