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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

Traton Q4 Profit Receives Boost From Higher Prices

Profits at Traton Group rose in the fourth quarter of 2023 on the back of an improved truck market globally and higher prices, the owner of U.S. Class 8 brand International said.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
March 6, 2024

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Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

GM Collaborates to Produce Medium-Duty Hydrogen FCEV Trucks

General Motors' hydrogen fuel cell business is working on a $65 million pilot program for hydrogen-based work site products centered around medium-duty, fuel-cell powered trucks.

Kalea Hall | The Detroit News
March 6, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment

Aperia Unveils New Tire Management and Self-Inflator System

NEW ORLEANS — Aperia Technologies introduced a new connected tire monitoring and self-inflation system that can be deployed on both medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, as well as trailers.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 5, 2024
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Hexagon Agility Plans January Expansion to Meet X15N Demand

NEW ORLEANS — Hexagon Agility plans to expand its manufacturing capacity next year to meet expected demand for Cummins’ upcoming X15N natural gas fueled engine, an executive said March 4.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
March 5, 2024
Business, Equipment

Update: First Yellow Trucks and Trailers Up for Auction

J.D. Power's Chris Visser says auction prices have been stable after a busier-than-usual January.

March 5, 2024
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Trucking Leaders, FMCSA Promote Safety Investments

NEW ORLEANS — ATA highlighted fleets’ increasing investments in safety programs while industry regulators outlined a plan to continue promoting adoption of driver-assist technologies.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
March 5, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Cummins Details Revamped X15 Engine Lineup

Cummins Inc. executives recently detailed the plans for the company’s updated X15 engine platform, including how the so-called HELM fuel-agnostic architecture got its name.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
March 5, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMC-Fullbay Report: Repair Shop Sales, Labor Rates Rise

NEW ORLEANS — Heavy-duty repair shops continued to grow their sales last year as labor rates climbed, according to a report from TMC and Fullbay, a provider of repair shop management software.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
March 5, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment

Grote, Stoneridge Showcase Smart Trailer Tech

NEW ORLEANS — Component and technology supplier Grote Industries showcased its connected trailer system with an added rearview camera at TMC 2024.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 5, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment

Mitchell 1 Bundles Diagnostics Data With Nexiq Software

NEW ORLEANS — Maintenance shop technology provider Mitchell 1 has partnered with Nexiq Technologies to offer a one-stop diagnostic information resource for the truck service industry.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 4, 2024