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Dongfeng’s 1Q Profit Jumps 24%

Dongfeng Automobile Co. said its profit increased for a third straight quarter, rising 24% as China's surging economy boosted demand for trucks and other commercial vehicles, Bloomberg reported.

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April 30, 2007
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

CVG’s First-Quarter Income Falls

Auto and truck parts supplier Commercial Vehicle Group said its first-quarter profit fell by 78% to $3 million or 14 cents a share, from $13.4 million or 62 cents last year.

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April 30, 2007
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

EPA Stance on SCR Earns Praise

Truck and engine makers said they were pleased with new guidelines on selective catalytic reduction technology issued by the U.S. EPA, despite some concerns.

April 30, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

March Trucking Index Gains

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

American Trucking Associations’ truck tonnage index rose 1.6% in March from a year ago, marking the first year-over-year increase since June, ATA said Thursday.

Transport Topics
April 27, 2007
Business, Government, Equipment, Autonomous

Michelin’s 1Q Sales Gain

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Tire maker Michelin & Cie. said its first-quarter sales rose 5.5% on higher prices and demand from truck makers, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
April 24, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Truckers Concerned on New Engines’ Mileage, Journal Reports

Trucking companies are concerned that new emissions rules in effect this year are hurting mileage and their bottom lines, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

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April 24, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Paccar’s Profit Is 1Q Record

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Heavy-duty truck maker Paccar said Tuesday its net income rose to a first-quarter record $365.5 million or $1.46 a share, from $342 million or $1.35 a year ago.

Transport Topics
April 24, 2007
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

Class 8 Truck Sales Plunge in March

The collapse in heavy-duty U.S. truck sales accelerated in March, dropping nearly 38% from the same month in 2006.

April 23, 2007
Business, Autonomous

USA Truck Reports Lower Earnings

Truckload carrier USA Truck said Thursday its first-quarter profit plunged to $800,000 or 1 cent per share, from $3.4 million or 30 cents a year earlier, on softer freight demand.

Transport Topics
April 19, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Rush’s 1Q Earnings Improve

Bob Schatz

Truck dealer Rush Enterprises said its first-quarter earnings improved to $13 million or 51 cents a share, up from $11.6 million or 46 cents a year earlier.

Transport Topics
April 18, 2007

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