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Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Nokia Gets Antitrust Approval for Navteq Acquisition

Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia received European antitrust approval to complete its $8.1 billion purchase of Navteq Corp., a Chicago-based provider of digital maps for in-vehicle navigation systems.

Transport Topics
July 3, 2008
Business, Equipment, Safety

ArvinMeritor to Acquire European Remanufacturer

Heavy-duty components maker ArvinMeritor Inc. said it will buy Trucktechnic, a Belgium-based remanufacturer and distributor of commercial vehicle disc and foundation brakes and components.

Transport Topics
July 3, 2008
Business, Government, Equipment

Michelin Boosting U.S. Tire Prices

Tire maker Michelin & Cie. is boosting commercial truck replacement tire prices by as much as 8% in North America, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
July 2, 2008
Business, Equipment

Eaton Names Palchak Automotive Group CEO

Heavy-duty truck and auto components maker Eaton Corp. said Thursday it named Joseph Palchak chief executive officer of its automotive group.

Transport Topics
June 26, 2008
Fuel, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder Offers New GPS Tool

Ryder System

Ryder System is offering its customers a new high-tech tool to help its customers save fuel, the Miami Herald reported Monday.

Transport Topics
June 23, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

IdleAire Can Proceed With Sale, Judge Rules

IdleAire Technologies Corp., which designs anti-idling systems for long-haul trucks at truck stops, can proceed with a proposed sale without an investigation, a judge ruled, Bloomberg reported Monday.

Transport Topics
June 16, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Equipment

Several Class 8 Hybrids Being Developed, But Experts Say Many Obstacles Still Loom

WASHINGTON — Several prototype Class 8 hybrid trucks are currently under development, but the technical and economic obstacles in the way of placing reliable and fuel-efficient heavy hybrid over-the-road trucks in service remain daunting, experts told a House subcommittee.

June 16, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Roadrunner Rebrands, Expands Services

Roadrunner Transportation Services, formerly known as Roadrunner Dawes Freight Systems, said Monday it has rebranded to reflect new offerings its third-party transportation logistics, supply-chain management, and truckload and less-than-truckload services.

Transport Topics
June 16, 2008
Business, Equipment

Cummins, Navistar Extend Agreement Through 2013

Cummins Inc. and Navistar International Corp. said Monday they have extended their engine supply agreement for Class 8 on-highway diesel engines through 2013.

Transport Topics
June 16, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

Caterpillar Exits U.S. Truck Market

Caterpillar Inc., which lost its dominant position in heavy-duty engines last year because of persistent problems with 2007-compliant models, said it will pull out of the North American Class 8 market by 2010, except for a severe-duty truck and engine in partnership with Navistar International Corp.

June 16, 2008

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