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.
Drivewyze and Bestpass Inc. have joined forces so fleets can better leverage their toll management and weigh station bypass services, the companies announced Jan. 4.
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The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $273.9 million to 12 projects that are designed to improve safety and freight movement on rural roadways in several states.December 29, 2022
Educational grants for careers as truck drivers and diesel mechanics are among $54 million in awards by the Texas Workforce Commission to schools to buy equipment and expand job options for students.December 29, 2022
A 72-page “Pocket Guide to Transportation 2023” from the federal government is available online and in print with key statistical data and highlights of major national transportation data trends.December 28, 2022
The spending budget for the federal government’s fiscal 2023 includes an increase in funding for the Department of Transportation that is higher than the level requested by the White House.December 28, 2022
Toyota Motor Corp. said its global output hit a record for November, thanks in part to solid consumer demand, though it warned of an uncertain outlook due to a persistent shortage of semiconductors and spikes in COVID cases in China.
A host of shipping insurers altered their policies for 2023 to exclude claims linked to Russia’s war in Ukraine, a further sign of the industry’s growing concerns about losses stemming from the conflict.
Volvo Trucks North America announced it expanded its network of certified electric vehicle dealers into Ohio. Young Trucks, a fourth-generation, family-owned dealership, recently completed the required training and certification program.December 28, 2022
Los Angeles World Airports announced the arrival of its first heavy-duty battery-electric vehicle, marking a significant step in the airport’s transition to a fully electric fleet.December 28, 2022
Aurora Innovation Inc. has released Aurora Driver Beta 5.0, the latest version of its integrated hardware and autonomy system, to its autonomous trucking fleet in Texas.December 28, 2022