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Attempt to End Conflict Minerals Rule Draws Strong Input From Both Sides

Michael J. Kavanagh/Bloomberg News

A threat by the Trump administration to dump a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule requiring public companies to search their supply chains for African “conflict minerals” has drawn more than 275 written comments, many of them passionate on both sides of the issue.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2017
Business

Conflict Minerals Requirement Under Fire as Agencies Seek Input on Rule's Merits

Michael J. Kavanagh/Bloomberg News

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and State Department are hoping to revise or eliminate an SEC rule requiring public companies to trace “conflict minerals” in their supply chains.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2017
Business, Equipment

Pressure System International Expands Capacity

Pressure Systems International, which sells automatic tire inflation systems, moved into a new manufacturing and office facility that’s twice the size of its prior facility with the intention of increasing production.    

Transport Topics
October 3, 2016
Business

Buffalo Bills Player Doubles as Trucking Owner

Courtesy of Nickell Robey

In the fall, Nickell Robey plays cornerback for the Buffalo Bills. But when he isn’t on the football field, he fulfills a lifelong dream and a family tradition to manage a for-hire trucking business.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 25, 2016
Business

Companies Report ‘Conflict Minerals’ Progress

Several publicly traded truck makers and industry suppliers have told federal regulators they are making progress uncovering “conflict minerals” from central Africa that might be used in their complex supply chains.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 13, 2016
Business

Truck Manufacturers, Suppliers Face Hurdles in Supply Chain Search for Conflict Minerals

Truck manufacturers and component suppliers said they are continuing to experience challenges as they search for “conflict minerals” in their supply chains.

June 15, 2015
Business

OEMs, Suppliers File SEC Audits; Say Conflict Minerals Hard to Trace

Publicly traded truck makers and industry suppliers told federal regulators they have not determined whether their suppliers use African “conflict minerals” in the manufacture of products.

June 23, 2014
Special Coverage, Business

Aperia Unveil Automatic Tire Inflation System

John Sommers II for TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Aperia Technologies Inc. has introduced the Halo Tire Inflator, an automatic inflation system that works on trailer and tractor tires.

Transport Topics
March 10, 2014
Government, Business

Feds Defend ‘Conflict Mineral’ Disclosure Rule in Court

The Securities and Exchange Commission took “numerous steps” to lessen the burdens imposed by a rule requiring that public companies search out and shed their supply chains of “conflict minerals,” according to an appeals court brief filed by SEC attorneys.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2013