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German Truck Maker MAN AG Reports Higher 4Q Profit

European truck maker MAN AG’s fourth-quarter profit rose 22% on higher demand for commercial vehicles in eastern Europe, where economies grew twice as fast as in the company’s domestic market in Germany, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
February 6, 2007
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

Diesel Engine Update: Some Carriers Are Warming to ’07 Models

While other carriers were debating whether to buy even one Class 8 truck with a 2007 EPA-certified engine, Mike Hasinec at Penske Truck Leasing Co. was knee-deep in testing 2007 engine performance.

Susan Hodges | Special to Transport Topics
February 5, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Oshkosh’s Fiscal First-Quarter Earnings Slip; Sales Rise

Specialty truck maker Oshkosh Truck Corp.’s fiscal first-quarter profit fell to $41.2 million or 55 cents a share, from $53.1 million or 72 cents a year earlier, the company said Friday.

Transport Topics
February 2, 2007
Business, Government, Logistics, Autonomous

Canadian For-Hire Companies’ Revenue Rose in 2Q ’06

There were an estimated 3,336 for-hire trucking companies based in Canada with annual revenues of $1 million or more in the second quarter of 2006, almost unchanged from the same quarter in 2005, Statistics Canada said Thursday.

Transport Topics
February 1, 2007
Business, Fuel, Equipment, Government, Autonomous

Truck Suppliers See Obstacles in Push for ‘World’ Vehicle

LAS VEGAS — Leading heavy-duty truck components manufacturers said technology exists today to build a safer, environmentally friendly and low-cost heavy-duty “world truck,” but major obstacles are consumer acceptance and the lack of a single global standard for emissions and safety technology.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Scania’s Fourth-Quarter Income Rises as MAN Drops Hostile Bid

Swedish truck maker Scania AB posted a fifth straight gain in quarterly income and German rival MAN AG dropped a hostile takeover bid in favor of friendly negotiations, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
February 1, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Japan’s Hino Motors’ Fiscal Third-Quarter Profit Falls 45%

Hino Motors Ltd., Japan’s largest maker of heavy-duty trucks, saw its fiscal third-quarter profit drop 45% as the company spent more to develop new models and expand production, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
January 31, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Shippers Back Increasing Weight Limit for Trucks

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. WASHINGTON — Shippers would like to see a switch to larger trucks, and U.S. safety inspectors monitoring size-and-weight rules could have more technology at their disposal in the coming years, according to a Transportation Research Board panel discussion here.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
January 31, 2007
Business, Government, Fuel, Autonomous

Crude Oil Price Posts Biggest Gain Since September 2005

Crude oil futures posted their biggest one-day gain Tuesday since September 2005, rising on forecasts of continuing cold weather and expectations of a stronger U.S. economy, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
January 30, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Paccar Reports Higher Income, Revenue for 4Q, 2006

Heavy-duty truck maker Paccar said Tuesday its fourth-quarter profit rose 22% to $380.5 million or $1.52 a share, from $312.9 million or $1.22 a year earlier.

Transport Topics
January 30, 2007

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