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ACT Virtual Series Highlights Environmental Sustainability Challenges

Freightliner eCascadia DTNA's Freightliner eCascadia on display at an event in 2019. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Advanced Clean Transportation on Aug. 18 kicked off a four-month series to discuss environmental sustainability in trucking and the challenges those efforts still face.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 20, 2020
Business, Equipment, Top 100

Class 8 Orders Off 71% From Year-Ago Levels

Peterbilts on the assembly line Peterbilts on the assembly line. Class 8 preliminary orders hit 12,600 in September, according to ACT Research. (Riverside Transport Inc. via YouTube)

North American Class 8 orders in September cleared 12,000 units, ACT Research reported, citing preliminary data, but the volume remained just a faint shadow of what occurred a year earlier.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 3, 2019
Business

Factory Orders Rise for Fourth Straight Month

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

New orders for U.S.-made goods increased for a fourth straight month in March and orders for capital equipment were stronger than previously reported, pointing to a sustained recovery in the manufacturing sector.

Lucia Mutikani | Reuters
May 4, 2017
Business

Manufacturing Expanded Less Than Forecast in April

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

America’s factories expanded less than forecast in April as measures of orders and employment pulled back, Institute for Supply Management data showed May 1.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
May 1, 2017
Business

Factory Output Falls Most Since August Amid Drop in Autos

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Output at U.S. manufacturers fell in March by the most since August as production of automobiles and parts and business equipment declined, Federal Reserve data showed April 18.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
April 18, 2017
Business

Manufacturing in US Kept Expanding at Robust Pace in March

Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

America’s factories continued to expand in March at a robust pace, demonstrating momentum in an industry that struggled for the better part of the past two years, Institute for Supply Management data showed April 3.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
April 4, 2017
Business

US Manufacturing Expands at Robust Pace in March

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

America’s factories continued to expand in March at a robust pace, demonstrating momentum in an industry that struggled for the better part of the past two years, Institute for Supply Management data showed April 3.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
April 3, 2017
Business

Manufacturing Production in Rises for Sixth Straight Month

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Output at U.S. manufacturers rose in February for a sixth consecutive month, underscoring a sustained rebound in the industry.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
March 17, 2017
Business

FedEx Wins Connecticut Independent Contractor Appeals Court Case

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

An appeals court has ruled that FedEx Ground Package System drivers working out of a terminal in Hartford, Connecticut, are independent contractors and not employees of the package carrier.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 7, 2017
Business

Manufacturing in US Expands at Fastest Pace Since August 2014

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Manufacturing expanded in February at the fastest pace since August 2014 as factory managers reported stronger orders and production.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
March 1, 2017

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