Equipment
Business, Equipment

Delphi to Buy FCI Group Unit

Truck and auto component maker Delphi Automotive has entered into exclusive talks to acquire a unit of FCI Group from Bain Capital for about 764 million euros ($958 million), Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
June 4, 2012
Opinion, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Opinion: Might as Well Adapt — EOBRs Are Here to Stay

Those in our industry can make whatever excuses they want for not using EOBRs. The bottom line is they haven’t wrapped their minds around how to make money legally. I mean, they might as well be bootlegging whiskey. It’s the same damn thing.

June 4, 2012
Business, Equipment

Eaton to Buy Ireland-Based Cooper Industries in $11.8 Billion Deal

Eaton Corp.

Eaton Corp. said Monday it will buy Ireland-based Cooper Industries, a maker of electrical-distribution equipment, in a deal valued at more than $11 billion.

Transport Topics
May 21, 2012
Opinion, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Opinion: Safety Compliance Enters the 21st Century

We live in an age of electronic information. Computers, the Internet, iPhones, iPads, GPS . . . all these technological wonders work to make our lives easier, reduce paperwork and give us all more time to do other things.

May 21, 2012
Editorial, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Editorial: Trucking Needs Electronic Logging

After carefully weighing the pros and cons in the sometimes overheated debate over whether the federal government should mandate electronic logging devices in heavy-duty trucks, we unequivocally support a requirement for electronic logging to monitor hours-of-service compliance.

Transport Topics
May 21, 2012
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA Formally Withdraws EOBR Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has formally withdrawn its regulation that would have mandated electronic onboard recorders for some carriers.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
May 18, 2012
Business, Equipment

Philadelphia Manufacturing Index Contracts

An index of manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia region in May showed contraction for the first time in eight months, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday.

Transport Topics
May 17, 2012
Business, Equipment

Cummins to Purchase Hilite’s Emissions-Control Business

Truck engine and components maker Cummins Inc. said it has signed an agreement to acquire Hilite International’s emissions-control business. Terms were not disclosed.

Transport Topics
May 14, 2012
Business, Technology, Equipment

E&MU: Tire Makers Refine Compounds to Improve Durability, Mileage

Recent advances in rubber compounding processes have helped make tires more durable and fuel efficient, according to manufacturers who compare the techniques to the culinary arts.

May 14, 2012
Opinion, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Opinion: Why an EOBR Mandate Is a Bad Idea

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration continues to be dead set on forcing every commercial vehicle in the United States to carry an electronic onboard recorder — better known as an EOBR — despite the device’s hefty price tag and general uselessness as a safety tool.

May 14, 2012

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