Equipment
Business, Equipment

Truck Sales Plunge 58.9% in August

U.S. retail Class 8 truck sales continued their 2007 free fall in August, plunging 58.9% from last year, the fourth straight month sales have dropped more than 50%, Ward’s Communications said.

September 24, 2007
Equipment, Business

Freightliner Considers Moving Some Jobs East

Truck maker Freightliner LLC is studying relocating some of the operations in its aftermarket division from Oregon to the East Coast, the Oregonian newspaper reported Friday.

Transport Topics
September 21, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

TMW Buys IDSC; Upgrades TruckMate Program

Transportation technology provider TMW Systems said Monday it acquired Integrated Support Decision Corporation, for an undisclosed sum.

Transport Topics
September 17, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Trucking’s Interest in GPS Devices Growing to Meet Needs of Shippers, Survey Finds

Global Positioning System equipment has not yet become standard for all motor carriers, but more fleets are showing interest in the technology to meet the demands of shippers, and those who use it already rate their systems highly, a recent survey showed.

September 17, 2007
Government, Business, Fuel, Equipment

Fleet Directors Minimize Tires’ Cost

Tire wear and tear is inevitable, but carriers can minimize its effects by choosing high-quality materials and being rigorous about maintenance and checking correct air pressures, several fleet maintenance chiefs and tire manufacturers say.

September 17, 2007
Business, Safety, Equipment

ArvinMeritor to Close Two North American Plants

Trucking and auto component maker ArvinMeritor said late Friday it will close two shock-absorber factories and cut 700 jobs.

Transport Topics
September 10, 2007
Business, Safety, Equipment

Growth of Class 8 Fleet Slows After Pre-Buy, Cooling Economy

Expansion of the U.S. Class 8 truck fleet is slowing as carriers continue to put off new truck purchases and demand for freight hauling remains soft, according to a new report by research firm R.L. Polk & Co.

September 10, 2007
Business, Equipment

Eaton to Restructure Units’ Reporting

Vehicle parts manufacturer Eaton Corp. said Friday it will realign its financial reporting structure, increasing the number of business segments reported from four to six, to reflect the company’s growth and changing mix of businesses.

Transport Topics
September 7, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Equipment

Feds Propose Rail Brake Rule

Federal rail regulators are backing a technological change that will enable trains to stop more quickly while permitting them to travel longer distances between required brake tests, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
September 5, 2007
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Manage China Operations for Italian Firm

An Italian manufacturer chose Ryder System to manage its supply chain operations in China, Ryder said late Tuesday.

Transport Topics
September 5, 2007

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