Equipment
Business, Equipment

Trucking Fleets Shift Tire-Buying Strategies Over Storage, Theft Concerns and Tight Supply

Because storage limitations, concerns about theft and supply problems have altered the way trucking companies purchase tires, carriers, manufacturers and experts said the tool of choice for economically managing this valuable commodity is a contract that allows fleets to get what they need when they need it — at a preset price.

March 5, 2012
Business, Safety, Equipment, Autonomous

Cummins Engine Market Share Rises in 2011

North American truck makers installed 99,504 Cummins Inc. engines into new 2011 Class 8 trucks, slightly increasing the independent engine maker’s leading market share to 39.1% from 38.5% in 2010, WardsAuto.com reported.

March 5, 2012
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Bendix Parts Recall Remedied, Navistar Ships Its Backlog

Efforts to overcome the effect of defective brake valves supplied by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems are progressing, with Navistar Inc. reporting that all its trucks delayed for repairs have now been shipped.

March 5, 2012
Business, Equipment

Accuride Posts 4Q Profit, Annual Loss

Improving North American trucks sales led parts maker Accuride Corp. to post a fourth-quarter profit but a net loss for the year, the Evansville, Ind., company said.

Transport Topics
March 1, 2012
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

ATA Supports EOBR Rule in Court Brief

American Trucking Associations has defended the federal government’s moves to encourage the use of electronic onboard recorders among trucking fleets in a brief filed in federal court.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2012
Business, Equipment

Cooper Tire Reports Higher 4Q Profit, Resolves Labor Dispute

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. reported a fourth-quarter profit and said it reached agreement with the United Steelworkers union ending a three-month lockout at an Ohio plant.

Transport Topics
February 28, 2012
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

2011 Class 8 Fleet Declines Despite Jump in Registrations

The total U.S. Class 8 fleet dropped 2.1% in the 4th quarter of 2011 compared with the last quarter of 2010, as fleets continued to squeeze out their oldest trucks to bring freight capacity more into alignment with available loads, according to R.L. Polk & Co.

February 27, 2012
Business, Equipment

Commercial Vehicle Group’s Income Jumps

Commercial Vehicle Group’s fourth-quarter and full-year income jumped on increases in the North American Class 8 heavy-duty truck and global construction markets.

Transport Topics
February 23, 2012
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA to Hold EOBR Listening Session at MATS

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hear public comments at the Mid-America Trucking Show next month about the potential that drivers using electronic onboard recorders could be harassed by the carriers they drive for.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2012
Business, Equipment

TMC Gives Five Silver Spark Plug Awards

TAMPA, Fla. — The Technology & Maintenance Council gave one fleet executive and four associate members its Silver Spark Plug Award for career achievement at TMC’s annual meeting being held here this week.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
February 22, 2012

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