Business, Logistics

Canadian Factory and Wholesale Slump Confirms Economic Slowdown

Manufacturing Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg News

Canadian manufacturers and wholesalers recorded sharply lower sales in November, adding to evidence the nation’s economy entered a soft patch at the end of last year.

Theophilos Argitis | Bloomberg News
January 22, 2019
Government, Technology, Autonomous

FMCSA Forms Working Groups to Develop Requirements for Automated Vehicle Pilots

truck bed Daimler Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s chief safety officer last week said the agency has formed three core working groups to develop prospective requirements for manufacturers and truckers seeking to participate in highly automated commercial vehicle, or HACV, pilot programs.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017

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.

Bloomberg News
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

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

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

Sales, Earnings Improve in 3rd Quarter, Truck, Engine Manufacturers Report

Three truck manufacturers and engine maker Cummins Inc. all reported improved revenue in the third quarter as the market for new trucks in North America continued to improve.

November 1, 2010

Parts Makers Optimistic on Economic Recovery

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association said 84% of its members experienced sales growth during the second quarter, with 28% reporting “substantial growth.”

July 12, 2010