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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

Rush Unveils Online Shopping Tool for Parts

Rush Enterprises Chairman Rusty Rush Rush Enterprises Chairman Rusty Rush discusses RushCare Parts Connect at the company's exhibit booth. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA— Rush Enterprises unveiled RushCare Parts Connect, an online system for ordering parts, at American Trucking Associations’ 2019 Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting March 18.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 18, 2019
Business, Equipment

HDNABI North America Brake Industry Opens US Plant

ATLANTA — Privately held HDNABI North America Brake Industry announced it would begin manufacturing air disc brakes and axles for the North American heavy-duty vehicle market from a plant in Norcross, Ga.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 18, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Aftermarket Industry Representatives Ask for Equal Access to Repair Data

Right to Repair Register (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Equal access to vehicle repair data can help level the playing field with original equipment manufacturers, according to aftermarket industry representatives.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMC Council Asks for Input on Mirrorless Systems for Trucks

Mirrorless Trucks Fox (Joe Terry/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — The Technology & Maintenance Council’s Cab & Control Study Group is asking for input as the trucking industry begins exploring use of sensors, cameras and video monitors in lieu of mirrors on trucks.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Omnitracs Executive Urges Carriers to Migrate to ELDs From Older E-Logs

Omnitracs Cuthbertson (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Tom Cuthbertson, vice president of regulatory affairs at Omnitracs, encouraged fleets to complete their transition from older systems to electronic logging devices.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Component Supplier Hadley Introduces Lightweight Barrier Parts

Jim Green of Hadley Hadley President Jim Green discusses his company's new line of lightweight thermoform barrier products. (John Sommmers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Vehicle component supplier Hadley on March 17 introduced a new line of lightweight, lower-cost thermoform barrier products, made of high density polyethylene.

March 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Michelin Introduces Agilis CrossClimate Tire for Light Trucks, Commercial Delivery Vans

CrossClimate Murphy (Joe Terry/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Michelin North America Inc. introduced an all-season, heavy-duty tire for light trucks and delivery vans geared to small business owners and commercial fleets.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
March 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Trimble, Decisiv Partner to Connect Fleets With Repair Data From Service Providers

Trimble Adler (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Trimble Transportation has partnered with Decisiv to streamline communications and data sharing between fleet maintenance shops and their third-party service providers.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Phillips to Launch Telematics Systems for Trailers, Chassis, Containers

Telematics Systems Rob Phillips (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Phillips Connect Technologies is rolling out an expanded line of telematics systems designed to track the status and condition of trailers and intermodal chassis and containers.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 17, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit to Be Offered on International Trucks

AeroKit Virginski (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — FlowBelow Aero announced that its Tractor AeroKit system will be offered as a factory-installed option on a fuel-efficiency package on International LT Series trucks starting this spring and also that it is looking to expand its presence in the trailer market.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
March 17, 2019

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