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- Unconventional thinking. Kilcarr, Sean // Fleet Owner;Dec2012, Vol. 107 Issue 12, p1
The article discusses plans of UD Trucks North America (UDNA), cabover truck maker, to close production of cabover medium-duty trucks in Japan and aimed for the North American market. Topics discussed include the views of Steve Tam, vice president-commercial vehicle sector for ACT Research Co.,...
- EQUIPMENT GEARS DOWN. Gallagher, John // Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);5/18/2009, Vol. 10 Issue 20, p30
The article focuses on the impact of overcapacity and weak freight demand on truck suppliers. The significant financial losses of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and component makers are attributed to declining truck sales. Carriers are said to be sidelining their excess truck capacity in...
- Time to cut Class 8 production, FTR says. Kilcarr, Sean // Fleet Owner Blog;6/15/2012, p2
The article discusses the need to cut Class 8 truck production due to sluggish demand, based on the analysis by ATR Associates. Jonathan Starks of FTR explains that inventory has been running ahead of demand for the Class 8 and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) must heed this because demand...
- Diversity in distribution. Coia, Anthony // Automotive Logistics;Jul-Sep2012, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p40
The article discusses how logistics services need to adapt as aftermarket demand grows in Russia's central and eastern regions. Most original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have centralized their main warehouses in Moscow. Russia's underdeveloped transport network still poses a challenge for...
- IS THE WINDOW STILL OPEN FOR CARBON FIBER IN AUTOMOBILES? Brosius, Dale // Composites Technology;Apr2008, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p7
The author reflects on whether the use of carbon fibers for automobile hoods is still welcome in the market. He mentions that the use of carbon fibers in street-legal automobiles peaked from 2000 to 2005. He notes that original equipment manufacturers (OEM) produced carbon fiber hoods in higher...
- Rolling resistance to tire sales. // Fleet Owner;Oct2009, Vol. 104 Issue 10, p18
The article reports on the decline of demand for commercial truck tires produced by original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in the U.S. Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) states that there has been a 44% drop on the demand in 2009. Kevin Rohlwing of the Tire Industry Association (TIA) counters...
- Up, Up and Away. Menig, Paul // Fleet Owner Exclusive Insight;11/6/2015, p1
The article reports on efforts of original equipment manufacturers of the trucking industry to get information for diagnosing problems associated with vehicles and discusses the addition of technology to the industry to reduce costs, improve productivity and offer safety on operating trucks.
- Building smarter trucks. Huff, Aaron // Commercial Carrier Journal;Jul2004, Vol. 161 Issue 7, p32
Focuses on various electronic component used by truck original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in the U.S. to produce trucks. Preference of OEM to build their own engines and transmissions; Benefits of focusing on optimizing performance; Function of the telematics solutions for OEM.
- Heavy Truck Demand Down in 4Q in China: ACT. // Trailer/Body Builders Exclusive Insight;4/4/2012, p1
The article discusses the "China Commercial Outlook" report jointly published by ACT and China's State Information Center (SIC) that indicated that heavy truck demand in China fell in the fourth quarter of 2011.