Equipment
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
Government, Business, Logistics, Equipment

Bill Would Ban Horse Transport in Double-Deck Trailers

Legislation that would ban the transportation of horses in double-decker trailers would cost the nearly 80 contractors who transport livestock to rodeos all over the U.S. more than $4 million in extra operating and equipment costs, according to estimates by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 10, 2010
Business, Equipment

Volvo Japan Unit Reportedly Expanding Diesel Engine Capacity

Japanese firm UD Trucks Corp., a unit of Volvo AB, will invest about $60 million to set up a commercial vehicle diesel engine production line near Tokyo, Bloomberg reported Monday.

Transport Topics
August 9, 2010
Business, Equipment

ISM Services Index Increases in July

The U.S. economy’s service sector expanded at a faster pace in July, the Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
August 4, 2010
Business, Equipment

Accuride Reports Second-Quarter Profit

Commercial vehicle component manufacturer Accuride Corp. said it earned $6.5 million in the second quarter, compared with a loss of $36.1 million a year ago.

Transport Topics
August 4, 2010
Business, Equipment

Wabash National’s 2Q Loss Narrows

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Trailer manufacturer Wabash National Corp.’s second-quarter loss narrowed to $5.6 million or 72 cents per share, from a loss of $17.9 million, or 59 cents, a year ago.

Transport Topics
August 3, 2010

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