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DOT Delays Mexican-Trucks Program

U.S. DOT

The Department of Transportation said it will delay its plan to allow Mexican trucks into the United States until U.S. trucks are allowed into Mexico, and that it will take public comments on the program this month.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 1, 2007
Business, Government, Autonomous

Dongfeng’s 1Q Profit Jumps 24%

Dongfeng Automobile Co. said its profit increased for a third straight quarter, rising 24% as China's surging economy boosted demand for trucks and other commercial vehicles, Bloomberg reported.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
April 30, 2007
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

CVG’s First-Quarter Income Falls

Auto and truck parts supplier Commercial Vehicle Group said its first-quarter profit fell by 78% to $3 million or 14 cents a share, from $13.4 million or 62 cents last year.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
April 30, 2007
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

EPA Stance on SCR Earns Praise

Truck and engine makers said they were pleased with new guidelines on selective catalytic reduction technology issued by the U.S. EPA, despite some concerns.

April 30, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

March Trucking Index Gains

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

American Trucking Associations’ truck tonnage index rose 1.6% in March from a year ago, marking the first year-over-year increase since June, ATA said Thursday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
April 27, 2007
Business, Government, Equipment, Autonomous

Michelin’s 1Q Sales Gain

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Tire maker Michelin & Cie. said its first-quarter sales rose 5.5% on higher prices and demand from truck makers, Bloomberg reported.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
April 24, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Truckers Concerned on New Engines’ Mileage, Journal Reports

Trucking companies are concerned that new emissions rules in effect this year are hurting mileage and their bottom lines, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
April 24, 2007
Business, Autonomous

Paccar’s Profit Is 1Q Record

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Heavy-duty truck maker Paccar said Tuesday its net income rose to a first-quarter record $365.5 million or $1.46 a share, from $342 million or $1.35 a year ago.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
April 24, 2007
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

Class 8 Truck Sales Plunge in March

The collapse in heavy-duty U.S. truck sales accelerated in March, dropping nearly 38% from the same month in 2006.

April 23, 2007
Business, Autonomous

USA Truck Reports Lower Earnings

Truckload carrier USA Truck said Thursday its first-quarter profit plunged to $800,000 or 1 cent per share, from $3.4 million or 30 cents a year earlier, on softer freight demand.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
April 19, 2007

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