Equipment
Business, Equipment

Most Buyers Pick ’09 Engines for Their 2010-Model Trucks

Truck manufacturers delivered vehicles with 66,494 Class 8 engines during the first half of the year, WardsAuto.com reported last week, but most of the power plants do not meet 2010 federal emissions regulations, manufacturers and analysts said.

August 30, 2010
Business, Equipment

Paccar’s Miss. Engine Plant to Open in December

Paccar Inc. has hired 90 workers for a truck engine plant in Mississippi, and the company expects to begin producing engines in December, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
August 25, 2010
Business, Technology, Equipment

Bose Corp. Seat Available for Small Fleets

Bose Corp. said that its sophisticated new heavy-duty truck seat is now available to small fleets and owner-operators at five installation sites.

Transport Topics
August 23, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

iTECH: New Rules Mandate EOBR Devices That Don’t Yet Exist

If your fleet uses electronic driver logs and plans to buy trucks after June 4, 2012, be sure to tell your company’s chief technology officer ahead of time.

August 23, 2010
Business, Equipment

New Class 8 Registrations Rise

U.S. registrations of new Class 8 trucks increased 7.8% in the second quarter compared with the same 2009 period, but failed to keep up with equipment retirements, as the total of heavy-duty trucks registered in June declined slightly from last year, according to R.L. Polk & Co.

August 23, 2010
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

Medium-Duty Truck Sales Soar in July

U.S. retail sales of medium-duty trucks — Classes 3-7 — jumped 54.5% in July from the corresponding month a year ago, the largest year-over-year gain since mid-2005 and the biggest sales month this year, WardsAuto.com reported.

August 23, 2010
Business, Equipment

Philadelphia Manufacturing Index Contracts

Manufacturing levels in the Philadelphia region showed contraction for the first time in a year, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday.

Transport Topics
August 19, 2010
Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment, Government, Autonomous

CSA Changes Increase Focus on Cargo, Driver Fitness

The changes the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is making to its CSA safety-monitoring system will lead to increased enforcement in the two areas that correlate least with future crash risk, an examination of the revisions has found.

August 16, 2010
Business, Equipment

ATA Opposes EPA Plan To Label Tires as Waste

An Environmental Protection Agency proposal to designate scrap tires and used oil as solid waste could be extremely costly for the trucking industry, American Trucking Associations said.

August 16, 2010
Business, Logistics, Equipment

House Bill to Ban Double-Decker Trailers for Horse Transport Concerns Truckers

Federal legislation that would ban the use of double-decker trailers to transport horses has drawn the ire of trucking and other interest groups because they say there has not been adequate debate.

August 16, 2010

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