Trucking Industry


U.S. producer prices fall for second straight month

U.S. producer prices dropped in October for a second straight month and the cost of services fell, pointing to subdued inflation pressures that would argue against the Federal Reserve raising interest rates next month.

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Ford investing $9B in plants under UAW deal

Ford Motor Co. plans to invest $9 billion under a new four-year UAW contract that will result in new vehicles, engines, and transmissions, along with a commitment from Ford to create of retain 8,500 jobs.

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Miller acquires IMPACT Engineering

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. announced that IMPACT Engineering of Jackson, Michigan, has joined Miller in a strategic alignment to provide the industry with expanded electronic weld-data-gathering and process-management capabilities.

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Westport strikes natural gas parts distribution deal

Westport Innovations aftermarket parts division, Westport Parts + Service, has formed a distribution partnership with Alliant Power with an initial focus on Class 1-5 light-duty vehicles through select Alliant Power distributors.

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Prime buys 900 Peterbilt Model 579s

Prime ordered 900PeterbiltModel 579s equipped with PACCAR MX-13 engines. Peterbilt Motors Company announced the purchase which will put the trucks in operation with Prime’s affiliate, Success Leasing.

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House committee approves long-term highway bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved by a unanimous voice vote its version of a long-term highway bill, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763).

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