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ArvinMeritor Dedicates Mexico Plant

Truck components maker ArvinMeritor Inc. said it dedicated a new $30 million manufacturing facility in northern Mexico for trucks built in the United States and Canada.

August 28, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

China’s Largest Truck Company’s Profit Rises 40%

China’s largest truck maker, Sinotruk, boosted a first-half profit 40% as consumers rushed to buy vehicles before the introduction of a new emissions regulation, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

August 28, 2008
Government

Second-Quarter GDP Grew by 3.3%

The U.S. economy grew at a 3.3% annual rate in the second quarter, up from an earlier estimate, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

August 28, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Autonomous

Editorial: Truck Driver Appreciation

A good rule of thumb is that you cannot appreciate truck drivers too much. But we’re convinced that expression of admiration for what America’s 3.5 million professional drivers accomplish on a daily basis carries a certain value.

August 27, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Chicago’s O’Hare Conducts Mobile Cargo Screening

The Transportation Security Administration for the first time has used a mobile X-ray machine capable of screening contents of large cargo containers to check trucks entering Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, the Associated Press reported.

August 27, 2008
Government

Oil Rises on Lower Inventories; Gustav May Strengthen

Oil prices rose more than $2 to top $119 a barrel Wednesday following a report that inventories declined last week, Bloomberg reported.

August 27, 2008
Business, Government

Durable Goods Orders Rise 1.3% in July

Durable goods orders rose 1.3% in July, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

August 27, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Falls 6.2¢ to $4.145 a Gallon

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

The average national price of retail diesel fuel continued its downward trend, falling 6.2 cents to $4.145 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

August 26, 2008
Business, Government, Safety

Opinion: Outsourcing — Trucking’s Elephant in the Room

The transportation industry is in a dangerous place, one where even well-known industry players such as Jevic Transportation, which closed its doors in May, and Jim Palmer Trucking, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in July, can go under — taking their employees with them.

August 26, 2008
Business, Government

New Home Sales Rebound in July

New home sales rose in July from a 17-year low the previous month, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

August 26, 2008

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