Equipment
Business, Government, Equipment, Technology

FleetPride Buys Wyo. Operations of Truck & Industrial Supply Co.

Heavy-duty truck and trailer parts aftermarket distributor FleetPride Inc. said it finalized the acquisition of certain assets of Truck & Industrial Supply Co.

Transport Topics
March 18, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Navistar, BAE Awarded Military Truck Order

Navistar International Corp. and BAE Systems won 99% of a $1.1 billion Pentagon order for blast-resistant trucks, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
March 17, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

DOT’s Road-Privatization Policy Draws Criticism

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The Department of Transportation’s plan to privatize many public roadways by using more tolls has come under intense criticism by those who believe the federal highway system was set up to be paid for by taxpayers, the Washington Post reported Monday.

Transport Topics
March 17, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Trucking Industry Moves From Proprietary Hardware to Open-Systems Approach

Historically, trucking companies have relied on information technology systems — both in the cab and in the office — that run proprietary software on proprietary hardware, effectively making it impossible for one manufacturer’s system to access data gathered by another service.

March 17, 2008
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Midwest Hit By Snowstorm

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Highway and utility crews worked overtime Sunday to recover from a big storm system that buried Ohio and other parts of the Midwest in snow, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
March 10, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Opinion: Be Ready to Explain Your SAFER Scores

Look closely at the tractors traveling down the road today and see if you can spot the real-time digital readout of the unit’s Safety and Fitness Electronic Record System scores.

March 4, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Government

Landstar CEO Sees Higher Truck Rates

Landstar System Chief Executive Officer Henry Gerkens said the company may benefit from higher freight pricing this year as excess truck capacity shrinks, Bloomberg reported.

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

Volvo Invests in Anti-Theft System Based on Radio Technology

Volvo AB, parent company of Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks Inc., said it was working on a new tractor-trailer anti-theft system based on intelligent radio technology and sensors.

Transport Topics
March 3, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

CMV to Update Cadec’s Customers

Cadec Global, provider of fleet management software, and CMV Safety Consulting Inc. said they formed a partnership to keep Cadec customers up-to-date on North American trucking regulation changes.

Transport Topics
March 3, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Coca-Cola Buys 120 Eaton Hybrid Trucks

Component manufacturer Eaton Corp. said that Coca-Cola Enterprises has purchased 120 new trucks for 2008 delivery, powered by Eaton’s hybrid electric drivetrain system, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
March 3, 2008

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