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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, Safety

Pressure Systems International Announces Organizational Appointments

Pressure Systems International announced Dec. 13 it has appointed James Sharkey president, overseeing domestic and international operations.

December 16, 2022

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Business, Equipment

November Trailer Orders Climb to Year’s Second Best

November trailers orders in the U.S. spiked to the year’s second-best level, behind a strong October, ACT Research reported, citing trailer makers’ preliminary final data.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 16, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Recruitment Normalizes After Freight Surge Slows

Recruitment trends in trucking began returning to more normalized levels after a frenzied start to the year that was very much influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 16, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Regulatory Victories Mark 2022, but New Challenges Lie Ahead

As the nation began easing its way out of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022, activity on closely watched initiatives related to the trucking workforce heated up, while efforts to advance new laws for trucking fleets kept stakeholders engaged.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 16, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

NHTSA to Investigate GM’s Cruise Robotaxi for Braking Issues

U.S. safety regulators are investigating reports that autonomous robotaxis run by General Motors’ Cruise can stop too quickly or unexpectedly quit moving, potentially stranding passengers.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
December 16, 2022
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Ports Close Out Year of Change; Infrastructure on Tap in 2023

As 2022 comes to a close, a significant shift is taking place at America’s ports. Until late summer, Los Angeles’ was the busiest in the nation, but that honor now belongs to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
December 16, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Equipment Trends in 2022 Find Room for Surprises

For the first 10 months in 2022, the supply chain still posed difficulties for manufacturers of new trucks and trailers. 

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 16, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Ford, China’s CATL Mull Workaround for New US Battery Plant

Ford Motor Co. and China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. are considering building a battery manufacturing plant in Michigan in a complex arrangement designed to reap new tax benefits.

December 15, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

November Classes 4-7 Sales Dip 2.5%, Second-Least in 2022

November U.S. retail sales of Classes 4-7 trucks overall fell 2.5%. It was the second-smallest decline this year, which so far has posted only one positive month compared with a year earlier, Wards Intelligence reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 14, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

NACFE Study Shows Flat Fuel Economy for Class 8 Vehicles Surveyed

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency said fuel efficiency in Class 8 trucks participating in its annual fleet study from 2018 to 2020 remained flat at 7.24 mpg after seven previous years of 2% annual increases.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
December 14, 2022