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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

Ford Pulls Profit Forecast on Strike Impact

Ford Motor Co. said it fell short of third-quarter earnings expectations, citing higher costs and lower quality, a day after it won labor peace through a tentative contract with the UAW.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
October 27, 2023

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Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Congestion Cost Trucking a Record $94.6 Billion in 2021

Snarled traffic added $94.6 billion in costs to the trucking industry in 2021, up from $74.5 billion in 2016, according to a study by the American Transportation Research Institute.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 25, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

FBI Analyst Stresses Trucking Cybersecurity Importance

HOUSTON — An FBI cyberintelligence specialist stressed the importance of trucking cybersecurity to the health of the economy during an Oct. 23 presentation. 

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 25, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Honda Halts Plans With GM to Develop Smaller EVs

Honda Motor Co. is shelving plans to jointly develop affordable electric vehicles with General Motors Co. due to a changing business environment, CEO Toshihiro Mibe said.

Supriya Singh | Bloomberg News
October 25, 2023
Business, Equipment

Paccar Records 60% Rise in Q3 Net Income

Paccar Inc. posted a 60% jump in third-quarter earnings as parts margins rose and truck sales increased, easily surpassing analyst expectations.

Keiron Greenhalgh | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment

US House Panel Evaluates New Truck Excise Tax Repeal

A leading proponent of repealing a tax on the purchase of new trucks called on colleagues to endorse his effort.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 24, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

About 12.6% of Vehicles Inspected Placed Out of Service

Roughly one of every eight trucks inspected for brake-related violations was placed out of service by commercial vehicle inspectors during Brake Safety Week in August.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 24, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Proper Tire Inflation Saves on Fuel, Equipment Costs

AUSTIN, Texas — A panel of trucking maintenance executives said at an MCE 2023 session that properly inflated tires save on fuel and wear, and contribute to environmental sustainability.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 24, 2023
Business, Equipment

Strikes Trim GM Profit in an Otherwise Strong Quarter

DETROIT — A strike by auto workers against General Motors is expected to cut pretax earnings by $800 million this year, and another $200 million per week after that.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
October 24, 2023
Business, Equipment

September Trailer Orders Spike With Order Book Openings

U.S. trailer orders in September notched their first year-over-year increase for 2023 as order books for next year began to open, according to ACT Research.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2023