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Accuride Finalizes Acquisition of KIC

Accuride Corp.

Accuride Corp. completed its acquisition of KIC and certain of its affiliated entities, following an agreement announced April 26, the company said.

Transport Topics
May 2, 2017
Business, Government, Equipment

Consumer Spending in Stalls in March

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

U.S. consumer spending stalled in March while inflation slowed to below the Federal Reserve’s target, showing the biggest part of the economy might take more time to gain momentum after a tepid start to the year.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
May 1, 2017
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Allen Lund Co. Forms Joint Venture, TransKool Solutions

Allen Lund Co.

Allen Lund Co. has formed a joint venture with Santos International called TransKool Solutions, which will operate a temperature-controlled warehouse in McAllen, Texas, and offer brokerage services to transport produce and other refrigerated goods from Mexico to the United States and Canada.

Transport Topics
April 28, 2017
Business, Equipment

Accuride Reaches Agreement to Acquire Wheel-End Supplier KIC

Accuride Corp.

Commercial vehicle supplier Accuride Corp. has reached an agreement to acquire KIC, a supplier of wheel-end components, and certain of its affiliated entities.

Transport Topics
April 26, 2017
Business, Equipment

Wabash Reports Lower First-Quarter Net Income, Revenue

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Trailer maker Wabash National Corp. reported lower net income and revenue for the first quarter amid fewer trailer shipments due primarily to timing issues.

Transport Topics
April 25, 2017
Business, Safety, Technology, Government, Equipment, Logistics

Platinum Equity to Buy American Traffic Solutions

Platinum Equity has agreed to buy American Traffic Solutions, a company that provides red-light and speed safety cameras along with automated toll-payment and violation-management systems in the United States and Canada.

Transport Topics
April 24, 2017
Business, Equipment

Suppliers Continue to Find Opportunities Despite OEMs’ Vertical Integration Push

John Sommers II for TT

Truck makers are putting their respective names on more and more of the key components in the Class 8 trucks they build, expanding on their earlier move into manufacturing proprietary engines. They’re now adding axles, transmissions, collision mitigation systems and even fluids.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2017
Technology, Government, Business, Equipment

ELDs Now or Later? Early Adopters Can Choose

Sometimes it pays to be early. Many carriers still using paper driver logs will need to hustle in the coming months to install electronic logging devices in their trucks by Dec. 18, the implementation deadline for the federal ELD mandate. Fleets that already have deployed e-logs, on the other hand, will be afforded much more flexibility.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 20, 2017
Technology, Government, Business, Equipment

Training Vital for E-Log Deployment, Fleets Say

Seth Clevenger — Transport Topics

PHOENIX — With just eight months remaining until the federal electronic logging mandate goes into effect, fleets that still rely on paper driver logs soon will need to make the transition to e-logs, but that process involves much more than simply installing a device in a truck.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 20, 2017
Business, Equipment

$28.7 Million in Cargo Stolen in First Quarter, CargoNet Says

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Since Jan. 1, there have been 358 reported supply chain risk incidents in the United States and Canada, according to data from CargoNet.

Transport Topics
April 19, 2017

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