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Class 8 Fleet Grows 4.8% as Freight Levels Drop

The U.S. heavy-duty truck fleet was about 4.8% larger at the end of the first quarter than it was in the comparable period last year, according to new data from R.K. Polk & Co.

June 18, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Panel Mulls Network of Truck-Only Lanes

Trucking executive Patrick Quinn proposed building a system of dedicated truck-only lanes to streamline freight movement and the idea has been “well received” by members of a U.S. commission.

June 11, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Opinion: Transportation Tech’s Shift to Open Systems

This Opinion piece appears in the June 4 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

June 8, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment

Letters to the Editor: Rollover Stats, SafeStat Scores, Hard Braking

These letters appear in the June 4 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

Rollover Stats

June 6, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Averitt to Use SkyBitz Trailer-Tracking System

Averitt Express will use the global locating system trailer tracking technology made by trucking technology firm SkyBitz.

June 5, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Mack Markets In-Cab System to Reduce Engine Idling

Mack Trucks introduced a new in-cabin power system as an option, joining several other truck manufacturers — including International, Kenworth and Peterbilt — in offering built-in units to limit idling.

June 4, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Allied Emerges from Bankruptcy

Chris Van Houten/Trans Pixs

Vehicle hauler Allied Systems Holdings has emerged from bankruptcy, the company said in a statement.

May 31, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

TMW Acquires Software Firm

Trucking software firm TMW Systems said Thursday it acquired TMT Software, which makes fleet maintenance applications, for an undisclosed sum.

Tarun Reddy | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2007
Business, Government, Equipment

Bridgestone/Bandag Deal Gains EU Antitrust Clearance

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Tire maker Bridgestone Corp. has secured European antitrust approval to buy Bandag Inc. for $1.05 billion, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

May 29, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment

Class 8 Truck Sales Plunge in April

Sales of new Class 8 trucks plunged 45% in April, compared with a year earlier, the most severe decline in six years.

May 21, 2007

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