When New Orleans-based electricity provider Entergy Corp. buys tires for its fleet — which handles a lot of off-road work — durability, fuel economy and cost take a back seat to what the company says is its most important need.March 3, 2014
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A demonstration truck built by Cummins Inc. and Peterbilt Motors Co. achieved a 10.7 mile-per-gallon fuel economy reading last month under real-world driving conditions, the companies announced.February 19, 2014
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By Michael Buck
PresidentFebruary 17, 2014
Engine maker Cummins Inc. maintained its leading 40.4% North American market share during 2013, even though most proprietary engines claimed a bigger share, WardsAuto.com reported.February 17, 2014
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings reported its fourth-quarter profit declined on costs associated with debt refinancing.February 7, 2014
Cummins Inc. reported higher fourth-quarter profit than the same period a year ago as sales increased in North America and Europe.February 6, 2014
Truck tire manufacturer Double Coin Tires has opened a distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., its second in North America.February 5, 2014
Component maker Delphi Automotive PLC said its fourth-quarter profit and revenue increased on strong growth in North America and Asia.February 4, 2014
Wide-base tires, new and retreaded, are providing an extended-mileage benefit for dry-van carrier Bear Trucking Inc., according to a company manager.February 3, 2014