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Commercial freight transportation is a machine-based business. Highly technical equipment and advanced engineering are at the center of supply chain and require constant innovation. Transport Topics equipment coverage focuses on the machines and other physical assets that make delivery possible. It looks closely at available truck, trailer, and chassis models, developments in the engineering space, and maintenance innovations and best practices. 

Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

N.Y. Seeks to Require Truck-Specific GPS Following Several Collisions With Bridges

New York Gov. David Paterson (D) has proposed requiring truck drivers there to use only Global Positioning System devices that are equipped with truck route information to keep them off restricted roads.

October 26, 2009
Business, Equipment

Aljex Partners With Capital

Aljex Software, Middlesex, N.J., said it has joined forces with Capital Associates to offer factoring and accounts receivable services to users.

Transport Topics
October 26, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Iteris’ Income Falls for Fiscal 2Q

Iteris Inc., which makes lane-departure warning systems for the trucking industry, said Thursday its fiscal second-quarter profit decreased from a year ago.

Transport Topics
October 22, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder’s Third-Quarter Income Declines

Ryder System said Thursday its third-quarter profit fell to $24 million, or 43 cents a share, from $70.2 million, or $1.24, a year earlier.

Transport Topics
October 22, 2009
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Company Awarded FMCSA Contract to Screen Drivers

NIC Technologies LLC said Tuesday it has been awarded the contract to oversee the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s pre-employment screening system for truck and bus drivers.

October 20, 2009
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

N.Y. Governor Wants to Regulate GPS Use in Trucking

New York Gov. David Paterson (D) is calling for a state law that would require truckers using global positioning system devices to use only ones containing truck route information.

Transport Topics
October 20, 2009
Business, Equipment

Eaton’s Third-Quarter Profit Falls

Vehicle parts manufacturer Eaton Corp. said Monday its third-quarter profit fell 39% but exceeded the company’s forecast.

Transport Topics
October 19, 2009
Business, Equipment

Truck Sales Continue Slide

U.S. Class 8 truck sales continued to slide during September, with truck makers recording 28.7% fewer deals than they completed in the corresponding month last year, according to data supplied by WardsAuto.com.

October 19, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar Says Profit Drops, But Freight Is Improving

Landstar System Inc., the fifth-largest truckload carrier, last week reported a 39% drop in net income to $20.1 million from the same quarter of 2008.

October 19, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar’s Third-Quarter Profit Declines

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Truckload carrier Landstar System said late Wednesday its third-quarter net income declined to $20.1 million, or 39 cents a share, from $32.8 million, or 62 cents, a year ago.

Transport Topics
October 14, 2009

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