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Business, Equipment

Philadelphia Factory Index Contracts for Third Month

Manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia region contracted for a third straight month in July, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday.

July 19, 2012
Business, Equipment

Cummins Completes Hilite’s SCR Emissions Acquisition

Engine maker Cummins Inc. said Wednesday it completed its acquisition of the emission control assets of Germany-based Hilite International.

July 18, 2012
Government, Business, Equipment

Senate Nixes Bonus Depreciation Bill

The Senate has rejected a bill that would have brought back the bonus depreciation tax deduction for capital spending, a proposal backed by American Trucking Associations.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
July 17, 2012
Business, Equipment

Cummins Raises Dividend, Lowers Full-Year Sales Forecast

Cummins Inc. said Tuesday it will boost its stock dividend by 25%, but cut its 2012 sales forecast, citing weaker truck orders.

July 10, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Letter: The Driver’s Advocate

One of the letters to the editor of your publication written by a safety manager recently did an excellent job of making our point about “harassment” and electronic onboard recorders, or EOBRs.

July 9, 2012
Editorial, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Editorial: Electronic Logs

Highway safety is one of the trucking industry’s top priorities, and we have long supported the industry’s efforts to employ technology in enhancing the safety of our employees’ workplace and the safety of everyone who shares our nation’s highways.

July 9, 2012
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

House Moves to Block Funding for Implementing EOBR Rule

The House approved a bill on June 29 that would block any federal mandate requiring the use of electronic onboard recorders on vehicles, including a regulation included in the highway funding legislation President Obama was expected to sign late last week.

July 9, 2012
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

House Measure Would Block Mandated Use of EOBRs

The House on Friday passed a transportation spending measure that would block rules requiring electronic onboard recorders on trucks.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
June 29, 2012
Business, Equipment

EPA Sets Class 8 Retread Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has established a verification program for tire retreads used by linehaul Class 8 trucks.

June 18, 2012
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Car Hauler Allied Files Again for Bankruptcy; Cites Weakness in Auto, Light-Truck Business

Allied Systems Holdings Inc., the largest U.S. car hauler, last week filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the second time it has done so, saying it’s continuing to provide service and blaming weakness in the car and light-truck business for the move.

June 18, 2012