Equipment
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Salvation Army to Install SmartDrive Software on Entire Fleet

The Salvation Army said it will install safety monitoring and vehicle diagnostic systems, manufactured by SmartDrive, on its entire fleet.

Transport Topics
July 16, 2007
Business, Equipment

Eaton’s 2Q Profit Dips; Company Boosts Outlook

Vehicle parts manufacturer Eaton Corp. said Monday its second-quarter net earnings dipped compared with a year ago, but its earnings per share remained the same and the company boosted its full-year profit outlook.

Transport Topics
July 16, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

ATRI, FMCSA to Host Safety Webinar

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the American Transportation Research Institute will co-host a trucking industry Webinar on Wednesday, July 25, on onboard collision warning systems.

Transport Topics
July 16, 2007
Government, Business, Equipment

Cummins Boosts Dividend

Bloomberg News

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. said its board agreed to raise the company’s quarterly cash dividend by 25 cents per share, from 18 cents per share, a 39% increase.

Transport Topics
July 11, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Port of Oakland to Launch GPS Tracking System

Trucking companies, owner-operators and shippers at the Port of Oakland, Calif., and Oakland’s World Trade Center will be able to track freight using Global Positioning System technology starting in about six months.

Transport Topics
July 9, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

DOT Inspector General Urges More SafeStat Improvements

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s safety rating system has been improved but is still not ready to return to public view, said the Department of Transportation’s inspector general.

July 2, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment

Feds Order Recall of Chinese-Made Tires

Federal officials ordered a recall of tires made in China after their U.S. distribution company disclosed that the Chinese manufacturer had stopped including a safety feature that prevented tire treads from separating, the New York Times reported.

Transport Topics
June 27, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

OOIDA, C.R. England Claim Partial Victory in Class-Action Suit

Truckload carrier C.R. England and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association each claimed partial victory after a federal district court ruled on a case involving federal truth-in-leasing regulations.

Transport Topics
June 26, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Equipment

OEMs Promote Disc Brakes as 2007 Option

Class 8 truck makers said they are offering electronically controlled air disc brakes as an option in 2007 models, promoting them as safer and easier to maintain than the drum brakes most U.S. heavy trucks use.

June 25, 2007
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Fleet Grows 4.8% as Freight Levels Drop

The U.S. heavy-duty truck fleet was about 4.8% larger at the end of the first quarter than it was in the comparable period last year, according to new data from R.K. Polk & Co.

June 18, 2007

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