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Freight Demand Likely to Decline Into ’09, Analyst Says

Freight demand for U.S. trucking companies is likely to decline as credit stays tight, a Wachovia Corp. economist said at American Trucking Associations’ annual meeting in New Orleans, Bloomberg reported.

October 7, 2008
Business, Safety

ATA Says Infrastructure Is Top Priority in Year Ahead

New legislation to boost U.S. infrastructure — roads, highways and bridges — will be American Trucking Associations’ top priority in the coming year,  the Associated Press reported.

October 7, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TransCore Introduces New Transponder To Work With Electronic Toll Systems

TransCore, a provider of radio-frequency identification devices, introduced a new transponder that is compatible with multiple electronic toll-collection systems.

October 6, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Accellos Acquires Prophesy Software

Accellos Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo., a provider of warehousing and logistics management software, said it acquired Prophesy Transportation Software of Bloomfield, Conn., for an undisclosed amount.

October 6, 2008
Fuel, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Qualcomm Offers In-Cab Scanning

Qualcomm Inc. added an in-cab scanning service to its mobile computing system, and launched a new reporting module designed to help carriers monitor how much fuel their drivers are burning, the company said last week.

October 6, 2008
Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Goldman Sachs Buys Stake in American Traffic Solutions

Goldman Sachs, which recently announced that it will convert into a federally regulated bank holding company, has purchased a minority stake in closely held American Traffic Solutions, a Scottsdale, Ariz., provider of electronic toll payment and video-based traffic enforcement systems.

October 6, 2008
Business, Logistics, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Acquire Canadian Firms with Chinese Operations

Ryder System said it will acquire Transpacific Container Terminal Ltd. and CRSA Logistics Ltd., as well as CRSA’s operations in Hong Kong and Shanghai, China.

October 6, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Trucking Industry Gathers in Crescent City as Global Financial Crisis Deepens

Trucking industry leaders gathering in New Orleans this week at American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition will hear from experts on topics including the current financial turmoil, the upcoming elections, and preparations for next year’s highway bill and the 2010 engine emissions rules.

October 6, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Fuel

Ports ‘Soft Launch’ Truck Plan with O-O Ban Still Unsettled

The California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach formally launched their clean-trucks programs last week without any apparent major glitches, although activity at some terminals was initially reported to be lighter than usual, with fewer trucks showing up at the gates.

October 6, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

ISM Services Index Declines in September

The U.S. economy’s service sector declined but showed expanded in September, the Institute for Supply Management said Friday.

October 3, 2008