Equipment
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Acquire Gordon Truck Leasing

Ryder System

Ryder System said late Wednesday it will acquire Philadelphia-based Gordon Truck Leasing. Terms were not disclosed.

Transport Topics
August 7, 2008
Equipment, Business

FleetPride Acquires Truck & Trailer Supply

Heavy-duty truck and trailer parts aftermarket distributor FleetPride Inc. said it has acquired Truck & Trailer Supply, based in Roswell, N. Mex. Terms were not disclosed.

Transport Topics
August 4, 2008
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Government

Volvo Offers Bendix Air Disc Brakes on Heavy Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America said Monday it is now offering Bendix heavy-duty air disc brakes on Volvo VN and VT model trucks.

Transport Topics
August 4, 2008
Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Iteris, Delphi to Team on Safety Technologies

Iteris Inc. and Delphi Corp. said Monday that Iteris has been named the exclusive distributor of Delphi’s forward collision warning system for the North American commercial vehicle market.

Transport Topics
August 4, 2008
Business, Equipment

Cooper Tire Takes 2Q Loss

Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. said Monday it posted a second-quarter loss of $22 million, or 38 cents a share, compared with earning $17.6 million, or 28 cents, a year ago.

Transport Topics
August 4, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

DOT Issues Transport Plan

Declaring the current system irrevocably “broken,” Transportation Secretary Mary Peters unveiled the Bush administration’s final major surface transportation policy initiative — a reform of the highway program that includes unlimited tolling and an increased emphasis on private capital.

August 4, 2008
Fuel, Business, Safety, Equipment, Government

Bridgestone Firestone to Hike Prices by Up to 10%

Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire said Thursday that it will raise prices by up to 10% on all of its truck, bus, pickup and passenger tires because of higher raw materials costs and persistently high fuel prices.

Transport Topics
July 31, 2008
Business, Safety, Equipment

Goodyear’s 2Q Profit Rises on International Sales

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s second-quarter profit rose to $75 million, or 31 cents a share, from $56 million, or 26 cents, in 2007 as stronger international sales offset a slip in the North American market, the company said Thursday.

Transport Topics
July 31, 2008
Business, Safety, Equipment

Cummins’ Profits Rise as Engine Demand Recovers

Engine manufacturer Cummins Inc., said that its second-quarter profits rose to a record as overseas demand bolstered a recovering North American truck-engine market.

Transport Topics
July 30, 2008
Business, Equipment

ArvinMeritor Reports Fiscal 3Q Profit

Vehicle component supplier ArvinMeritor earned $44 million, or 60 cents a share in the quarter ended June 30, compared with a loss of $70 million, or 99 cents, a year ago, the company said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
July 29, 2008

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