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Midwest Hit By Snowstorm

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Highway and utility crews worked overtime Sunday to recover from a big storm system that buried Ohio and other parts of the Midwest in snow, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
March 10, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Opinion: Be Ready to Explain Your SAFER Scores

Look closely at the tractors traveling down the road today and see if you can spot the real-time digital readout of the unit’s Safety and Fitness Electronic Record System scores.

March 4, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Government

Landstar CEO Sees Higher Truck Rates

Landstar System Chief Executive Officer Henry Gerkens said the company may benefit from higher freight pricing this year as excess truck capacity shrinks, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
March 4, 2008
Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Volvo Invests in Anti-Theft System Based on Radio Technology

Volvo AB, parent company of Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks Inc., said it was working on a new tractor-trailer anti-theft system based on intelligent radio technology and sensors.

Transport Topics
March 3, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

CMV to Update Cadec’s Customers

Cadec Global, provider of fleet management software, and CMV Safety Consulting Inc. said they formed a partnership to keep Cadec customers up-to-date on North American trucking regulation changes.

Transport Topics
March 3, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Coca-Cola Buys 120 Eaton Hybrid Trucks

Component manufacturer Eaton Corp. said that Coca-Cola Enterprises has purchased 120 new trucks for 2008 delivery, powered by Eaton’s hybrid electric drivetrain system, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
March 3, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Qualcomm Upgrades OmniVision System to Include Roaming, In-Cab Processing

SAN DIEGO — Mobile communications provider Qualcomm Inc. unveiled a host of upgrades and additions for its flagship OmniVision platform here, in-cluding wireless data roaming capabilities, in-cab document processing and support for third-party collision-avoidance systems.

February 25, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMW Reports Record Growth in 2007

Trucking software provider TMW Systems said 2007 was a record year for the company’s revenue, product releases, new customers and consecutive quarterly growth.

Transport Topics
February 25, 2008
Business, Safety, Equipment

Class 8 Fleet Growth Stalls As Carriers Delay Purchases

Growth of the U.S. heavy-duty truck fleet decelerated in the fourth quarter, as freight carriers, led by large fleets, continued to put off buying new equipment in the face of a possible recession, according to truck registration data from market research firm R.L. Polk & Co.

February 25, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics, Equipment

Contrans to Consolidate Some Van, Flatbed Operations

Canadian transportation firm Contrans Income Fund said it plans to consolidate certain operations of its dry van and flatbed businesses in eastern Canada.

Transport Topics
February 20, 2008

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