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Special Coverage, Business

Attention to Detail Key for Fleets Seeking Alt-Fuel Grants, Credits

DALLAS — Attention to detail is the biggest key for trucking companies seeking grants or tax credits for using alternative fuels such as natural gas in their fleets, according to an executive with the lead sponsor of this week's ACT Expo show here.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
May 4, 2015
Business

Manufacturing Holds at Weakest Pace of Growth Since 2013

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Manufacturing in April held at the weakest pace in almost two years, prompting factories to pull back on hiring as they await stronger demand in the United States and abroad.

May 1, 2015
Business

Wholesalers Face an Inventory Glut

Sales of durable goods at U.S. distributors in January and February suffered the biggest two-month drop since the recession's last gasp in early 2009, figures from the Commerce Department showed April 9 in Washington.

April 10, 2015
Business

Factory Orders Increase for First Time in 7 Months

Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg News

U.S. factory orders rose 0.2% in February, the first increase since July, the Commerce Department reported April 2.

April 2, 2015
Business

Manufacturing Expands at Slowest Pace Since May 2013

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Factories expanded in March at the slowest pace since May 2013, a sign struggling overseas economies and cutbacks among oil producers are hindering U.S. manufacturing.

Nina Glinski | Bloomberg News
April 1, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

Phase 2 Greenhouse-Gas Standards Being Developed with Market Transition in Mind, EPA Official Says

Bill Charmley by Kaitlynn Scheidler, Keep Sake Photography

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Federal regulators are aiming for a smooth market transition with their upcoming proposal for the next round of tighter greenhouse-gas emissions standards for commercial vehicles, an official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 25, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

ACT Plans Study on How Trucking Will Change In Next Decade

Jim Meil by Kaitlynn Scheidler, Keep Sake Photography

COLUMBUS, Ind. — ACT Research is planning a long-term study on how regulatory and business changes and technological advances will reshape trucking and transportation during the next decade.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 25, 2015
Special Coverage, Business

Class 8 Market to Peak in 2015, Driven by Trucker Profitability, ACT Forecasts

Vieth by Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics

COLUMBUS, Ind. — ACT Research projected that the Class 8 market will peak in 2015, driven by a favorable freight market and improved trucker profitability.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 24, 2015
Business

Factory Production Drops for Third Consecutive Month

Meg Roussos/Bloomberg News

Factory production in the U.S. declined in February for a third consecutive month, a sign cutbacks in manufacturing will hold back economic growth this quarter.

March 16, 2015
Business

Manufacturing Activity Rose in February at Slowest Pace in a Year

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

U.S. manufacturing activity expanded at the slowest pace in a year in February as weaker growth abroad limited orders for American-made products, the Institute for Supply Management reported.

March 2, 2015

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