Equipment
Fuel, Business, Safety, Equipment, Government

Ford, American Axle Plan Job Cuts

Ford Motor Co. plans to lay off up to 12% of its salaried employees by August as part of a restructuring in the face of slumping sales and high fuel prices, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

Transport Topics
May 28, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Williford to Lead Ryder’s Supply Chain Unit

Ryder System said Wednesday it appointed John Williford to serve in the newly created position of president of Ryder's global supply chain solutions unit.

Transport Topics
May 28, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government, Equipment

As Tire Retreading Market Grows, So Do Counterfeits, Look-Alikes

As fuel prices have skyrocketed, trucking companies have been forced to look closer at other parts of their businesses to trim costs.

May 26, 2008
Business, Safety, Equipment

UAW Approves American Axle Contract

Auto parts supplier American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings said Friday it expects production to resume next week after union workers overwhelmingly approved a new contract that contains steep pay cuts and other concessions, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
May 23, 2008
Business, Equipment

Bridgestone Buys Stake in Japanese Tire Maker

Tire maker Bridgestone Corp. will take an 8.7% in Japan’s Toyo Tire, which will in turn purchase 0.5% of Bridgestone, the two said in a statement, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
May 21, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

IdleAire Files Chapter 11; Stations to Remain Open

IdleAire Technologies Corp.

IdleAire Technologies Corp., a designer of anti-idling systems for long-haul trucks at truck stops, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but its facilities will remain open to truckers, the company said Friday.

Transport Topics
May 19, 2008
Business, Government, Equipment

Continental Boosting Truck Tire Prices

Continental Tire North America said it will boost prices up to 8% on all Continental and General Tire Brand truck tires in North America, effective Aug. 1.

Transport Topics
May 19, 2008
Business, Safety, Equipment

GM, American Axle Reach Tentative Contract

Several General Motors Corp. plants idled by an 11-week strike at supplier American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings are set to begin operations soon, following a tentative settlement to the work stoppage, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

Transport Topics
May 19, 2008
Business, Safety, Equipment, Government

ArvinMeritor Sets Commodity Surcharge

Auto and truck component maker ArvinMeritor Inc. said late Tuesday it will institute a monthly surcharge for components due to rising materials prices.

Transport Topics
May 14, 2008
Business, Equipment

Cummins Sees Continued Strong Growth in 2008

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. is on pace for a fifth consecutive year of record sales and profits in 2008 and is poised for “significant further growth over the next several years,” Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tim Solso told shareholders at the company’s annual meeting Tuesday.

Transport Topics
May 13, 2008

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