Business, Equipment

NTEA Warns of Tough Times Ahead for Commercial Equipment Manufacturers

Dump truck A dump truck on the highway with a tractor-trailer in the background. (5m3photos/Getty Images)

Commercial equipment manufacturers should brace for a prolonged downturn, an economist for an industry group said.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 24, 2020
Government, Business

US Productivity Climbs 2.3% in Second Quarter

US Productivity Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press

Productivity rose at a healthy pace in the second quarter but dropped at American factories, another sign of trouble for manufacturers.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
September 5, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Parts Makers Must Change With Times as Autonomous Tech Evolves

Autonomous car An employee sits behind the steering wheel of a Inc. autonomous vehicle as it travels along a road during a demonstration in the Nansha district of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, on April 10, 2019. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

The car industry is reinventing the wheel to prepare for autonomous vehicles.

July 15, 2019
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 | Senior 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.

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