Equipment

Letters to the Editor, Business, Equipment

Letters: Fees Equal Taxes, Lowering Tire Costs

A few weeks ago, I received a call from the staff of U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.). My family operates a business with more than 750 pieces of equipment constantly on the road in America.

December 3, 2012
Business, Equipment

E&MU: Underinflation Seen as Main Cause of ‘Road Gators’

Last summer’s record heat scorched much of the United States, with evidence of the high temperatures visible on the nation’s highways in the form of chunks of broken tires and separated treads, so-called “road gators.”

November 21, 2012
Business, Equipment

Meritor’s 4Q Profit Falls; Plans to Cut 800 Jobs

Truck component maker Meritor Inc. said its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings declined from a year ago and that it will cut its global workforce by about 800 jobs due to weaker U.S. and international markets.

Transport Topics
November 15, 2012
Business, Equipment

Tire Manufacturers Report Mixed 3Q Results

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Three tire manufacturers recently reported mixed results for third-quarter profit and sales.

Transport Topics
November 15, 2012
Business, Equipment

Greenbrier’s 4Q Earnings Decline More Than 40%

Greenbrier Cos., which makes intermodal railcars and other freight equipment, said its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings fell more than 40% to $7.4 million as the market for some equipment eased.

Transport Topics
November 14, 2012
Business, Equipment

Component Manufacturers See Mixed 3Q Profits

Truck and automobile parts maker Visteon Corp. reported its third-quarter net income dropped and announced a $100 million restructuring, while Commercial Vehicle Group also provided a quarterly profit.

Transport Topics
November 7, 2012
Business, Equipment

Profits at Industry Suppliers Slip as They Report Lower Demand

A number of trucking industry suppliers, led by engine maker Cummins Inc., all reported lower earnings in the third quarter due to falling demand for their products.

Transport Topics
November 5, 2012
Business, Equipment

Cummins’ 3Q Income Drops on Lower Engine Demand

Cummins Inc. said its third-quarter profit slipped from a year ago on lower engine demand.

Transport Topics
October 31, 2012
Opinion, Business, Equipment

Opinion: Lower Your Tire Costs With Proper Inflation

It’s no secret that underinflated tires consume more fuel. Given that the price of diesel is rising more often than falling these days, today’s fleet maintenance managers must check tire pressure more regularly — and then actually do something about the results.

October 29, 2012
Business, Equipment

Philadelphia Manufacturing Index Rises

Manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia region expanded in October, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday.

Transport Topics
October 18, 2012

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