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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

Editorial: Keeping Trucks on the Road Starts Here

This is a time for talking about truck maintenance, as the March 18 issue of Transport Topics coincides with and will be distributed at the 2019 annual meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations.

Transport Topics
March 14, 2019
Business, Equipment

North Florida Warehouse FTZ Debuts Heavy-Lift Service at Jacksonville TraPac Terminal

North Florida Warehouse FTZ has launched its heavy-lift service at the TraPac container terminal in Jacksonville, Fla.

March 14, 2019
Business, Equipment

February Class 8 Sales Jump as Demand Remains Strong

Freightliner Cascadia DTNA is seeing strong demand for the new Freightliner Cascadia that was launched at CES in January. (Daimler Trucks North America)

U.S. Class 8 retail sales for February rose 19% compared with a year ago to 19,858 vehicles, reported, underscoring that demand remains strong.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 14, 2019
Business, Equipment

Medium-Duty Sales Dip in 'Noisy' Market

Medium-Duty Sales Fuso eCanter (Daimler AG)

Sales of medium-duty vehicles in February dipped 3.6% from a year earlier amid a steeper decline in sales of the lightest trucks, reported.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

BNSF, Amtrak Detail PTC Progress at House Hearing

Rep. David Price (D-N.C.), chairman of the transportation funding subpanel. Rep. David Price (D-N.C.), chairman of the transportation funding subpanel. (House Appropriations Subcommittee/YouTube)

Executives from BNSF Railway Co. and Amtrak assured federal lawmakers of their firms’ adherence to congressionally mandated requirements regarding automatic braking technology.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 12, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Proposed Legislation Seeks a Mandate for Heavy Trucks to Install Side Underguards — Again

Underride side guard AirFlow Deflector Inc.

Companion bipartisan bills have been reintroduced in the U.S. Senate and House that call for a new regulation that would require trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds to install side underride guards and ensure that rear guards meet an upgraded specified performance standard.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
March 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Pilot Flying J Announces Online Service Portal

Pilot Flying J Truck Care vehicle John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Pilot Flying J announced the launch of its new virtual maintenance system, Fleet Center.

March 11, 2019
Business, Equipment, Fuel

International Offers Powertrain Packages to Simply Spec’ing

Navistar closeup John Sommers II for Transport Topics

International Truck introduced Powertrain Packages to simplify the process of spec’ing a vehicle for optimal fuel efficiency. It is an addition to the International LT Series MPG Fuel Efficiency Packages.

March 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Preco Enhances PreView Side Defender System

Preco exhibit John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Preco Electronics announced its PreView Side Defender II now provides radar-based blind-spot detection in addition to lane-change detection for trucks.

March 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Bendix Wingman Fusion System Standard on International On-Highway Models

Bendix The Bendix booth at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced its Wingman Fusion enhanced collision mitigation technology now is standard on International Truck on-highway vehicles, including the LoneStar, LT Series and RH Series.

March 11, 2019