Business, Equipment

Delphi’s First-Quarter Earnings Rise

Vehicle components maker Delphi Automotive PLC said Tuesday its first-quarter profit jumped 18% on higher sales.

Transport Topics
April 24, 2012
Business, Safety, Technology, Government, Equipment

Roadrunner Purchases Flatbed Carrier

Roadrunner Transportation

Roadrunner Transportation Systems said it has purchased D&E Transport, an asset-light flatbed carrier, for $11.2 million.

Transport Topics
April 20, 2012
Business, Logistics, Equipment

Great Dane Opens Factory, Begins Work on Design Lab

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Great Dane Trailers unveiled two major expansion projects for its operations in the Savannah area last week, officially opening the doors on its ninth manufacturing plant and breaking ground for an engineering and testing facility.

April 9, 2012
Business, Logistics, Equipment

New Trailer Orders Decline 4%, but Makers Remain Confident

Customers ordered a net total of 21,800 new commercial trailers in February, a 4% drop from last February, ACT Research Co. reported, but manufacturers were confident it was just a temporary lull.

April 9, 2012
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Repair Kits for Brake Valves Being Delivered, Bendix Says

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Permanent repair kits for defective ATR-6 traction-relay brake valves are moving to truck makers, executives of Bendix Commercial Vehicle System said.

March 26, 2012
Business, Equipment

Philadelphia Manufacturing Index Rises to 11-Month High

Manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia region expanded in March at the fastest pace in 11 months, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday.

Transport Topics
March 15, 2012
Special Coverage, Business, Equipment

Cummins, Eaton Unveil Heavy-Duty Powertrain

Engine maker Cummins Inc. and component manufacturer Eaton Corp. unveiled a new powertrain package for the North American heavy-duty truck market that they said will boost fuel economy by 3% to 6%.

Transport Topics
March 14, 2012
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, 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