Business, Government, Safety, Equipment, Technology

Trucking Warms to Electronic Stability Systems

Despite the lack of a new, long-promised federal stopping-distance rule for heavy-duty trucks, brake companies are making — and original equipment manufacturers are offering — a growing array of electronic systems designed to help truckers stop faster and maintain more control.

June 8, 2009
Business, Government, Equipment

YRC Consolidates Its Management Team

YRC Worldwide Inc. last week said it was consolidating top management of its less-than-truckload services as it also pursues moves to conserve cash, such as selling its headquarters and negotiating a proposed pension deal for its unionized employees.

June 8, 2009
Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Government

States Creating ‘Smart Road’ Projects with Stimulus Funds to Reduce Traffic

Instead of buying only asphalt and steel, several states will spend federal stimulus dollars on “smart road” projects that use information technology to reduce congestion, according to a survey by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

June 8, 2009
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics, Technology, Equipment

Bill Would Ban Tolling on Existing Highways

A bill to keep states from tolling existing roads in the National Highway System has been introduced in Congress by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas).

June 1, 2009
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment

Active Transportation Buys Fellow Auto Hauler

Active Transportation said it bought majority ownership in Jack Cooper Transport, a move that consolidates two car haulers at a time when auto industry sales are at the lowest level since 1981.

June 1, 2009
Business, Equipment

Dana Names New CEO

Driveshaft and axle maker Dana Holding Corp. has named James Sweetnam as its new president and chief executive officer.

Transport Topics
May 28, 2009
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics, Technology, Equipment

Senate Bill Would Ban Tolls on National Highway System

Legislation introduced by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) would ban the tolls on the National Highway System.

Transport Topics
May 27, 2009
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Fleets See Longer Tire Life with Monitoring Systems

Trucking fleets and tire makers said increased use of tire-pressure monitoring systems and automatic inflation systems is saving lives and money.

May 25, 2009
Business, Equipment

Two Auto Haulers to Merge

The sluggish automobile industry has led Jack Cooper Transport Co., an automobile carrier for General Motors Corp., to merge with another car hauling company, the Kansas City Star reported.

Transport Topics
May 22, 2009
Business, Government, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Volvo Backs Use of Longer, Heavier Trucks

BOSTON — Volvo Trucks joined the argument over allowing longer, heavier trucks on U.S. highways, saying Congress should allow them on the interstate system to relieve congestion, increase productivity, conserve fuel and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

May 18, 2009