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Landstar’s First-Quarter Income Improves

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Truckload carrier Landstar System’s first-quarter net income rose to $23.7 million, or 45 cents a share, from $21.6 million, or 38 cents, a year earlier.

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April 17, 2008
Business, Government, Equipment

Hino Shifting Medium-Duty Work to W. Va.

Hino Motors Ltd. said it will halt assembly of trucks in California and shift the work to a West Virginia factory to consolidate U.S. production, Bloomberg reported.

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April 17, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Buy Florida Leasing Firm

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Ryder System said Monday it will buy most of the assets of Florida-based Gator Leasing, which will add about 2,300 vehicles to Ryder's fleet.

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April 14, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

Eaton’s 1Q Profit Gains; Trucking Segment Lags

Heavy-duty vehicle parts manufacturer Eaton Corp.’s first-quarter net earnings rose 5.6%, led by international sales, though its truck segment’s sales declined, the company said Monday.

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April 14, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

UAW Rejects Mediator on American Axle Strike, Paper Reports

Parts supplier American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings has asked a federal mediator to help broker a deal to end the a 48-day strike, but offer was rejected by the United Auto Workers union, the Detroit News reported Monday.

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April 14, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Cummins Begins Production at Chinese Fuel Systems Plant

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. said Tuesday it opened its first fuel systems manufacturing site outside of North America, the Cummins Fuel Systems Wuhan plant, in China.

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April 8, 2008
Business, Equipment, Technology, Safety

Rates Rise on Indiana Toll Road; Truckers Begin Using I-Zoom

The cost to drive on the Indiana Toll Road rose for all vehicles with three or more axles, as well as two-axle vehicles that were not using the I-Zoom electronic tolling system, which debuted on the road last week.

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April 7, 2008
Business, Equipment

Arrow Trucking to Replace Fleet with New Freightliners

Flatbed carrier Arrow Trucking Co. has entered into a financing agreement with DaimlerChrysler Truck Financial under which it will replace its 1,400-truck fleet over five years, the Tulsa World newspaper reported Thursday.

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April 3, 2008
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Accuride, Benecor to Distribute Urea

Accuride Corp., a maker of wheels, chassis parts and seat assemblies for commercial trucks and trailers, said it will form a joint venture with Benecor Inc. to distribute diesel exhaust fluid, or urea, at truck stops, fuel stations and fleet locations.

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March 31, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

Equipment Lessors Consolidate, Reduce Fleet Sizes to Adjust for Changing Demand

A weak economy and a deteriorating business environment for truckers are creating challenges and opportunities for equipment leasing and rental companies, executives in the field say.

March 31, 2008

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