Trucking adds 700 jobs in September

| October 11, 2012

For-hire trucking companies added 700 payroll jobs in September on a seasonally adjusted basis as the overall U.S. economy added 114,000 nonfarm jobs.

Agency conclusion of report clashes with institute’s

| October 10, 2012

In response to an ATRI report that determined CSA scores do not accurately portray a carrier's crash risk, FMCSA says the report actually shows evidence supporting the program's effectiveness.

Cummins to shut down facilities, reduce work force

| October 10, 2012

Cummins says it's responding to a weak global economy by cutting costs while maintaining investments in growth programs with planned work week reductions, shutdowns at some manufacturing facilities and some targeted work force reductions.

Diesel jumps 1.5 cents

| October 10, 2012

After declining for two consecutive weeks, the U.S. average diesel price rose 1.5 cent to $4.094 a gallon during the week ended Monday, Oct. 8.

Navistar reviewing more plant closings

| October 05, 2012

Navistar CEO Lewis Campbell says company is reviewing all operations beyond its core North American truck and parts business to see whether any need to be adjusted, sold or closed as it seeks to increase profits.

Manufacturing expands for first time in four months

| October 02, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September following three consecutive months of slight contraction.

Cummins ISX15 earns EPA 2014 certification

| October 02, 2012

The engine maker has received certification for its ISX15 engine from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, meeting both the EPA 2013 regulations and the new greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency rules that will take effect in 2014.

DOT warns of fake letters

| October 01, 2012

The agency says motor carriers are being targeted by letters attempting to obtain bank information.

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