Heavy Duty Trucking

OCT 2014

The Fleet Business Authority

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www.truckiningfo.com OCTOBER 2014 • HDT 27 Grant Trapp 1 year of service Charlie Rector 9 years of service That's not just a lift—that's a bold example of American ingenuity. Add to that rigorous testing and superior engineering and you have a lift that stands above the rest. Learn more at www.rotarylift.com/raised-in-madison/hdt Circle 256 on Reader Action Card 8% Logistics cost as a percent of GDP. It's been declining over the last 30 years, from 16% before deregulation, says John Larkin of investment firm Stifel. by the $3.778 Average price of diesel in July — the lowest it has been since mid-July of 2012. the independent researcher surveyed heavy-duty fleet, safety, maintenance, and service managers in the U.S. Close to 50% of the respondents chose Cummins, with its closest competitor capturing only 23% of the votes. y Goodyear's 24/7 Emergency Roadside Service program recently helped its 1 millionth customer return to service. y Navistar's joint venture with Chinese truck maker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile, a one-million- square foot facility in Hefei, China, has begun engine production. The plant is capable of produc- ing 200,000 Euro IV and Euro V compliant engines per year. y TRW announced a seven-year term agreement with Daimler Trucks North America to be the standard steering system supplier across the DTNA lineup. y SmartDrive Systems will relocate its corporate headquarters to San Diego's Sorrento Valley to support the business' growth. y Accuride's Henderson, Ky., steel wheel manufacturing facility was awarded the Association for Manufacturing Excellence 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Award for excellence in manufactur- ing operations, continuous improvement, best practices, creativity and innovation. \Goodyear's 24/7 Emergency Roadside 8.5% Increase in the amount of freight moving between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners, Canada and Mexico, in July from a year before.

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