Business, Safety, Equipment

American Axle to Produce Commercial Truck Parts

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings will expand a factory in Michigan to build more parts for large commercial trucks, reducing its reliance on General Motors Corp. for business, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

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

Ryder Completes Acquisition of Gordon Truck Leasing

Ryder System said Wednesday it completed its previously announced acquisition of Gordon Truck Leasing, based in Philadelphia.

Transport Topics
September 3, 2008
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Wright Express Completes International Acquisition

Wright Express Corp. said it completed its acquisition of Financial Automation Limited, a New Zealand-based international provider of fuel card processing software systems.

Transport Topics
September 2, 2008
Fuel, Business, Equipment

Kenworth Offers Synthetic Axle Lube as Standard

Kenworth Truck Co. will make standard on its Class 5-8 trucks a synthetic axle lube that will boost fuel economy by 1%, the company said.

Transport Topics
September 2, 2008
Government, Business, Equipment

ArvinMeritor Dedicates Mexico Plant

Truck components maker ArvinMeritor Inc. said it dedicated a new $30 million manufacturing facility in northern Mexico for trucks built in the United States and Canada.

Transport Topics
August 28, 2008
Business, Government, Equipment, Safety, Technology, Autonomous

Freightliner to Offer Meritor WABCO System

Freightliner Trucks, part of Daimler Trucks North America, said it will offer Meritor WABCO’s new automatic forward-collision warning and braking system on its models Cascadia and Century Class S/T tractors.

Transport Topics
August 25, 2008
Business, Equipment

Cummins Adds to Market Share in 2008 as Caterpillar’s Engine Sales Decline

Independent engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. continued increasing its market share in heavy-duty engines during the first half of 2008, while sales by competitor Caterpillar Inc. dwindled, reported.

August 25, 2008
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

Class 8 Fleet Growth Stagnant In 2nd Quarter, Polk Reports

Growth in the nation’s fleet of Class 8 trucks ground to a halt during the second quarter, as U.S. registrations for vehicles in operation rose by just 0.75%, according to R.L. Polk & Co.

August 25, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

Goodyear to Close 92 U.S. Retail Outlets

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plans to close 92 retail stores with about 500 full-time workers by the end of the year because of their lack of profitability, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
August 20, 2008
Fuel, Business, Safety, Government, Equipment

Westport Begins Trading on Nasdaq

Westport Innovations, which makes alternative fuel transportation technologies, said Monday it has begun trading on the Nasdaq stock market.

Transport Topics
August 18, 2008