Equipment
Business, Government, Safety, Equipment

Tires: Global Imports Begin to Slow

There are signs that the rise of global tire imports to the United States is beginning to slow as the economy weakens and costs increase.

December 1, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

NAVTEQ To Acquire German Traffic Data Firm

NAVTEQ announced last week that it will acquire T-Systems Traffic GmbH, a German traffic data firm.

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November 24, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Equipment

Navistar Set to Use Credits to Meet 2010 EPA Standards

Navistar International Corp. will use federal emission credits to enable its new Class 8 engine to meet 2010 federal emission standards, although the engine could be set up to comply with the regulation without the credits, a Navistar executive said.

November 24, 2008
Business, Equipment

October Class 8 Sales Rise Slightly, But New Orders Tumble

U.S. Class 8 truck sales rose slightly in October, while the total number of vehicles sold over the first 10 months of 2008 still was 14.4% below 2007’s anemic levels, according to data from WardsAuto.com.

November 24, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Saia Makes Warning System Standard on New Trucks

Less-than-truckload carrier Saia Inc. said it will make lane departure warning systems standard for all new tractors.

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November 21, 2008
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ABF to Buy SCR Trucks for 2010, Exec Says

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — ABF Freight System will use diesel engines with selective catalytic reduction technology starting in 2010, but the less-than-truckload carrier has not decided upon the truck maker it will use.

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November 21, 2008
Business, Equipment

ArvinMeritor Takes 4Q Loss, Will Sell Auto-Parts Unit

Components supplier ArvinMeritor said its fourth-quarter loss widened and that it plans to sell its automobile parts unit.

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November 18, 2008
Business, Equipment, Government

October Retail Sales Plunge 2.8%; Drop Is Largest on Record

Retail sales fell 2.8% in October, the biggest drop on record, the Commerce Department said Friday.

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November 14, 2008
Business, Equipment, Government

FleetPride Acquires Oregon Parts Distributor

Heavy-duty truck and trailer parts aftermarket distributor FleetPride Inc. said Monday it acquired E.H. Burrell Co., a distributor of original equipment manufacturer and aftermarket parts serving western Oregon and southwest Washington state.

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November 10, 2008
Business, Equipment

NYSE Suspending Accuride’s Trading

Commercial vehicle component maker Accuride Corp. said Monday it received notice that its stock will be suspended from trading on the New York Stock Exchange, effective this Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Transport Topics
November 10, 2008

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