Technology
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Manage China Operations for Italian Firm

An Italian manufacturer chose Ryder System to manage its supply chain operations in China, Ryder said late Tuesday.

Transport Topics
September 5, 2007
Government, Business, Fuel, Technology

Tweaking Specifications on Truck Engines Can Raise Fuel Economy, Study Finds

Fleets can save fuel — possibly by as much as 5% — by “overspec’ing” engines, according to PHH FirstFleet, an asset, financial and technology management company for fleets.

September 4, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

States to Begin Collecting Fees Under New System

FMCSA has cleared the way for states to begin collecting registration fees under the new Unified Carrier Registration system, effectively bringing the curtain down on the widely disliked Single State Registration System.

September 3, 2007
Business, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Buy Canadian Leasing Firm

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Ryder System said it has reached agreement to buy a privately held Canadian truck leasing company for an undisclosed sum.

Transport Topics
August 30, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Werner to Use ACS Document Scanning

Truckload carrier Werner Enterprises said it will begin using TripPak Express, an online document-scanning system provided by Dallas-based information technology firm ACS for drivers’ daily paperwork.

Transport Topics
August 27, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar to Repurchase 2 Million Shares

Landstar System said Monday it will buy back up to an additional 2 million shares of its common stock.

Transport Topics
August 27, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Eaton Starts Production of Truck Hybrid System

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Truck drivetrain manufacturer Eaton Corp. said its electric-diesel hybrid system for medium-duty trucks is now in commercial production and that it would produce heavy-duty hybrids in a few years.

August 20, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

iTECH: ‘TCP/IP’ for In-Cab High-Speed Wireless

The most common way of delivering data from truck telematics involves the system vendor storing, and probably massaging, the information, which the customer accesses through a secure Web site.

August 20, 2007
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

States to Delay Collecting SSRS Fees

States that participated in the Single State Registration System before its termination have agreed to postpone collecting fees until September, despite Congress’ extension of the program, officials said.

August 15, 2007
Business, Technology, Government

Tropical Storm Moves Toward South Texas

A strengthening tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico is moving toward the South Texas coast, but is on a track to bypass most of the state’s oil refineries, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

Transport Topics
August 15, 2007

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