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Landstar’s Quarterly Income Declines

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Truckload carrier Landstar System said Thursday its first-quarter net income fell to $21.6 million or 38 cents a share, from $24.4 million or 41 cents a year ago.

Transport Topics
April 19, 2007
Business, Equipment

Eaton’s 1Q Profit Improves

Vehicle parts manufacturer Eaton Corp. said Monday that its first-quarter net earnings were $234 million or $1.56 a share, up from $208 million or $1.36 a year ago.

Transport Topics
April 16, 2007
Business, Equipment

Cummins Crosspoint Workers End Strike

Employees of a distributor for diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. went back to work Monday after ending a week-long strike, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
April 10, 2007
Business, Government, Equipment, Autonomous

Tire Makers Raising Prices

At least five major tire manufacturers said they are raising prices on their medium- and heavy-duty truck tires by 3% to 5%, with most citing the rising cost of raw materials as the reason.

April 9, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment, Logistics

Pacer Lowers ’07 Guidance

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Transportation and third-party logistics firm Pacer International lowered its full-year earnings guidance, said it would consolidate some operations and said its board authorized a buyback of up to $100 million of the company’s stock.

Transport Topics
April 5, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Equipment

Strike Continues at Cummins Crosspoint

Negotiations between Teamsters and a distributor for diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. continued Tuesday, two days after workers at a West Virginia facility went on strike, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
April 3, 2007
Business, Equipment

Teamsters Strike at W. Va. Cummins Plant

Forty-three employees of a distributor for diesel engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. went on strike Sunday at a plant in South Charleston, W.Va., the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
April 2, 2007
Business, Technology, Safety, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Companies Use Tracking Technology for Electronic Cargo Security

Many manufacturers provide trucking companies with products that use Global Positioning System satellites to help manage their logistics more seamlessly, but have now found an additional use for the technology.

Beth Rogers | Special to Transport Topics
March 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Perseverance, Timing Key to Mediation of Accident Claims

NEW ORLEANS — While great trials may provide drama and public fascination, mediation of accident claims — a process that avoids that drama — is daily life for trucking companies and other transportation providers. Those involved with the system said mediation takes special skills and techniques.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 28, 2007
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

Eaton Names President of Heavy-Duty Transmission Unit

Truck and auto parts maker Eaton Corp. said Tuesday it named Curt Hutchins president and vice president of its heavy-duty transmission unit, effective April 1.

Transport Topics
March 20, 2007