Technology
Business, Technology

Kiva Systems Sold to Amazon

Amazon.com Inc. has agreed to acquire Kiva Systems Inc., a privately held maker of robotic warehouse systems, for about $775 million in cash.

Transport Topics
March 26, 2012
Business, Technology

Aerofficient to Make New ‘Slider’ Fairing

Aerofficient will begin producing a “slider” side fairing in April that it said should boost fuel savings over trailers using normal fairings.

Transport Topics
March 26, 2012
Business, Technology

FMCSA Launches Bus Safety iPhone App

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it launched an iPhone application last week that allows users to search for and find bus companies’ safety records. The application does not display data for trucking companies, and an agency spokeswoman did not say whether FMCSA plans to eventually include those data.

Transport Topics
March 26, 2012
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Repair Kits for Brake Valves Being Delivered, Bendix Says

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Permanent repair kits for defective ATR-6 traction-relay brake valves are moving to truck makers, executives of Bendix Commercial Vehicle System said.

March 26, 2012
Business, Technology

WebTech Wireless' Fourth-Quarter Loss Narrows

WebTech Wireless, a supplier of GPS location-based and fleet telematics services, reported a fourth-quarter loss of C$934,000, compared with a loss of C$8.2 million a year earlier.

Transport Topics
March 20, 2012
Business, Technology

Volvo CEO Describes Several Challenges to Wider Adoption of Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

WASHINGTON — The leader of Sweden-based Volvo AB said the largest challenges in broader adoption and further development of alternative-fuel vehicles are the maturity of the technology and fueling infrastructure.

March 19, 2012
Business, Technology

Tech Products Shine at Yearly TMC Meeting

TAMPA, Fla. — Two of the nation’s largest trailer makers unveiled advancements in their offerings here at the Transportation Technology Exhibition, with Great Dane Trailers focusing on support services and Wabash National Corp. showing off a dry van that behaves like a flatbed.

March 12, 2012
Business, Technology

Con-way Truckload Goes With Maptuit

Con-way Truckload said it is installing Maptuit NaviGo technology in all its trucks and owner-operator tractors equipped with Qualcomm computers.

Transport Topics
March 12, 2012
Business, Technology

Wright Express Launches Fuel Site Locator App

Wright Express said it has launched a mobile application that uses up-to-date fuel prices and text-to-speech capability to help drivers locate the best fueling locations.

Transport Topics
March 7, 2012
Business, Technology

Xata, ALK Launch Navigation Software for XataNet

Fleet software providers Xata Corp. and ALK Technologies on Monday announced the launch of CoPilot Truck 8 Professional for XataNet.

Transport Topics
March 6, 2012

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