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.
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.
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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.
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
“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
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.
Freightliner Trucks will begin offering Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems’ Haulmaax EX rear rubber suspension system.April 14, 2023
Production at U.S. factories fell in March for the first time this year as companies show signs of ratcheting back investment plans.
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.
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