Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

GE Exits Truck Trailer-Tracking Business

I.D. Systems Inc., Hackensack, N.J., paid $15 million in cash to purchase General Electric Co.’s trailer-tracking business, Asset Intelligence LLC, the companies announced.

February 1, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Technology

IdleAire Ceasing Operations

IdleAire Inc.

IdleAire Inc., which provided stationary power for trucks to use at truck stops in lieu of idling, is ceasing operations Friday because it was unable to find a buyer for its assets, the Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel reported.

Transport Topics
January 29, 2010
Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Bose Enters Trucking Sector With High-Tech Seat

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Audio products maker Bose Corp. has jumped into the trucking sector, unveiling a high-tech seat for over-the-road drivers to combat road vibration.

January 27, 2010
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar’s 4Q Income Declines

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Truckload carrier Landstar System said late Wednesday its fourth-quarter net income fell to $18.6 million, or 37 cents a share, from $24.6 million, or 47 cents, a year ago.

Transport Topics
January 27, 2010
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Iteris’ Income Decreases in Fiscal 3Q

Iteris Inc., which makes lane-departure warning systems for the trucking industry, said Thursday its fiscal third-quarter profit decreased from a year ago.

Transport Topics
January 26, 2010
Business, Government, Technology

Opinion: Battery-Assisted RFID: A Game-Changer

When passive radio frequency identification began its rise almost a decade ago, hopes ran high that the new technology, which offers hands-free operation and doesn’t require a direct line of sight, would help to free the shipping industry from labor-intensive bar-code tracking, which often requires handheld devices to read labels and is consequently much prone to human error.

January 25, 2010
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Diamond Phoenix, System Logistics Complete Merger

Diamond Phoenix and System Logistics have completed their merger and are now operating as one company under the System Logistics Corp. name, the company said Wednesday.

Transport Topics
January 22, 2010
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Navistar Acquires EGR Valve Technology

Navistar Inc. said Tuesday it has acquired some assets from Holley Performance Products, including intellectual property rights for valve technology used on exhaust gas recirculation systems.

Transport Topics
January 19, 2010
Business, Technology, Logistics

BlueGrace Logistics Launches iPhone App for Shipping Quotes

BlueGrace Logistics said that it has launched an iPhone application for calculating shipping quotes from multiple carriers.

Transport Topics
January 15, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

More Technologies Are Ready for the Cab, But Regulatory, Business Hurdles Remain

Automated vehicle tracking is now accessible to more fleets than ever before, as providers pack the technology into small — but powerful — hardware. However, economic and regulatory concerns are keeping older systems firmly entrenched in the trucking industry.

January 11, 2010