Business, Technology, Government, Logistics

CP Workers Begin Strike

About 3,200 track workers for Canadian Pacific Railway went on strike Wednesday, slowing down trucks picking up containers stored at rail terminals, Canada’s Globe and Mail reported.

Transport Topics
May 17, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMW Cites First-Quarter Upturns

Trucking software provider TMW Systems said it was “pleased” with its first-quarter financial performance and production output.

Transport Topics
May 14, 2007
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Midwest Sees Extensive Flooding

Heavy rains from an already deadly storm system caused extensive floods in Missouri as Midwest waterways rose to levels not seen in 14 years, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Transport Topics
May 8, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Qualcomm, Maptuit Set Partnership for NaviGo System

Qualcomm Inc. and Maptuit Corp. said Monday they have entered an agreement to make Maptuit’s navigation system available on Qualcomm’s mobile computing platform.

Transport Topics
May 7, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder’s First-Quarter Profit Rises

Ryder System said Wednesday its first-quarter profit rose 8% to $51.3 million or 84 cents a share, from $47.6 million or 77 cents a year ago.

Transport Topics
April 25, 2007
Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Landstar’s Quarterly Income Declines

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Truckload carrier Landstar System said Thursday its first-quarter net income fell to $21.6 million or 38 cents a share, from $24.4 million or 41 cents a year ago.

Transport Topics
April 19, 2007
Business, Technology, Safety

Companies Turn to Tracking Technology for Cargo Security


Beth Rogers | Special to Transport Topics
March 28, 2007
Business, Technology, Safety, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Companies Use Tracking Technology for Electronic Cargo Security

Many manufacturers provide trucking companies with products that use Global Positioning System satellites to help manage their logistics more seamlessly, but have now found an additional use for the technology.

Beth Rogers | Special to Transport Topics
March 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Perseverance, Timing Key to Mediation of Accident Claims

NEW ORLEANS — While great trials may provide drama and public fascination, mediation of accident claims — a process that avoids that drama — is daily life for trucking companies and other transportation providers. Those involved with the system said mediation takes special skills and techniques.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 28, 2007
Business, Technology

Qualcomm, GE Trailer, SkyBitz Announce Product Expansions

LAS VEGAS — Qualcomm Inc., GE Trailer Fleet Services and Sky-Bitz, three of the largest providers of trailer-tracking technology, each announced new customers and product expansions and enhancements here last week.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
March 23, 2007