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Commercial freight transportation businesses rely on data, intelligence, and novel solutions for operational efficiency. Transport Topics technology coverage investigates available technologies, real-world applications of business solutions, and the strategies necessary for advancement. News topics focus on the latest applied science, and issues range from autonomous vehicle and robotics innovations to management software, tracking and transparency, data analytics, blockchain, and the internet of things.

Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Iteris’ Income Falls for Fiscal 1Q

Iteris Inc., which makes lane-departure warning systems for the trucking industry, said Thursday its fiscal first-quarter profit decreased from a year ago.

Transport Topics
July 27, 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, Government

So. Calif. Ports Expected to Approve Program to Speed Purchase of 500 More LNG Trucks

Harbor commissioners at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., are expected to approve a plan next month to spend $46.5 million in new grant funding from the state to fast-track the purchase of up to 500 new liquefied natural gas trucks, officials with both ports said.

July 27, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder’s Second-Quarter Income Drops

Ryder System

Ryder System said Thursday its second-quarter profit fell to $22.9 million, or 41 cents a share, from $62.9 million, or $1.09, a year earlier.

Transport Topics
July 23, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

FedEx Expands Hybrid Fleet

FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. said it has added 92 hybrid-electric trucks to its delivery fleet, the first standard FedEx delivery trucks converted to hybrid-electric systems.

Transport Topics
July 21, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ericsson to Receive $5 Bln. to Run Sprint’s Networks

Sprint Nextel Corp., the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier, plans to pay Ericsson AB as much as $5 billion to manage its networks, offloading the expense of running its own systems.

Transport Topics
July 20, 2009
Business, Government, Technology, Logistics

Crane Leverages Loss of EGL into New Logistics Success

HOUSTON — During the second half of 2007, when the U.S. economy and stock market were at their respective peaks, a colleague of James Crane said he was — for a brief while — bitter and unhappy. But as gross domestic product and the value of stocks, housing and other assets fell dramatically, the smile returned to Crane’s face as he realized the comfort of cash — hundreds of millions of dollars of it.

July 20, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar’s 2Q Income Declines

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Truckload carrier Landstar System said late Wednesday its second-quarter net income fell to $17.9 million, or 35 cents a share, from $29.8 million, or 56 cents, a year ago.

Transport Topics
July 16, 2009
Business, Technology, Fuel

Navistar Says Final 2010 Engine Testing on Track

Navistar International Corp.

Navistar International Corp. said Monday that it is on track with final testing of its exhaust gas recirculation MaxxForce engines to meet 2010 emissions standards.

Transport Topics
July 13, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Quiet Logistics Expands Kiva System Capacity

Third-party logistics firm Quiet Logistics has tripled the capacity in its Kiva Mobile Fulfillment System in less than six months, Kiva said.

Transport Topics
July 7, 2009
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Landstar Buys Two Supply Chain Companies

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Landstar System said it has purchased two Michigan-based supply chain transportation firms that focus on transportation technology systems.

Transport Topics
July 2, 2009

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