Business, Government, Equipment

Eaton’s Fourth-Quarter Income Declines

Vehicle parts manufacturer Eaton Corp. said Monday its fourth-quarter profit fell to $163 million, or 98 cents per share, from $256 million, or $1.71, a year earlier.

Transport Topics
January 26, 2009
Business, Fuel, Equipment

Cummins Emissions Unit Sets Partnership; Will Close Wisconsin Plant

Cummins Inc. unit Cummins Emission Solutions said it will partner with a technology company for 2010 engine controls and that it will close a Wisconsin plant.

Transport Topics
January 21, 2009
Business, Equipment

Eaton Plans 5,200 More Job Cuts

Components maker Eaton Corp. said it plans to cut 5,200 jobs worldwide following its 3,400 job cuts last year, due to lower demand, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

Transport Topics
January 21, 2009
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Continued Growth of Multi-mode Transport Spurs Information Technology Systems

The information systems that support intermodal trucking companies are much like the business of intermodalism itself: complex, multi-headed and increasingly important to motor carriers.

January 19, 2009
Business, Equipment, Government

Anything Trucker Creates Online LTL Load Board

Anything Trucker, an Internet retailer of truck and trailer accessories, said Jan. 5 it had launched the Freight Auction Network for less-than-truckload carriers.

Transport Topics
January 16, 2009
Business, Equipment

Cummins to Cut 800 Jobs Worldwide; Freeze Salaries

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. said Tuesday it will cut at least 800 jobs worldwide by the end of February and will freeze salaries for the year in response to deteriorating economic conditions.

Transport Topics
January 13, 2009
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Snow System Moving East; Roads in Several States To Be Affected

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Weather forecasters posted winter storm warnings across the Northern Plains Monday, as a cold system threatened the region as it moved south and east, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
January 12, 2009
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety

EPA Warns of Possible Dioxins In Cummins’ 2010 SCR System

The Environmental Protection Agency said it is concerned that emissions systems using a copper compound that engine maker Cummins Inc. will use in 2010 models could generate “likely human carcinogen” dioxins, in which case it would “likely not certify” the systems.

January 12, 2009
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

States’ Stimulus Plans Differ From Obama’s

Plans by some states for spending on new highways may undermine the planned economic stimulus, which would focus on existing roads and new transit systems, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
January 7, 2009
Business, Safety, Equipment, Government

Maryland Proposes Raising Truck Tolls

Bruce Andrew Peters for TT

Maryland is proposing raising toll rates on trucks and other multi-axle vehicles in the face of a struggling economy, the Maryland Transportation Authority said.

Transport Topics
January 6, 2009