manufacturing

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Ford’s V-10 Gas Engine Set for F650 Trucks

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. said it will offer its V-10 gasoline engine to power its Super Duty F650 line of trucks in a bid to reduce costs for fleets that don’t pile up miles on their vehicles.

December 12, 2011
Business

Paccar Sets Special Dividend

Truck and engine maker Paccar Inc.’s board of directors has declared an extra cash dividend of 70 cents per share.

December 7, 2011
Business

Heavy-Duty Engine Makers Push 13-Liter Models

Several heavy-duty truck manufacturers have succeeded in their drive to make 13-liter engines their new main on-highway power plant, according to R.L. Polk & Co. data, although some engine makers and fleets said 15-liter models will hold their own.

December 5, 2011
Business

Daimler China Deal Won’t Include High Tech

TOKYO — Daimler AG will not have to give away advanced engine and vehicle technologies as part of its new joint venture with a Chinese truck maker because China’s emissions standards are behind Europe’s, and the market is not ready for the more advanced products, the head of Daimler Trucks said last week.

December 5, 2011
Business, Government

ISM Manufacturing Index Rises to Five-Month High

U.S. manufacturing activity jumped in November, showing continued expansion for a 28th consecutive month, the Institute for Supply Management said Thursday.

December 1, 2011
Business

OEMs Uncertain About Cuts In U.S. Spending on Defense

Truck and component manufacturers who also build military products say they are confident they will be able to hold on to much of that business even as the U.S. armed forces face potential slashes in their future budgets.

November 28, 2011
Business

Racing Helps Promote DTNA’s Alliance Unit

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Daimler Trucks North America wants a bigger piece of the aftermarket and is using stock car racing as a means to boost sales for its Alliance Truck Parts unit.

November 28, 2011
Business

N.Y. Manufacturing Index Expands For First Time Since May

Manufacturing activity in the New York region expanded in November for the first time in six months, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Tuesday.

November 15, 2011
Business

Volvo Transmission Work Moving to U.S. Factory

KOPING, Sweden — The Volvo Group said it is moving ahead with a plan to shift the assembly of its I-shift automated mechanical transmission from its factory here to the United States and Brazil for trucks that its subsidiaries build in North and South America.

November 14, 2011
Business

VW Completes Acquisition of Rival MAN; Seeks to Be Key Player in Global Market

Vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen AG said last week that it completed the purchase of a majority stake of fellow German truck producer MAN SE, opening the way to becoming “a new top player on the global truck market.”

November 14, 2011

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