Technology
Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

New Record-Keeping System More Stringent Than SafeStat

As part of its Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 program, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is introducing its new record-keeping system known as SMS, or safety management system.

Transport Topics
January 7, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA Agrees to Delay Chassis Rule Six Months to Set Up Database System

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it was delaying some intermodal chassis safety requirements for six months to give operators of that equipment more time to create a database to track the condition of each chassis.

January 4, 2010
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Technology May Help Solve Congestion for Trucking

A recent study by one of the world’s largest makers of Global Positioning System navigation devices has concluded that Seattle is the most traffic-clogged city in the United States.

January 4, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Technology

Truckload Drivers Staying Put

Driver turnover at large truckload carriers fell in the third quarter to 43% a year, the lowest level since American Trucking Associations began tracking the data in 1995.

January 4, 2010
Business, Equipment, Technology, Safety

Manufacturers to Discuss Changing Industry at Heavy Duty Dialogue, Aftermarket Week

Manufacturers and distributors of truck parts and systems are scheduled to discuss the changes coming to the industry during the next decade as they gather in Las Vegas Jan. 18-21 for a pair of heavy-duty events.

January 4, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA Agrees to Delay Chassis Rule Six Months to Set Up Database System

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it was delaying some intermodal chassis safety requirements for six months to give operators of that equipment more time to create a database to track the condition of each chassis.

December 30, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Dohrn Transfer to Install PeopleNet’s Onboard Units

PeopleNet said regional less-than-truckload carrier Dohrn Transfer Co. will begin installing its onboard technology system in January.

December 29, 2009
Business, Safety, Government, Technology

iTECH: Another Kind of Cell Block

If people won’t voluntarily avoid using handsets while operating a motor vehicle, there are ways to render cellular connections inoperable, or at least report the driver’s activities to management.

December 28, 2009
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Roadrunner Transportation Acquires Bullet Freight Systems

Roadrunner Transportation Services Holdings Inc. said it bought less-than-truckload carrier Bullet Freight Systems Inc. on Dec. 14 to expand its services in the western United States.

Rip Watson | Senior Reporter
December 17, 2009
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety

E&MU: SCR Exhaust Systems Could Reduce Soot Output

Today’s new diesel-power trucks are, by law, equipped with particulate filters, and in many models the DPF will soon will be joined by another aftertreatment device — selective catalytic reduction, or SCR, in a canister.

December 14, 2009

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