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DOT Seeks Technology to Improve Safety, Reduce Congestion

The Department of Transportation said Tuesday it is asking private industry, research organizations, and state and local governments for commercially available technology to fight congestion and improve the safety within the U.S. transportation system.

Transport Topics
December 19, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Barclays Cuts Investment in Ryder System

Financial firm Barclays Global Investors, which had been the largest shareholder in Ryder System, has reduced its stake in Ryder by more than 50%, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
December 10, 2007
Fuel, Business, Equipment

FedEx Teams With Parker Hannifin on Hybrid Technology

FedEx Ground and Parker Hannifin Corp. said Friday they have agreed to test a Class 6 vehicle employing hybrid hydraulic technology that seeks to improve fuel mileage by greater than 50% and significantly reduce engine emissions.

Transport Topics
December 10, 2007
Business, Equipment

Cadec Joins EPA SmartWay Program

Fleet management software provider Cadec, Manchester, N.H., said it has joined the Envi-ronmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership.

Transport Topics
December 10, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ice Storm Wreaks Havoc from Plains to Northeast

A large storm system that left ice on roads from the Plains to the Northeast has caused blackouts and led to at least 13 traffic deaths, the Associated Press reported Monday.

Transport Topics
December 10, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Technology, Equipment

SDA Unveils EyStar Pocket-Size GPS Unit

Secured Digital Applications, a provider of asset-tracking services, has unveiled its new pocket-size Bluetooth Global Positioning System receiver, saying it offers a cheaper alternative to comparable vehicle-mounted systems.

Transport Topics
December 10, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

ATA to Defend Owner-Operator System

American Trucking Associations has launched a campaign to protect the trucking industry’s use of independent contractors, a move officials said is needed to counter recent court decisions and an increasingly “hostile” legislative environment.

December 10, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar CEO Says Revenue, Volume Growing

Truckload carrier Landstar System will increase fourth-quarter revenue in the “mid-single-digit range,” Chief Executive Officer Henry Gerkens said in a conference call with investors, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
December 4, 2007
Government, Business, Equipment

Chinese Order 1,900 Cummins Bus Engines

Cummins Inc., the largest foreign investor in the Chinese diesel engine industry, received an order for 1,900 bus engines from transit agencies in China, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
December 3, 2007
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Fleet Size Grows 3.2%

The number of U.S. heavy-duty trucks on the nation’s roads climbed to 3.59 million in the third quarter, a 3.2% increase over last year and a slight increase over the second quarter gain of 2.2%.

December 3, 2007

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