Report: Fed Minutes Show No Clear Insight on Rates

An increasingly divided Federal Reserve that decided to hit pause in its easing cycle after a rate cut at its October meeting offered little guidance on what would cause policymakers to change their minds on the outlook, minutes of the central bank’s last policy meeting showed. Reuters reported that the readout, released Wednesday (Nov. 20), […]

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Unemployment Unchanged, Hints at Softer Market

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits was unexpectedly unchanged at a five-month high last week, suggesting some softening in the labor market. Reuters reported that while other data on Thursday (No.v. 21) showed a mild pickup in factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region this month, manufacturers reported a sharp slowdown in new […]

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Cummins Inc. Targeting Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

Cummins Inc. announced its next environmental sustainability strategy, which includes science-based goals that meet or exceed the goals in the United Nations Paris agreement on climate change. By 2050, Cummins is targeting net-zero carbon emissions. “Our communities and our business depend on our collective response to improve the health of the planet while creating prosperity […]

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Deadline For ’20 RVB RISE Awards is Set at Dec. 14

The Dec. 14 entry deadline is quickly approaching for the 2nd Annual RVBusiness RISE (Recognizing Innovation & Supplier Excellence) Awards program, designed to honor the best and most innovative new products marketed by RV industry component suppliers for the 2020 model year. The 2020 RISE Awards will again will recognize one winner and four runners-up […]

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RVIA Issues an Alert on Shift in Oregon Law For RVs

Earlier this year, the Oregon Legislature passed two bills which eliminated the Oregon state RV code program and moved all types of RVs under the purview of the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). According to a legislative alert from the RV Industry Association (RVIA), these new laws take effect […]

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‘Classic Transport’ Announces Leadership Changes

Classic Transport announced changes in leadership as the company recently promoted three executives to new positions. According to a press release, Jodi Schieber now serves as Classic Transport’s president. She started with the transporter in 2001 and has held positions as transportation coordinator and towable operations manager. Most recently, Schieber served as general manager. “I […]

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Continental Recognized for Packaging, Advertising

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket earned two 2019 Import Product and Marketing Awards for its new line of ClearContact Premium Beam wiper blades. According to a press release the awards were presented for best packaging and best merchandising/advertising of a product on Nov. 5, during the Import Vehicle Community Import Products and Marketing Awards ceremony […]

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Ed McNamara Earns Doctoral From Sobel University

Ed McNamara will be awarded the first doctoral certificate with Sobel University. According to a press release, he will deliver his doctoral thesis on Dec. 9 at 10:45 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriot in Tacoma, Wash. McNamara’s doctoral thesis included putting together a working system to hire and train technicians starting as early as […]

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Trump Will Hike China Tariffs if ‘Trade Deal’ Fizzles

President Donald Trump threatened higher tariffs on Chinese goods if the country does not make a deal on trade. CNBC reported that the comments came during a meeting with the president’s Cabinet on Tuesday (Nov. 19). The U.S. and China, the world’s two largest economies, have been locked in an apparent stalemate in trade negotiations […]

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