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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

Ford’s Commercial Business Is Defying the EV Slump

Demand from fleet-based vehicle operators is a lone bright spot for the EV industry as global sales sputter.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
April 18, 2024
Business, Equipment

Volvo Group Price Increases Aid Q1 Profits

Profits at truck maker Volvo Group in the first quarter of 2024 received a boost from price increases, even as orders and deliveries declined as expected.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2024
Government, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Kentucky Lawmakers Override Veto, OK Fully Autonomous Vehicles

Kentucky has legally paved the way for autonomous vehicles on its roadways with the legislators gathering enough support April 12 to override Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2024
Business, Equipment

March Medium-Duty Sales Hit Five Months of Gains

U.S. retail sales for medium-duty trucks hit their fifth consecutive month of year-over-year gains in March but at a lower rate of 0.7%, according to data from Wards Intelligence.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo CTO: Society to Help Decide Zero-Emission Vehicle Mix

GOTHENBURG, Sweden — The dominant choices for zero-emission commercial vehicles will ultimately be decided by truck buyers, executives from Volvo Group said.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
April 16, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Motive Announces Array of AI Products, Services

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Motive has announced an array of AI products and services designed for driver safety and greater visibility and control over motor carrier and other related operations.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 16, 2024
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Crews Race to Remove Chunks of Fallen Baltimore Bridge

SPARROWS POINT, Md. — Crews are using the largest crane on the Eastern Seaboard to haul the wreckage from Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse to a nearby salvage yard.

Lea Skene | Associated Press
April 16, 2024
Business, Equipment

VTNA Opens Order Book for Redesigned VNL Class 8 Flagship

Volvo Trucks North America opened the order book April 15 for its new Class 8 VNL tractor, it said.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
April 15, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment

Tech Vendors Introduce Latest Offerings for 3PLs at TIA

PHOENIX — From business process automation to fraud prevention, industry tech developers rolled out new software features and service offerings for 3PL providers at TIA's conference.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features and Multimedia
April 15, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

New Intangles Service Helps Truckers Find Mechanic Shops

Intangles launched a new product designed to help truck drivers find a mechanic while on the road before vehicle issues occur, the predictive maintenance company announced April 11.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 15, 2024