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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

Motorcar Parts of America Acquires Dixie Electric

Motorcar Parts of America Inc., a remanufacturer, manufacturer and distributor of automotive aftermarket parts, has acquired heavy-duty rotating electrical products company Dixie Electric, according to a Jan. 10 press release.

January 14, 2019
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Sen. Roger Wicker to Lead Commerce Committee in 116th Congress

Roger Wicker Wicker (Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News)

The Senate Republican caucus chose Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker to lead the Commerce Committee in the 116th Congress. Wicker succeeds Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), who was promoted to the role of assistant Republican leader.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Electric, Automated Trucks Offer Glimpse of Industry’s Future at CES

Automated Trucks Event organizers say more than 182,000 technology professionals convened in Las Vegas for CES 2019. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Amid a sea of gadgets, drones, robots and virtual reality demos, commercial trucking carved out a significant niche for itself here at the Consumer Electronics Show, the world’s largest technology event.

Seth Clevenger and Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporters
January 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Editorial: Trucks and Tech at CES

If anyone needed more proof that trucking is a tech-savvy industry, look no further than the bright lights of Las Vegas, where the annual CES technology show featured a string of announcements from major industry players.

Transport Topics
January 10, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Kenworth, Toyota Partner to Develop 10 Hydrogen-Electric Trucks

Kenworth and Toyota showcased a hydrogen-electric tractor Kenworth and Toyota showcased a hydrogen-electric tractor based on Kenworth's T680 model and branded with both companies’ names at CES. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Kenworth Truck Co. and Toyota are collaborating to develop 10 hydrogen-electric tractors for drayage operations in the Los Angeles basin, the companies announced.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 10, 2019
Business, Equipment

CIT Northbridge Arranges $53.8 Million in Credit for Circle 8 Crane Services

Several Circle 8 cranes Circle 8 Crane Services

CIT Group Inc., the financial holding company of CIT Bank, has announced that its financing unit served as the sole lead arranger on a $53.8 million senior secured credit facility for Circle 8 Crane Services, a full-service crane rental company serving the Southwest.

January 9, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Fleets Reap Riches by Expanding Into Last-Mile Service

Delivery Justin Osborne, driver for J.B. Hunt delivers kitchen appliance. (Sergio Flores/Bloomberg News)

Truck driver Justin Osborne pulled up to a house in the Dallas suburbs last month and started unloading an oven, a dishwasher and a microwave. His mission: Help J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. win the battle for new delivery riches spurred by e-commerce.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 9, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Peterbilt Unveils Electric Medium-Duty Truck at CES

Electric Medium-Duty Truck Model 220EV (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Peterbilt Motors Co. has unveiled an all-electric medium-duty truck, adding a third model to its emerging electric-vehicle lineup.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 8, 2019
Business, Equipment

Savage Inland Marine Acquires Assets of Progressive Barge Line

Savage Inland Marine Activity at the Port of New Orleans. (Ben Depp/Bloomberg News)

Savage Inland Marine has acquired the assets of Progressive Barge Line, according to a Dec. 28 press release.

January 7, 2019
Business, Equipment

OnDeck to Offer Equipment Finance Loans

OnDeck, an online lender for small businesses, has announced that it will begin offering equipment finance loans in 2019.

January 7, 2019