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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

Accuride’s Loss Declines; Sales Rise

Component maker Accuride Corp.’s first-quarter loss narrowed as sales rose, the company said.

April 25, 2012

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Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder’s First-Quarter Income Rises

Ryder System on Tuesday said its first-quarter profit rose from a year ago on higher freight volumes, stronger used vehicle sales and improved rental and leasing revenue.

April 24, 2012
Business, Equipment

Delphi’s First-Quarter Earnings Rise

Vehicle components maker Delphi Automotive PLC said Tuesday its first-quarter profit jumped 18% on higher sales.

April 24, 2012
Business, Safety, Technology, Government, Equipment

Roadrunner Purchases Flatbed Carrier

Roadrunner Transportation Systems said it has purchased D&E Transport, an asset-light flatbed carrier, for $11.2 million.

April 20, 2012
Business, Logistics, Equipment

Great Dane Opens Factory, Begins Work on Design Lab

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Great Dane Trailers unveiled two major expansion projects for its operations in the Savannah area last week, officially opening the doors on its ninth manufacturing plant and breaking ground for an engineering and testing facility.

April 9, 2012
Business, Logistics, Equipment

New Trailer Orders Decline 4%, but Makers Remain Confident

Customers ordered a net total of 21,800 new commercial trailers in February, a 4% drop from last February, ACT Research Co. reported, but manufacturers were confident it was just a temporary lull.

April 9, 2012
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Repair Kits for Brake Valves Being Delivered, Bendix Says

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Permanent repair kits for defective ATR-6 traction-relay brake valves are moving to truck makers, executives of Bendix Commercial Vehicle System said.

March 26, 2012
Business, Equipment

Philadelphia Manufacturing Index Rises to 11-Month High

Manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia region expanded in March at the fastest pace in 11 months, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday.

March 15, 2012
Special Coverage, Business, Equipment

Cummins, Eaton Unveil Heavy-Duty Powertrain

Engine maker Cummins Inc. and component manufacturer Eaton Corp. unveiled a new powertrain package for the North American heavy-duty truck market that they said will boost fuel economy by 3% to 6%.

March 14, 2012
Business, Equipment

Trucking Fleets Shift Tire-Buying Strategies Over Storage, Theft Concerns and Tight Supply

Because storage limitations, concerns about theft and supply problems have altered the way trucking companies purchase tires, carriers, manufacturers and experts said the tool of choice for economically managing this valuable commodity is a contract that allows fleets to get what they need when they need it — at a preset price.

March 5, 2012