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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. 

Government, Business, Equipment

Senate Panel Probes Carmakers’ Ties to Forced Labor in China

The Senate Finance Committee is launching an investigation into whether major automakers such as Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co. and Tesla Inc. are using parts made with forced labor from the Xinjiang region of China.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
December 22, 2022

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Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Hong Kong Airport’s Robobus Offers Glimpse of Driverless Future

Hong Kong International Airport says it’s ready to use driverless buses, confident it can shuttle passengers around the aerodrome starting next year after extensive trials years in the making.

Danny Lee | Bloomberg News
December 22, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

EPA to Tighten Nitrogen Oxide Limits for New Heavy Trucks

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Dec. 20 announced more stringent clear-air standards for heavy trucks that the agency said are 80% stronger than current limits.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 20, 2022
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Ports on Both Coasts See Drop-Off in Volume in November

Port container volumes on the West Coast and East Coast declined in November, although shippers were focused on different factors.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
December 20, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Magna to Buy Veoneer Driver-Assistance Unit for $1.5 Billion

Magna International Inc. has agreed to buy a driver-assistance unit from SSW Partners for about $1.5 billion following a drawn-out battle to control previous parent Veoneer Inc.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
December 20, 2022
Business, Equipment

Great Dane Announces Top Executive Succession

Longtime Great Dane CEO Bill Crown announced he will step down effective Jan. 1. Dean Engelage, Great Dane’s president, will succeed Crown. 

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 19, 2022
Business, Equipment

Ashley Leiva, Mother and Combat Veteran, Wins Award for New Truck Drivers

WASHINGTON — A young mother from Texas who is a 15-year combat veteran won the keys to a T680 Next Generation Kenworth truck Dec. 16 after capturing the 2022 Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence Award at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 19, 2022
Business, Equipment, Safety

Yokohama Recalls Limited Run of Two Sizes of Commercial Tires

Yokohama Tire Corp. announced a voluntary recall of two commercial tires.

December 19, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment

Homebuilder Sentiment Extends Record Decline to 12 Months

U.S. homebuilder sentiment fell every month in 2022, sinking in December to a level not seen in more than a decade outside of the pandemic amid elevated mortgage rates and high construction costs.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
December 19, 2022
Business, Equipment

Rush Enterprises CEO Cites Technician Retention as Key Challenge

SAN ANTONIO — Rush Enterprises Inc. CEO W.M. “Rusty” Rush called retention the biggest obstacle that the trucking technician sector faces.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 16, 2022