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Cargo Van Manufacturers Beef Up Models With More Customization, New Technology

Mercedes-Benz USA

The role of commercial cargo vans — essentially motorized boxes — hasn’t changed in 50 years, but practically everything else about the vehicles has changed over the past decade.

Jim Galligan | Special to Transport Topics
October 17, 2016
Business

Manufacturers Display Safety Technology in D.C.

Fran Matso Lysiak/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Manufacturers of vehicle safety systems, including those for heavy-duty trucks, displayed their latest wares here for the benefit of federal policymakers and the national press.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 17, 2016
Business

US Manufacturing Production Falls for Second Straight Month

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Factory output fell in September for a second month as high inventories and lukewarm demand from overseas customers kept American producers bogged down.

Bloomberg News
October 16, 2015
Business

Truck Makers Post Higher Earnings

Truck manufacturers ended 2013 on a high note, with Paccar Inc. posting higher fourth-quarter profit, and Daimler AG and Volvo AB reporting improved results in their truck divisions.

February 10, 2014
Business

October Truck Orders Boost OEMs

Truck manufacturers received 23,200 new Class 8 orders in October, the highest monthly total since January, despite truck buyers’ ongoing concerns about the economy and the looming “fiscal cliff,” according to ACT Research.

November 12, 2012
Business

Large Trucks Excluded From Mass. Law Requiring OEMs to Share Repair Data

Large trucks have been excluded from a new Massachusetts law that allows vehicle repair shops to access proprietary manufacturer information.

September 19, 2012
Business

Regulations Rile Heavy-Duty Manufacturers

LAS VEGAS — Manufacturers of truck components and parts meeting here bristled at the Obama administration’s regulatory policies, calling them onerous and difficult to comply with, while the president of American Trucking Associations said his industry probably will not get what it craves most this year, a new, comprehensive federal transportation plan.

January 30, 2012
Business

Mid-America Trucking Show Attracts More Visitors, Vendors

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The 40th Mid-America Trucking Show here grew by more than 7% from 2010 in terms of visitors and exhibitors, but fell short of establishing new records in either category.

April 11, 2011
Business

Truck Makers’ Backlog Grows to Nearly 100,000, ACT Says

Class 8 truck manufacturers have a backlog of nearly 100,000 units scheduled to be built over the next 12 months, more than double the number of a year ago, because of a substantial increase in orders over the winter, ACT Research Co. reported.

March 28, 2011
Business

Truck Market Becomes More Global, Intensifying Competition, Execs Say

LAS VEGAS — The dynamic heavy-duty truck market is becoming more closely connected globally, with manufacturers of parts, components and whole vehicles competing fiercely worldwide while more national governments impose significant regulations on carbon dioxide emissions, industry executives said.

January 24, 2011

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