Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Mack Markets In-Cab System to Reduce Engine Idling

Mack Trucks introduced a new in-cabin power system as an option, joining several other truck manufacturers — including International, Kenworth and Peterbilt — in offering built-in units to limit idling.

June 4, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Allied Emerges from Bankruptcy

Chris Van Houten/Trans Pixs

Vehicle hauler Allied Systems Holdings has emerged from bankruptcy, the company said in a statement.

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May 31, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

TMW Acquires Software Firm

Trucking software firm TMW Systems said Thursday it acquired TMT Software, which makes fleet maintenance applications, for an undisclosed sum.

Tarun Reddy | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2007
Business, Government, Equipment

Bridgestone/Bandag Deal Gains EU Antitrust Clearance

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Tire maker Bridgestone Corp. has secured European antitrust approval to buy Bandag Inc. for $1.05 billion, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

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May 29, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

Class 8 Truck Sales Plunge in April

Sales of new Class 8 trucks plunged 45% in April, compared with a year earlier, the most severe decline in six years.

May 21, 2007
Business, Government, Equipment

Truckers Sue Wal-Mart

Bruce Andrew Peters

A federal judge in Arkansas granted class-action status to truck drivers accusing Wal-Mart Stores of using racially discriminatory practices in hiring over-the-road drivers, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Thursday.

May 17, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMW Cites First-Quarter Upturns

Trucking software provider TMW Systems said it was “pleased” with its first-quarter financial performance and production output.

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May 14, 2007
Business, Equipment

Michelin Forecasts Higher Costs

Tire maker Michelin & Cie. said it will face tougher competition and higher raw materials costs this year, Bloomberg reported Friday.

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May 11, 2007
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Midwest Sees Extensive Flooding

Heavy rains from an already deadly storm system caused extensive floods in Missouri as Midwest waterways rose to levels not seen in 14 years, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

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May 8, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Qualcomm, Maptuit Set Partnership for NaviGo System

Qualcomm Inc. and Maptuit Corp. said Monday they have entered an agreement to make Maptuit’s navigation system available on Qualcomm’s mobile computing platform.

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May 7, 2007