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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, Safety

Drivewyze Partners With Bestpass to Better Align Tolling, Bypass Services

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.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 4, 2023

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Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Rural Freight Corridors Among $273.9 Million in Grant Funding

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.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 29, 2022
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Texas Schools Awarded Grants for Trucking Vocations

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.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 29, 2022
Government, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

New Pocket Guide Includes Key Transportation Metrics

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.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 28, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

DOT Gets Funding Increase in $1.7 Trillion Federal Budget

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.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 28, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Toyota Hits Record November Output, but Shortages Loom

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.

Masumi Suga | Bloomberg News
December 28, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics, Global Freight

Shipping Insurers Back Off of Russia-Ukraine Trade

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.

December 28, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

VTNA Adds Young Trucks to EV Dealer Network

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
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Tre BEV to Operate at LAX

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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Aurora Driver Beta 5.0 Released

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