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Ford Motor Co. said it fell short of third-quarter earnings expectations, citing higher costs and lower quality, a day after it won labor peace through a tentative contract with the UAW.
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Snarled traffic added $94.6 billion in costs to the trucking industry in 2021, up from $74.5 billion in 2016, according to a study by the American Transportation Research Institute.October 25, 2023
HOUSTON — An FBI cyberintelligence specialist stressed the importance of trucking cybersecurity to the health of the economy during an Oct. 23 presentation.
Honda Motor Co. is shelving plans to jointly develop affordable electric vehicles with General Motors Co. due to a changing business environment, CEO Toshihiro Mibe said.
A leading proponent of repealing a tax on the purchase of new trucks called on colleagues to endorse his effort.
Roughly one of every eight trucks inspected for brake-related violations was placed out of service by commercial vehicle inspectors during Brake Safety Week in August.October 24, 2023
AUSTIN, Texas — A panel of trucking maintenance executives said at an MCE 2023 session that properly inflated tires save on fuel and wear, and contribute to environmental sustainability.October 24, 2023
DETROIT — A strike by auto workers against General Motors is expected to cut pretax earnings by $800 million this year, and another $200 million per week after that.
U.S. trailer orders in September notched their first year-over-year increase for 2023 as order books for next year began to open, according to ACT Research.