Equipment
Business, Equipment

Wabco Reports Higher Profit in 3Q

Wabco Holdings said it earned a profit of $44 million, or 66 cents a share in the third quarter, compared with a loss of $33.8 million, or 52 cents, a year ago.

Transport Topics
November 1, 2010
Business, Equipment

ISM Manufacturing Index Improves in October

U.S. manufacturing activity improved in October, the Institute for Supply Management said Monday.

Transport Topics
November 1, 2010
Business, Logistics, Equipment

New Materials and Techniques Save Weight, Fight Corrosion

New building techniques and innovative materials are helping to make trailers, especially dry vans and reefers, lighter, more fuel efficient and better at fighting corrosion, manufacturers said.

November 1, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

Cummins’ 3Q Profit Almost Triples

Cummins Inc. said Tuesday its third-quarter profit almost tripled, led by strong performances in its engine segment and international markets.

Transport Topics
October 26, 2010
Business, Equipment

Philadelphia Manufacturing Index Expands

Manufacturing levels in the Philadelphia region expanded in October for the first time in three months, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday.

Transport Topics
October 21, 2010
Business, Equipment

NHTSA Proposes New Truck-Tire Standards

The Department of Transportation has proposed changes to heavy-duty truck tire safety standards, the first such proposal in 37 years.

Transport Topics
October 5, 2010
Business, Equipment

ISM Services Index Expands at Faster Pace

The U.S. economy’s service sector expanded at a faster pace in September, the Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
October 5, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Bill Would Require EOBRs on All Trucks

Two U.S. senators, with the support of some of the nation’s largest trucking fleets, introduced legislation last week that would require all trucks to use electronic onboard recorders to monitor their drivers’ hours of service.

October 4, 2010
Business, Equipment

Schlecht Named Grand Champ at TMC’s SuperTech Contest

RALEIGH, N.C. — Jeffrey Schlecht, a 27-year-old rookie from Nebraska, staked his claim here as the grand champion of truck maintenance, pushing aside 102 other competitors, including three former SuperTech winners.

September 27, 2010
Business, Equipment

Some DPFs Have Defects, Truck, Engine Makers Say

RALEIGH, N.C. — Representatives of three major truck and engine makers candidly admitted to fleet maintenance directors meeting here that some performance results of diesel particulate filters have not worked out as well as originally anticipated.

September 27, 2010

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