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Manufacturing Cooled in July Following Five-Month High

Paul Taggart/Bloomberg News

Manufacturing in the United States cooled in July from the highest level in five months, a sign of fitful progress in the industry.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
August 3, 2015
Business

Court Upholds Independent Contractor Status in Massachusetts Case

The Customized Logistics and Delivery Association

A federal court ruled that Massachusetts courier drivers are independent contractors, turning away a bid by the state to classify the workers as employees.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
July 9, 2015
Business

Factory Orders Fall on Weak Demand for Transportation Equipment

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

New orders for U.S. factory goods fell more than expected in May on weak demand for transportation and electrical equipment, a sign that manufacturing remained mired in a soft patch.

July 6, 2015
Business

Manufacturing Expands at Fastest Pace in Five Months

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Manufacturing expanded in June at the fastest pace in five months, indicating domestic demand is allowing America’s factories to withstand sluggish overseas economies.

July 1, 2015
Government, Business

Radioactive Material Drivers Granted Rest Break Exemption

Blake Burkhart/Flickr

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted the U.S. Department of Energy an exemption allowing its drivers who haul security-sensitive radioactive material to forgo an hours of service 30-minute rest break requirement.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 23, 2015
Business

General Motors to Re-Enter US Medium-Duty Market

TT File Photo

General Motors Co. plans to return to the U.S. medium-duty truck market in 2016 through a manufacturing agreement with Isuzu Motors Ltd.

June 15, 2015
Business

Factory Production Drops on Energy Pullback

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Factory production unexpectedly declined in May as the slump in energy output deepened.

June 15, 2015
Business

May Truck Orders Fall 23% as Open Production Slots Dwindle

Mack Trucks

New heavy-duty truck orders declined in May for a third straight month as the number of available 2015 production slots continued to shrink, ACT Research reported.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 3, 2015
Business

Factories Expand as Orders Grow at Fastest Pace in Five Months

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Manufacturing expanded more than forecast in May as orders grew at the fastest pace in five months, indicating the industry is starting to emerge from a first-quarter slump.

June 1, 2015
Business

Factory Output Stalls in April on Machinery Cutbacks

Natalie Behring/Bloomberg News

Factory production stalled in April, as American manufacturers were dealt blows by a strong dollar and cheap oil.

May 15, 2015

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