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Intermodal Freight Industry Ponders Investment in Resilience

Intermodal panel From left: Bailey, Strongosky, Acors and Burton discuss intermodal's COVID challenges. (Jerry Hirsch for Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The intermodal freight industry is debating how much it should invest in infrastructure and other expenditures to build resiliency in the face of disruptive shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
September 14, 2021
Business, Equipment

August Net Trailer Orders Clear 12,000

Welder at a Wabash Trailers manufacturing plant A welder works on the line at Wabash manufacturing facility. (Wabash Trailers)

U.S. trailer net orders in August reached 12,366, ACT Research reported as the persistent story of pent-up customer demand, various supply chains faltering and order boards opening partially, if at all, continued.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Drov, Stoughton Partner on Smart Trailer Applications

Drov Drov CEO Lisa Mullen speaks at the event. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Drov Technologies announced its AirBox One smart trailer platform of sensors and data collection features is now an option at Stoughton Trailers.

September 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Goodyear Boosts Automated Tire Inspection Tech With New Leasing Options

Goodyear Check Point Goodyear CheckPoint display at TMC 2021. (Goodyear)

CLEVELAND — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is adding customized leasing options for its automated tire inspection device, the company announced Sept. 14.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Hyundai Translead Launches HT LinkSense

Hyundai Hyundai Translead Chief Sales Officer Sean Kenney speaks at the press event. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Trailer maker Hyundai Translead unveiled a smart trailer system called HT LinkSense, which is intended to provide connectivity for all sensor and telematics providers.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Thinking About Shifting to Electric Trucks? Start Planning, Panelists Say

Mike Roeth of NACFE Mike Roeth of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency addresses attendees during a session on electrification. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Fleets looking to incorporate electric trucks into their fleets should plan thoroughly and well in advance, according to experts assembled at the American Trucking Associations’ 2021 Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Traxen Calls iQ-Cruise ‘Bridge to Autonomy’

Mike Hauer Traxen's Mike Hauer says that with full-resolution maps of the U.S. and iQ-Cruise's sensor technology, the driver sets the path and destination and the system takes control. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — For trucking technology company Traxen Inc., the combination of artificial intelligence and adaptive cruise control is “the bridge to autonomy.”

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
September 14, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

IANA 2021: Massive Imbalances Plague Intermodal Industry

Intermodal panel at 2021 IANA Expo Intermodal panelists at IANA Expo were (from left) John Larkin, Clarendon Capital (moderator); Evan Armstrong, Armstrong & Associates; Tim Denoyer, ACT Research; and Larry Gross, Gross Transportation Consulting. (Jerry Hirsch for Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Global trade patterns distorted by the COVID-19 pandemic have thrown the intermodal shipping industry out of whack, creating massive imbalances in shipping containers, intermodal chassis and drayage drivers.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
September 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Orange EV to Launch Electric Yard Truck for Ports

Wayne Mathisen “It’ll pull more weight and accelerate faster and get to a higher top speed,” Orange EV CEO Wayne Mathisen says of the larger, more durable electric yard truck model set to debut in 2022. (Jerry Hirsch for Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — After targeting warehouses and distribution centers with its electric yard truck, Orange EV has its eyes on the nation’s ports.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
September 14, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Sensata Stresses Radar, Telematics After Acquisitions

Mike Lavery and David Hofacker Lavery (left) and Hofacker by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

CLEVELAND — Sensata Technologies discussed its business outlook and progress in the wake of its acquisitions of Xirgo Technologies and PRECO Electronics during a Sept. 12 press event.

Michael Freeze | Features Editor
September 13, 2021

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