Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Obama, House Panel Spar Over Highway Plan

WASHINGTON — Setting up what could be a major confrontation between Congress and the White House over transportation policy, a key House committee unveiled a $500 billion blueprint to remake the U.S. transport system, while on the same day the administration instead proposed extending the current plan for 18 months.

June 22, 2009
Business, Technology, Government

YRC Sets Pension Fund Agreement with Teamsters

Bruce Andrew Peters for TT

YRC Worldwide said it has finalized an agreement with the Teamsters union in which YRC will provide real estate assets as collateral in lieu of contributions to the union’s pension fund in the second quarter.

Transport Topics
June 18, 2009
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

UPS Launches Web-Based Parts Fulfillment System

UPS Inc. has launched a new Web-based system that it says will allow companies to more easily manage parts inventory and order and ship parts.

Transport Topics
June 17, 2009
Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Ryder to Manage Mexican Distribution for Mazda

Ryder System said that it has agreed to manage auto parts distribution in Mexico for Mazda North American Operations.

Transport Topics
June 17, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Ryder Reaches Pallet Logistics Deal

Ryder System said that it has reached an agreement with Intelligent Global Pooling Systems to manage the flow of plastic pallets.

Transport Topics
June 16, 2009
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

iTECH: Boring in on Core Technology

How can trucking and logistics companies — faced with new technology and endless updates to IT systems — avoid wasting money on uncoordinated solutions as they try to keep up with faster, more visible supply chains?

June 15, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMW Updates TruckMate Software

Trucking software provider TMW Systems upgraded its TruckMate enterprise management system, expanding the software’s back-office capabilities and polishing its user interface, the company said.

Transport Topics
June 15, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Navteq Will Add Red Lights to Speed-Camera Alert Sites

Navteq developed a red-light camera warning system that is being bundled into an existing speed-camera alert system, the company said.

Transport Topics
June 15, 2009
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Opinion: Even on Foot, Trucking Is Risky Business

The overall health of the trucking industry is vital to our economy, but research shows it’s still plagued by higher death and injury rates than many other industries — and not just as the result of highway collisions. Truckers need to be as careful on foot as they are behind the wheel.

June 9, 2009
Business, Fuel, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

GAO Urges Speedier GPS System Upgrade

The accuracy of the Global Positioning System could be compromised as early as next year if the U.S. Air Force cannot meet an ambitious schedule for space and ground infrastructure deployment, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

June 8, 2009