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Business, Fuel, Equipment, Government, Autonomous

Truck Suppliers See Obstacles in Push for ‘World’ Vehicle

LAS VEGAS — Leading heavy-duty truck components manufacturers said technology exists today to build a safer, environmentally friendly and low-cost heavy-duty “world truck,” but major obstacles are consumer acceptance and the lack of a single global standard for emissions and safety technology.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2007
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

ArvinMeritor’s Fiscal First-Quarter Earnings Decline

Components maker ArvinMeritor Inc. said its fiscal first-quarter earnings fell to $7 million or 10 cents a share, from $34 million or 49 cents a year earlier, as it said it faced challenges from the automotive, light-duty and heavy-duty truck segments.

January 30, 2007
Business, Equipment

Cummins Reports Record Sales for 4Q, 2006

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. Monday reported record sales and earnings for the fourth quarter and full-year 2006, with sales topping $3 billion in the quarter for the first time.

January 29, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

TMW President Says Slowdown Not Expected for ’07 Sales

The president of trucking software provider TMW Systems said he does not expect a slowdown in sales this year, even as some trucking companies face a downturn in demand for freight-hauling services.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 29, 2007
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

E&MU: Coping With ’07 Emission Systems

The maintenance managers of two vehicle leasing companies expect few problems in their shops as the truck-operating industry shifts to the next generation of lower-emission diesel engines.

Rob Fernandez | Special to Transport Topics
January 29, 2007
Business, Equipment

Eaton’s Earnings Rise 15% for Fourth Quarter

Vehicle parts manufacturer Eaton Corp. said Monday that its fourth-quarter earnings rose nearly 15% from a year ago.

January 22, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Technology Briefs — Jan. 17 - Jan. 22

Georgia Weigh Stations to Use PrePass • Purolator Selects Software System from Carrier Logistics • Iowa Plans Internet Kiosks at Rest Stops • President to Address Global Warming in Tuesday Speech

January 22, 2007
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Letters to the Editor: EPA and Engines; Onboard Diagnostics

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. Once again, the great Environmental Protection Agency has brainwashed the public in the name of environmental protection. As a small fleet owner of longhaul flatbed equipment, our injectors and fuel systems are taking a beating in the name of conservation.

January 22, 2007
Business, Equipment

Moody’s Downgrades ArvinMeritor’s Debt Rating

Moody’s Investors Service cut its rating on components maker ArvinMeritor Inc., saying the company’s profits will likely remain under pressure despite recent progress in cutting its debt, Reuters reported.

January 22, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

ACE to Be Required at Entry Points in California, Texas, N. Mex.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said Friday that truck carriers entering the United States at all land border ports of entry in California, Texas and New Mexico will be required to present advance electronic cargo information through the Automated Commercial Environment truck manifest system.

January 19, 2007