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Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Government

Eaton Sells VORAD System to Bendix

Truck parts and components maker Eaton Corp. said Monday it has sold its VORAD, or vehicle on-board radar, system to Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems. Terms were not disclosed.

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January 5, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Acquire Conn. Leasing Firm

Ryder System

Ryder System said it will acquire Edart Leasing Co., based in Hartford, Conn.

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December 30, 2008
Business, Logistics, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder Completes Logistics Acquisition

Ryder System said Tuesday it has completed its acquisition of a Canadian logistics firm with operations in China.

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December 23, 2008
Business, Safety, Fuel, Equipment

Cummins’ Emissions Unit Lays Off 100 at Wisconsin Plant

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc.’s emissions subsidiary will lay off about 100 workers at a Wisconsin plant, effective immediately, because of the slumping North American truck market, the company said.

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December 19, 2008
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Cut 700 U.S. Jobs; Scale Back International Business

Ryder System will scale back its international business and cut 700 U.S. jobs while temporarily laying off 1,425 workers and focusing its operations on the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

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December 19, 2008
Business, Safety, Equipment, Autonomous

ATA Report Shows Increase in Trucking Miles

Class 8 trucks rolled up 139.3 billion miles in 2006, up from 130.5 billion in 2005, according to American Trucking Associations’ American Trucking Trends 2008-2009 report, released this week.

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December 19, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Technology, Equipment

EPA to Require Sensors For Emissions in 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued its final rule requiring heavy-truck manufacturers to install onboard diagnostic systems starting in 2010 to alert drivers when engine emission systems are malfunctioning or deteriorating.

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December 15, 2008
Business, Equipment

Used Truck Association Names New President

The Used Truck Association has named Marty Crawford, an Atlanta-based dealer for Arrow Truck Sales, as its president.

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December 15, 2008
Business, Equipment

Cummins Lowers Earnings Forecast

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. lowered its 2008 sales and profit forecast, due to “significant declines” in demand.

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December 11, 2008
Business, Equipment

Celadon Group Buys Continental Express

Truckload carrier Celadon Group said it paid $24 million to acquire the truckload, intermodal and brokerage businesses of Continental Express.

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December 8, 2008

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