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Business, Fuel, Equipment

Cummins Reverses Course, Will Use SCR for 2010 Engines

Engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. last week reversed its decision to use only exhaust-gas recirculation to meet 2010 emission standards and said it would instead use urea-based selective catalytic reduction to cut the new engines’ fuel consumption.

August 18, 2008
Business, Fuel, Equipment

Cummins to Add SCR Technology in 2010 Engines

Bloomberg News

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. said Wednesday it will add selective catalytic reduction aftertreatment to its heavy-duty 2010 engines.

August 13, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Acquire Gordon Truck Leasing

Ryder System

Ryder System said late Wednesday it will acquire Philadelphia-based Gordon Truck Leasing. Terms were not disclosed.

August 7, 2008
Equipment, Business

FleetPride Acquires Truck & Trailer Supply

Heavy-duty truck and trailer parts aftermarket distributor FleetPride Inc. said it has acquired Truck & Trailer Supply, based in Roswell, N. Mex. Terms were not disclosed.

August 4, 2008
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Government

Volvo Offers Bendix Air Disc Brakes on Heavy Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America said Monday it is now offering Bendix heavy-duty air disc brakes on Volvo VN and VT model trucks.

August 4, 2008
Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Iteris, Delphi to Team on Safety Technologies

Iteris Inc. and Delphi Corp. said Monday that Iteris has been named the exclusive distributor of Delphi’s forward collision warning system for the North American commercial vehicle market.

August 4, 2008
Business, Equipment

Cooper Tire Takes 2Q Loss

Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. said Monday it posted a second-quarter loss of $22 million, or 38 cents a share, compared with earning $17.6 million, or 28 cents, a year ago.

August 4, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

DOT Issues Transport Plan

Declaring the current system irrevocably “broken,” Transportation Secretary Mary Peters unveiled the Bush administration’s final major surface transportation policy initiative — a reform of the highway program that includes unlimited tolling and an increased emphasis on private capital.

August 4, 2008
Fuel, Business, Safety, Equipment, Government

Bridgestone Firestone to Hike Prices by Up to 10%

Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire said Thursday that it will raise prices by up to 10% on all of its truck, bus, pickup and passenger tires because of higher raw materials costs and persistently high fuel prices.

July 31, 2008
Business, Safety, Equipment

Goodyear’s 2Q Profit Rises on International Sales

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s second-quarter profit rose to $75 million, or 31 cents a share, from $56 million, or 26 cents, in 2007 as stronger international sales offset a slip in the North American market, the company said Thursday.

July 31, 2008