Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Feds Lack Tools to Track Bridge Spending In States

Twenty-five percent of the nation’s 603,000 bridges are structurally deficient in some way, but the federal government lacks the analytic and procedural tools to determine what impact federal bridge money would have in addressing the problem, a Government Accountability Office report said.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
July 27, 2010
Business, Technology

Qualcomm Shipped More Tracking Units in 3Q, Company Says

Qualcomm Enterprise Services shipped more asset-tracking systems, and cut costs in the quarter ended June 27, parent company Qualcomm Inc. said in its latest quarterly earnings statement.

Transport Topics
July 26, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Government

Initial 2Q Reports Show Profit Gains as Freight Volumes and Pricing Rebound

Carrier earnings for the second quarter started off on a positive note last week, with truckload carrier Landstar System Inc. reporting a 37% increase in net income and J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announcing a 52% rise in profit.

July 19, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

OOIDA Plans EOBR Rule Challenge

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed notice that it will challenge a new federal rule requiring fleets with poor hours-of-service records to use electronic onboard recorders to monitor drivers.

June 18, 2010
Business, Technology

Federal Regulations Shape Technology Choices for Fleets and Design Decisions By Vendors

At a time when trucking has its pick of more communications options than ever, an increasing number of federal regulations has influenced not only when carriers adopt technology but also what technology they invest in.

May 24, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

ATA Asks FMCSA to Change Portions of Final EOBR Rule

American Trucking Associations, along with several key industry groups and manufacturers, asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to change its final rule on electronic onboard recorders, saying the technical specifications laid out by the regulation were not achievable.

May 10, 2010
Business, Technology

Xata Reports Loss in Fiscal 2Q

Transportation software firm Xata Corp. said it lost $402,000, or 23 cents per share, in its fiscal second quarter, compared with a profit of $91,000, or 5 cents, a year ago.

Transport Topics
May 6, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Federal Safety Regulations to Boost Sales of Onboard Recorders, Tech Vendor Says

PRINCETON, N.J. — New federal safety regulations soon will drive a wave of purchases by U.S. trucking companies that have not yet adopted electronic onboard recorders and mobile communication systems that closely monitor driver performance, a technology vendor here said.

May 3, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Wider EOBR Rule Not Likely to Make Deadline

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration likely will not meet a deadline to issue a more expansive rule requiring fleets to use electronic onboard recorders, according to a new report.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
April 19, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

CTA Predicts Broader U.S. EOBR Mandate

The Canadian Trucking Alliance said the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will “inevitably” move toward broader electronic onboard recorder requirements, if not a universal mandate.

Transport Topics
April 12, 2010