GM will lay off about 900 employees, blames the slow sales. General Motors Corp. recently said that they will indefinitely shutting down 1 of the 2 production shifts @ the Wentzville plant come August, citing shrinking market for full-size vans that are produced there. Around nine hundred 900 workers are now facing lay offs, the spokesman for GM – Chris Lee has said. It isn’t known if they will come back or not. Lee say that it is subject to the demand from markets. There isn’t any schedule to bring them back for work. Wentzville Mayor, Paul Lambi was pretty optimistic that shutdown will be a temporary one & not for long duration. Lambi says that he doesn’t think that the layoff would be a long one. He also said that they are at turning point with economy and this is simply [...]
Caterpillar recently announced availability of the 15 litres CT15 engine for CT660 vocational truck. CT15 rounds out line of engine, which consists currently of CT11 & CT13 engine with eleven and thirteen liters of displacement respectively. This new offering provides about 550 hp & 1,850 lb.-ft. torque, according to the company. George Taylor, the director of Caterpillar On-Highway Global Group of Truck. CT15 engine is perfect solution of power for the heavy-duty applications & extreme environments. The Cat customers of vocational truck will count on CT15 for a lot of years for reliability & durable operation, and it translates in to bit longer-lasting truck & higher value of resale. Caterpillar CT660 Vocational Truck CT15 reaches torque of peak @ 2,100 rpm & pulls [...]
ATRI or American Transportation Research Institute recently compiled one list of most dangerous places for the truck roll overs in US. Researcher investigated above 50,000 records of crash over 9 yr period for this report, which was released today as 1st phase of 3-part initiative of research. This database covers about 31 states, giving important info to the industry of trucking & officials of transportation. Steve Niswander, who is vice-president of the safety policy & regulatory relations for the Groendyke Transport says that this research is really important to trucking industry, because it informs the drivers of locations that are potentially dangerous, but it should jump start dialogue between government & industry for working together for improving safety at all of these [...]
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