Equipment
Business, Equipment

ISM Manufacturing Index Has Best Showing Since 2004

U.S. manufacturing activity rose in January at the fastest pace in almost seven years, the Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
February 1, 2011
Business, Equipment

Cummins’ Profit Rises for 4Q, Year

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. said Tuesday its fourth-quarter profit rose from a year ago as sales jumped 22% and that 2010 was the strongest year in its history.

Transport Topics
February 1, 2011
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

U.S. Proposes EOBRs for All Interstate Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed a regulation Monday that would require interstate truck and bus companies to install electronic onboard recorders in vehicles to monitor drivers’ hours of service.

Transport Topics
January 31, 2011
Opinion, Business, Equipment

Opinion: Truck Maintenance Tips: The Top 11 for 2011

Let’s face it; nobody likes to make the same mistake twice. Maintenance professionals in particular always should be looking for procedures that have prevented downtime and failures in the past.

January 28, 2011
Business, Equipment

Cummins Selling Exhaust Business

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. said it is selling its exhaust business to Global Tube, a unit of a private equity firm. Terms were not disclosed.

Transport Topics
January 26, 2011
Business, Equipment

Philadelphia Manufacturing Expands in January

Manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia region slipped but still showed expansion for a fourth straight month, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday.

Transport Topics
January 20, 2011
Business, Equipment

Truck Auctions Drawing More Buyer Interest as Used Vehicle Prices Rise, Supply Declines

Auctions are getting another look from truck buyers as good used equipment becomes scarce and prices are rising, according to dealers and industry watchers.

January 10, 2011
Business, Equipment

December Class 8 Orders Skyrocket to Over 25,000, Analysts Say

Orders for new Class 8 trucks in North America more than doubled in December from the same month in 2009 and totaled more than 25,000 units, two research organizations reported.

January 10, 2011
Opinion, Business, Equipment

Opinion: Late Fees and Supply Chain Integrity

Appointment scheduling is common in today’s transportation industry. It allows for the orderly receipt of shipments, reduces waiting time and increases routing and operations productivity. When all goes according to plan, the supply chain flows with optimal efficiency.

January 7, 2011
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Court Grants FMCSA Extension on HOS Logbook Rule

A federal appeals court granted the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration an extension on its proposal for hours-of-service documents until Jan. 31.

Transport Topics
December 30, 2010

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