ELYRIA, Ohio — Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC. today announced it has been named as a Leader-level recipient of truck manufacturer PACCAR’s prestigious annual Supplier Performance Management (SPM) Award. All 2018 SPM Award recipients were honored December 6 in Bellevue, Washington.
Blue Bird surpassed $1 billion in total revenue for the year, and posted a nearly 3-percent increase in new school bus sales despite higher steel and commodity prices tied in part to tariffs, the manufacturer reported.
President Donald Trump signed a historic new trade deal with the leaders of Mexico and Canada on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, that will replace the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. Nervous school bus manufacturers have been especially concerned about what will happen with possible tarriffs on imported steel from Canada.
By and large, the school bus industry is supportive of the new EPA Cleaner Trucks Initiative for standardizing emissions regulations for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from medium- and heavy-duty engines.
DETROIT— General Motors (NYSE: GM) will accelerate its transformation for the future, officials announced, by building on the comprehensive strategy it laid out in 2015 to strengthen its core business, capitalize on the future of personal mobility and make significant cost efficiencies.
Michelin North America is yet another manufacturer to increase its tire prices to counter-balance the increase of operating costs, plus other market factors.