Business, Equipment

Class 8 Production Hits 19-Month High

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North American Class 8 production reached a 19-month high in June after stronger orders earlier this year, according to ACT Research Co.

Transport Topics
July 24, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Mining Companies Looking at New Fleets, Could Use Autonomous Trucks to Save Millions

Komatsu dump truck Komatsu

Mining companies in Australia, the world’s biggest exporter of iron ore and coal, are poised to approve fresh investments in projects, driven by rallying commodity prices and the need to replace depleting deposits, according to global equipment supply giant, Komatsu Ltd.

Bloomberg News
July 17, 2017
Business, Equipment

May Truck Sales Fall 6%

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U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks fell 6.1% in May, but still topped 16,000 units for the highest volume of 2017 as sales started to align with the improvement that orders and production have shown this year, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017

Factory Production Increases More Than Expected

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Factory production in the United States grew 0.5% last month, the fastest pace in a year, as mining rebounded and utility use climbed, data from the Federal Reserve showed Aug. 16 in Washington.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
August 16, 2016

Factory Production Rises in February for Second Month

Greenbrier Companies Inc.

Factory production rose in February for a second month, boosted by demand for business equipment and indicating U.S. manufacturing may be starting to stabilize.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
March 16, 2016

Factory Production Declines for Second Month

Meg Roussos/Bloomberg News

Factory production declined in December for a second month as a stronger dollar and softer U.S. and global growth pinch manufacturers.

Victoria Stilwell | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2016

Factory Production Rises on Record Vehicle Assembly

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg News

Factory production rose more than economists forecast in July on record automobile assembly, indicating American manufacturing is regaining its footing after a slowdown.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
August 14, 2015

General Motors to Re-Enter US Medium-Duty Market

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General Motors Co. plans to return to the U.S. medium-duty truck market in 2016 through a manufacturing agreement with Isuzu Motors Ltd.

Transport Topics
June 15, 2015

Factory Production Drops on Energy Pullback

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Factory production unexpectedly declined in May as the slump in energy output deepened.

Victoria Stilwell | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2015

Industrial Production Jumps by Most Since May 2010

Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

Industrial production surged in November by the most since May 2010 as U.S. assembly lines churned out more consumer goods and business equipment, signaling manufacturing is bolstering economic growth.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
December 15, 2014