Technology
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

iTECH: Dual Tracking Mode — Best of Both Worlds?

Some makers of integrated mobile communication systems are adopting technologies that enable their fleet customers to take advantage of both the broad geographic coverage offered by satellites and high-volume, low-cost data transmission over cellular phone networks.

February 19, 2008
Business, Technology

Railroads Investing in More Upgrades, Journal Reports

U.S. railroads are making big investments in their networks, having spending $10 billion to expand tracks, build freight yards and buy locomotives since 2000, and are planning an additional $12 billion in upgrades, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

Transport Topics
February 13, 2008
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
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder Boosts Dividend

Ryder System’s board approved a 2-cent increase in its quarterly dividend, to 23 cents a share.

Transport Topics
February 11, 2008
Business, Technology

Xata Completes GeoLogic Acquisition

Xata Corp. said it has completed its $17.5 million acquisition of fleet tracking and communications firm GeoLogic Solutions.

Transport Topics
February 4, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Karmak Updates Its Management System

Karmak Inc., a software supplier for the trucking industry, said it has released a major update of its Legend business management system, designed solely for the heavy-duty trucking industry.

Transport Topics
February 4, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder’s Fourth-Quarter Income Improves

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Ryder System said Friday its fourth-quarter profit rose 9.3%, as its contract business improved.

Transport Topics
February 1, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar’s Fourth-Quarter Profit Improves

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Truckload carrier Landstar System said Thursday its fourth-quarter net income rose to $29 million, or 54 cents a share, from $28.7 million, or 50 cents, a year earlier.

Transport Topics
January 31, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ABF, Teamsters Reach Labor Pact

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System said Wednesday it has reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with the Teamsters union on a new five-year labor pact.

Transport Topics
January 30, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Con-way TL Selects Qualcomm as New Communications System

Herb Schmidt, president of Con-way Truckload, said the carrier will replace its Geologic mobile communications equipment with Qualcomm’s OmniVision system.

January 28, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Johnson Refrigerated Develops System for Automatic Defrost on Truck Bodies

Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies said that it has developed an automatic defrost option for its fiberglass truck bodies that is “100% automatic, requires zero man-hours [and] no water.”

Transport Topics
January 28, 2008

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