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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, Equipment

Eaton Boosts Third-Quarter Sales by 4%

Eaton reported its earnings Oct. 30 Eaton Corp.

Power management company Eaton Corp. capped its third quarter with higher-than-expected profit margins but lower net income due to charge-offs related to an arbitration decision in August against certain business units of Cooper Industries, a company that Eaton acquired in 2012.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
October 30, 2018
Business, Equipment

Cummins Reports Record Earnings in Third Quarter

Cummins reports record third-quarter earnings TT File Photo

Cummins Inc. posted record profits and a 12% jump in revenue for the third quarter as demand for trucks, construction and power generation equipment improved.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
October 30, 2018
Business, Equipment

Dickinson Fleet Services Grows South Florida Presence

Dickinson Dickinson Fleet Services

Fleet maintenance and management company Dickinson Fleet Services has acquired Fleet Technology & Maintenance Corp. and Truck City Body Co.

Transport Topics
October 30, 2018
Business, Equipment

Allison’s Net Income Jumps 50% in Third Quarter

Allison Allison's Indianapolis plant. (Karen Kay Marlett Photography)

Supplier Allison Transmission posted sizable third-quarter gains in net sales and net income, exceeding expectations and leading to projections that 2018 will be a record year for the company.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
October 30, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line Perform for Trucking Execs at Freightliner Dinner

Carrie Underwood at the Freighliner dinner Country superstar Carrie Underwood performs at the Freightliner customer appreciation dinner at Austin City Limits. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — Country music superstars Carrie Underwood and Florida Georgia Line performed back-to-back sets at the legendary music venue Austin City Limits to cap off the 2018 Freightliner Trucks customer appreciation dinner.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 30, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

I.D. Systems Introduces New Cargo-Tracking Product Line

I.D. Systems The I.D. Systems booth at MCE. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — I.D. Systems has introduced a new line of trailer-tracking and cargo-monitoring products designed to give fleets more insights about their shipments and also demonstrated a voice-activated reporting interface to help them better utilize that data.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 29, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety

Mack's Anthem Gets Improved Fuel-Efficiency Package

Anthem Truck Russoli speaks at the event. (Dan Ronan/Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — Mack’s Anthem truck with the HE plus package will have as much as a 9.5% improvement in fuel efficiency because of its new aerodynamic package, Mack Trucks Inc. said.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Mack Trucks, SAS Announce Enhanced GuardDog Connect Analytics to Cut Repair Times

Mack Mack Director of Product Strategy Roy Horton speaks at a press conference. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — Mack Trucks announced a deal with analytics company SAS that will help the truck manufacturer more effectively analyze data being collected by its GuardDog Connect telematics system.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 29, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

EPA Honors 21 ATA Members With SmartWay Excellence Awards

AUSTIN, Texas — Twenty-one American Trucking Associations members received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Excellence Award.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment

Peterbilt Announces Updates to Paccar Engines

Peterbilt exhibit at MCE Joe Howard/Transport Topics

AUSTIN, Texas — Peterbilt Motors Co. announced from the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition here that it will offer two new ratings on the MX-13 engine for the 2019 model year: a 455-horsepower “multitorque” version with variable torque ratings of 1,650 and 1,850 pound-feet, and a 405-horsepower version with 1,650 pound-feet of torque.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
October 29, 2018

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