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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. 

Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Norfolk Southern Near Ready to Reopen Some Tracks in Ohio

Norfolk Southern says it has completed excavation of the impacted soil underneath the south track at the site of the East Palestine train derailment and will finish restoration of the track in the coming days.

Kaylee Remington |
April 17, 2023

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Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Only 10 EVs Qualify for Full $7,500 US Tax Credit

Only 10 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will qualify for $7,500 federal tax credits after stricter battery-sourcing rules take effect and render most plug-in models ineligible.

April 17, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment

ZF’s CeTrax Lite Begins Series Production

The CeTrax lite electric central drive adapts what the company learned from developing passenger car drives for use in light commercial vehicles.

April 17, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Drop in Diesel Demand Heightens Recession Concerns

“Diesel demand can act as a leading indicator for broader growth as an early sign that spending by households is waning,” said one expert.

April 17, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Inward-Facing Cameras Rate Low With Drivers

With an approval rating of 2.2 on a 10-point scale in an American Transportation Research Institute study, it’s clear that truck drivers do not hold driver-facing cameras in high regard.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 17, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Freightliner to Offer Upgraded Hendrickson Rear Suspension

Freightliner Trucks will begin offering Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems’ Haulmaax EX rear rubber suspension system.

April 14, 2023
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Boeing’s Parts Issue Stifles 737 Max Deliveries

Boeing Co. is pausing deliveries of some 737 Max jets to address a production issue on the rear end of some aircraft.  

Julie Johnson | Bloomberg News
April 14, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment

Factory Production Declines on Weaker Equipment Demand

Production at U.S. factories fell in March for the first time this year as companies show signs of ratcheting back investment plans.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
April 14, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Maryland Passes Clean Trucks Act With Key Caveats

Rather than rubber-stamping California’s truck emission standards, Maryland passed the Clean Trucks Act of 2023 — viewed as a fair compromise reflecting trucking industry concerns.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
April 13, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Trucking’s Electric Vs. Hydrogen Battle Starts to Percolate

Purely battery-powered trucks have a head start on hydrogen fuel cells in the race to decarbonize trucks, but due to drawbacks for both technologies, the competition is far from settled.

April 13, 2023