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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

Air Pressure Can Impact Drivers, Equipment, Australian Company Finds

Air Pressure Cline (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Adjustable air pressure mechanisms can save drivers time and prolong the useful lives of tires, according to AIR CTI founder Chet Cline.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 17, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Dana Announces Products Designed to Manage Change

Dana Slesinski (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Dana Inc. unveiled a range of products intended to manage changes in commercial vehicles as trucks tackle emissions reductions.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 17, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Donaldson Debuts Wireless Filter Monitoring System

Filter Monitoring System Zambon (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA –Filter manufacturer Donaldson Co. has introduced a wireless monitoring system that tracks and reports on the condition of trucks’ air filters, and which eventually could be expanded to track other systems, the company said.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 17, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMC, FleetNet America Unveil Findings From Benchmarking Program

Benchmarking Program Buell (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — One truckload fleet averaged more than 75,000 miles between roadside breakdowns in the fourth quarter last year, about seven times the vertical average of other carriers participating in a benchmarking program being run by American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council and FleetNet America.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 17, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Eaton Prepares for New Emissions Regulations

New Emissions Regulations Mihai Dorobantu (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Upcoming regulations are expected to call for reducing simultaneously carbon dioxide and nitrogen-oxide emissions — prompting new engine components and processes, including hybrid-electric powertrains, an executive with Eaton Vehicle Group said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 17, 2019
Business, Equipment

P.S.I. Announces Latest Tire Management Product TireView

TireView Sharkey (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Pressure Systems International announced a new tire pressure monitoring system for trucks, tractors and trailers at American Trucking Associations’ 2019 Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting March 17.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
March 17, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMC, PIT Group to Explore Electromagnetic Braking

Jack Legler of TMC (left), Dwayne Haug of PIT Group TMCl Technical Director Jack Legler (left) and Dwayne Haug, business consultant for PIT Group, discuss electromagnetic braking system research March 17. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics).

ATLANTA — American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council and PIT Group will expand their research partner to study electromagnetic braking systems.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 17, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Tesla Unveils Model Y Crossover, but Delivery Time Reignites Cash Concerns

Tesla Model Y unveiling took place March 14. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

The Model Y crossover that Elon Musk debuted late March 14 in Hawthorne, Calif., will start being delivered to customers in the fall of next year, later than some analysts anticipated. The company immediately began taking $2,500 pre-orders, a bigger ask than the $1,000 it has charged to reserve a Model 3 sedan.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
March 15, 2019
Business, Equipment

Hino Expands Certified Dealer Network

Hino truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Hino Trucks announced the expansion of its Certified Ultimate dealer network with the addition of eight dealers, giving it 25 such dealerships operating nationwide.

March 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

TMC Annual Meeting Goes ‘Beyond the Frontier of Maintenance’

ATA Share the Road truck at TMC 2018 The ATA Share The Road Truck at TMC 2018. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The evolution of trucks and truck maintenance is apparent in key highlights on the agenda for the upcoming annual meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Equipment Editor
March 14, 2019

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