Equipment
Business, Equipment

ISM Services Index’s Growth Slows in August

The U.S. economy’s service sector expanded in August, though its pace of growth slowed, the Institute for Supply Management said Friday.

Transport Topics
September 3, 2010
Business, Equipment

ISM Manufacturing Index Improves in August

U.S. manufacturing activity increased in August, the Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
September 1, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA Eyeing Broader EOBR Mandate

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is eyeing a much broader mandate than originally thought as part of its upcoming expanded electronic onboard recorder proposal, according to several officials who spoke with Transport Topics.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
August 31, 2010
Business, Equipment

Chicago Manufacturing Index Falls in August

Manufacturing activity in the Chicago region grew in August at the slowest pace since November, the Institute for Supply Chain Management-Chicago said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
August 31, 2010
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

iTECH: Safety Concerns Drive Interest in Truck-Specific GPS

Never mind the deliveries you want to make on time — the deliveries you don’t want to make at all may be the best reasons to invest in a navigation system designed specifically for commercial truck operations.

August 30, 2010
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

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