Technology
Business, Technology

Engineers Mull Various Technologies OEMs Will Use to Meet 2014, 2017 Fuel Standards

TAMPA, Fla. — Engineers for truck makers said they are comfortable with their approaches to meet 2014 and 2017 federal greenhouse-gas and fuel-mileage standards for heavy- and medium-duty trucks.

March 5, 2012
Business, Technology

Fleets Say Newest Engines Cost More, but Reliability and Efficiency Are Better

TAMPA, Fla. — Fleet managers said they generally prefer the current generation of U.S. truck engines over 2007-2009 models because of improved fuel economy and reliability, but they also cost more and are more complicated, a new survey found.

March 5, 2012
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Business, Technology

CARB Pushes Back Compliance Deadline for Fleets to Phase in SmartWay Add-Ons

California environmental regulators have delayed until June the first compliance deadline for large fleets seeking to phase in SmartWay technologies for 2010 and older model 53-foot box-type trailers and the tractors that pull them.

March 5, 2012
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Bendix Parts Recall Remedied, Navistar Ships Its Backlog

Efforts to overcome the effect of defective brake valves supplied by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems are progressing, with Navistar Inc. reporting that all its trucks delayed for repairs have now been shipped.

March 5, 2012
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

ATA Supports EOBR Rule in Court Brief

American Trucking Associations has defended the federal government’s moves to encourage the use of electronic onboard recorders among trucking fleets in a brief filed in federal court.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2012
Business, Technology

Swift Partners With Internet Truckstop

Swift Transportation said it has increased capacity through an alliance with Web-based load matching service Internet Truckstop.

Transport Topics
February 27, 2012
Business, Technology

Canadian Trucking Alliance Again Backs EOBRs

The Canadian Trucking Alliance is once again urging its members to support electronic onboard recorders.

Transport Topics
February 27, 2012
Business, Technology

iTECH: Tire Maintenance in the Information Age

Tracking systems to help fleets analyze the performance of the tires on their trucks and trailers have come of age — specifically the information age — and the data they compile can help carriers maximize every dollar spent on tires, according to manufacturers.

February 27, 2012
Business, Technology

Sylectus to Focus Software on Flatbed Shippers’ Needs

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Transportation software company Sylectus, which primarily serves the expedited and truckload markets, said it is turning its attention to the flatbed sector.

February 27, 2012
Business, Technology

Meritor Wabco Venture Adds Lane Warning System

Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems recently introduced several new safety products, including a forward-looking lane-departure warning system and a roll-stability trailer system.

February 27, 2012

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