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
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

February Truck Sales Fall 19.3%

Sales of new Class 8 trucks fell 19.3% in February, while orders for new vehicles plunged more than 70%, according to companies that track the market.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2007
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, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Letter to the Editor: Speed Limits, Opening the Border

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. There is a lot more traffic and a lot more going on behind the wheel other than turning it, with cellphones, Global Positioning System and onboard computers.

March 14, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

iTECH: Harnessing the Sun to Recharge Trailer Batteries

Considering that all batteries have a finite life span, harnessing sunlight is one way to keep tracking systems running for long periods on far-flung trailers.

Thomas M. Strah | Managing Editor
March 5, 2007
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Security & Safety Briefs — Feb. 22 - Feb. 28

U.S. Delays Border Inspection Fees • Charleston Port Sets New Security System • Oshkosh Wins $878 Million Army Contract • Survey Highlights Traffic Congestion Concern

February 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Technology, Government, Autonomous

Trucking: Don’t Include CBs in Laws Banning Cellphones

Trucking executives said efforts to ban the use of cellular phones from the nation’s highways would receive industry support as long as state laws do not also ban two-way radios and satellite communication devices.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Demand for Cleaner Engines Seen Growing

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — An official with the Chicago Climate Exchange said the demand for cleaner engines and alternative fuels in the United States will increase as membership in its cap-and-trade emission trading system expands.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
February 26, 2007
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

So. Cal. Ports to Require Emission Licenses for Trucks

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — The president of the Long Beach Harbor Commission said a licensing system would be “up and running within five years” at his port and the neighboring Port of Los Angeles to ensure all trucks entering the facilities meet strict emission standards.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
February 26, 2007
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Boost Dividend 3 Cents to 21 Cents a Share in March

Ryder System said Monday its board approved a 3-cent increase in its dividend, boosting the payout to 21 cents a share.

Transport Topics
February 12, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Technology

Technology Briefs — Feb. 6 - Feb. 12

UniGroup Chooses TMW for Cellphone Communications • Corning Sees Growth in Diesel-Filters Unit • Xata’s First-Quarter Loss Narrows • Intermec Postpones 4Q Earnings Release

February 12, 2007