Equipment
Business, Equipment

Low Rolling Resistance Tires Gain Traction With Carriers Seeking to Save Fuel, Money

The recent rise in diesel prices has given trucking companies a greater incentive to search for ways to cut fuel costs, according to carrier and tire manufacturer executives.

June 20, 2011
Business, Equipment

Philadelphia Manufacturing Index Falls Sharply

Manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia region slowed dramatically in June, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday.

Transport Topics
June 16, 2011
Business, Equipment

Yokohoma Tire Hikes Prices

Yokohama Tire announced it will implement a price increase of an average of 8% on all of its light and medium commercial truck tires sold in the United States on July 1.

Transport Topics
June 13, 2011
Business, Equipment

Goodyear ‘Deep-Tread’ Tire to Reduce Rolling Resistance

Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems introduced a new drive tire that it said reduces rolling resistance by nearly 10% compared with its predecessor, leading to better fuel mileage.

Transport Topics
June 13, 2011
Business, Equipment

Cummins to Add 600 White-Collar Workers at Indiana Headquarters

Truck engine maker Cummins said Friday it plans to add 600 white-collar workers in a new office building at its headquarters city of Columbus, Ind.

Transport Topics
June 10, 2011
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Insurers Applaud EOBRs, Demur on Premium Cuts

Insurance executives said they strongly support electronic logging but that use of the devices by truckers will not automatically lower fleets’ coverage expenses because carriers’ overall safety records dictate rates.

June 6, 2011
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Fleets’ EOBR Use Spurs Poaching by Competitors, Executives Say

BALTIMORE — Fleets that adopt electronic logging devices are encountering challenges from competitors who don’t use them and who poach their drivers and customers, three carrier officials said last week.

May 30, 2011
Business, Equipment

Yokohama Tire Names New President

Yokohama Tire Corp. named Yasushi Tanaka the company’s new president and CEO, effective June 29.

Transport Topics
May 25, 2011
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

ATA Cites Qualified Support of EOBR Rule

American Trucking Associations told the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that while it supports the agency’s proposal to require electronic devices to record drivers’ hours of service, it also is urging FMCSA to address important device design and performance requirements.

Transport Topics
May 24, 2011
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment, Autonomous

Truck Tolls Will Increase to $4 Per Axle on Bridges Between Pennsylvania and N.J.

Truckers crossing the northern Delaware River between New Jersey and Pennsylvania on any of seven tolled bridges could pay as much as 75 cents more per axle as of July 1.

May 23, 2011

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