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Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Year In Review: IT Firms Court Smaller Fleets, Continue Consolidation

Information technology vendors took aim at smaller fleets in 2007, offering software and tracking options that don’t require carriers to invest in full onboard computer systems.

January 7, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

DOT Seeks Input on Congestion Technology

The U.S. Department of Transportation asked private companies and governments to provide information on commercially available technologies that could be used to reduce congestion and improve the safety of the transportation system.

January 2, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Equipment

Letters to the Editor: CARB Reefer Rules, Old Trucks, Tires & Environment

Regarding your op-ed, “Dealing with California’s Reefer Rules," American Trucking Associations commends the efforts of the California Air Resources Board to conduct national outreach for the first time on its state regulation that will affect the nation’s refrigerated carriers.

December 26, 2007
Business, Equipment

Volvo Recalling 125,000 Class 8 Trucks in North America

Volvo Trucks North America is recalling 125,000 heavy-duty trucks because of faulty circuit breakers that could cause a fire, Bloomberg reported.

December 26, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Oshkosh Truck Wins $179.3 Million Army Contract

Specialty truck maker Oshkosh Truck Corp. won a $179.3 million U.S. Army contract for heavy equipment mobility truck systems, Bloomberg reported.

December 26, 2007
Business, Government, Equipment

November Truck Sales Fall 54.3%

Class 8 truck sales in the United States continued to scrape along the bottom in November, with original equipment manufacturers selling 10,309 vehicles — down 54.3% from the 22,539 they sold a year ago.

December 24, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

YRC Gains Labor Flexibility

On the heels of YRC Worldwide’s settlement with the Teamsters union on a new five-year labor contract with in-creased work-rule flexibility, ABF Freight System said it will offer an ambitious proposal to spend about $825 million to “withdraw from all of the 27 multi-employer pension plans to which we contribute.”

December 24, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Ryder to Buy Lily’s Truck Leasing Business

Ryder System said Wednesday it will buy the truck leasing business of Lily Transportation Corp., a Northeast regional transportation services company based in Needham, Mass.

December 20, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

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.

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.

December 10, 2007

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