Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Intel, Ford Urge Tax Benefits for Chips, US Manufacturing

A worker assembles a vehicle component at the Ford Motor Co. Chicago Assembly Plant. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News) A worker assembles a vehicle component at the Ford Motor Co. Chicago Assembly Plant. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Foreign producers of semiconductors, electric car batteries and pharmaceuticals will continue to squeeze U.S. manufacturing unless Congress provides more incentives for domestic production, representatives from Intel Corp. and Ford Motor Co. said March 16.

Laura Davison | Bloomberg News
March 16, 2021

Continental to Cut Jobs, Close Factories in 10-Year Overhaul

Continental AG tire warehouse Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News

Continental AG mapped out a sweeping restructuring plan set to last a decade that will affect as many as 20,000 jobs worldwide, part of the German manufacturer’s effort to restore profits while enduring sluggish vehicle production in key markets.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
September 25, 2019

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

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

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.

October 16, 2015

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

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

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

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

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