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Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

JBS Carriers Ordered to Install EOBRs on All Trucks as Part of FMCSA Deal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it has ordered JBS Carriers of Greeley, Colo., to install electronic onboard recorders on its roughly 700-truck fleet.

November 15, 2010
Business, Equipment

Arrow Trucking Employees to Get $2 Million in Back Pay

About 572 former employees of bankrupt flatbed carrier Arrow Trucking Co. will receive $2 million in back wages and benefits, the Tulsa World newspaper reported, citing court documents.

November 11, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA Orders Colorado Fleet to Install EOBRs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered a Colorado carrier to install electronic onboard recorders on its fleet by March, after deeming the trucking company in violation of federal hours of service rules.

November 9, 2010
Business, Equipment

Manufacturers Raise Truck Tire Prices

North American truck tire manufacturers have imposed a new round of price increases, generally about 8%, citing higher raw material costs that coincided with greater tire sales and some reports of tire shortages.

November 8, 2010
Business, Equipment

Accuride Reports Third-Quarter Profit

Commercial vehicle component manufacturer Accuride Corp. Thursday said it posted a third-quarter profit compared with a loss a year ago, as net sales jumped 42%.

November 4, 2010
Business, Equipment

ISM Services Index Grows in October

The U.S. economy’s service sector expanded at a faster pace in October, the Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday.

November 3, 2010
Business, Equipment

Tire Makers Cite Higher Costs; Set Price Increases

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Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations said it was boosting tire prices 8% due to higher energy and raw materials costs, and other tire makers also cited rising costs in their recent earnings statements.

November 2, 2010
Business, Equipment

Wabco Reports Higher Profit in 3Q

Wabco Holdings said it earned a profit of $44 million, or 66 cents a share in the third quarter, compared with a loss of $33.8 million, or 52 cents, a year ago.

November 1, 2010
Business, Equipment

ISM Manufacturing Index Improves in October

U.S. manufacturing activity improved in October, the Institute for Supply Management said Monday.

November 1, 2010
Business, Logistics, Equipment

New Materials and Techniques Save Weight, Fight Corrosion

New building techniques and innovative materials are helping to make trailers, especially dry vans and reefers, lighter, more fuel efficient and better at fighting corrosion, manufacturers said.

November 1, 2010