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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, For-Hire

Forward Air Reports Revenue and Earnings Decline for Q1

Forward Air Corp. experienced a year-over-year decline in revenue and earnings during the first quarter of 2023, the company reported May 1.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 1, 2023

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Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, For-Hire, Global Freight

FedEx Freight Plans Closure of 29 Locations

FedEx Freight informed team members internally May 1 that it will be closing 29 freight locations and furloughing certain job classes.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 1, 2023
Business, Equipment, For-Hire, TCA

Penske to Acquire Michigan-Based Star Truck Rentals

Reading, Pa.-based Penske Truck Leasing plans to acquire Star Truck Rentals, a transportation services company that operates facilities in Indiana and Michigan.

Daniel Urie |
May 1, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment

Factory Activity Contracts for a Sixth Month in April

U.S. factory activity contracted for a sixth-straight month in April, the longest such stretch since 2009 and a sign of lingering malaise in manufacturing.

Augusta Saraiva | Bloomberg News
May 1, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

California OKs Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation

The California Air Resources Board approved its Advanced Clean Fleets regulation that will require some motor carriers to begin the transition to zero-emission trucks as soon as next year.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 28, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Toyota Class 8 Hydrogen Powertrain Approved in California

Toyota is to begin offering Class 8 commercial truck manufacturers and operators a hydrogen-fueled powertrain in California later this year.

April 28, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler Truck Launches Rizon Medium-Duty EV

Daimler Truck unveiled Rizon, its newly branded lineup of Class 4 and Class 5 medium-duty electric trucks, during a press conference April 27.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
April 28, 2023
Business, Equipment

Allison Transmission Posts Record Quarterly Sales

Class 8 truck sales in North America were the foundation on which record quarterly revenues at Allison Transmission were built in the first three months of 2023, the OEM said April 27.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
April 28, 2023
Business, Equipment, Private

Infrastructure Spending Expected to Benefit United Rentals

United Rentals executives foresee a rosy outlook for the business and sector as a result of increased infrastructure spending in the coming months and years after posting increased year-over-year profits in the first three months of 2023, they said April 27.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
April 28, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment

Chinese Truck Maker Eyes Mexico Facility, US Market

Chinese truck maker Beiqi Foton Motor Co. is planning a second plant in Mexico to manufacture electric vehicles with an eye on U.S. exports.

Andrea Navarro | Bloomberg News
April 28, 2023