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Big Snowstorm Hits Texas, Tracks Toward Northeast

A winter storm that caused multiple traffic collisions in Texas on Tuesday is heading toward the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, where it could dump a half-foot of snow on the already snow-drenched region, news services reported.

Transport Topics
February 24, 2010
Business, Technology

UPS Donates Tracking Technology for Use in Haiti

UPS Inc. said Tuesday it has donated supply-distribution barcode technology for use by the Salvation Army in its Haiti relief efforts.

Transport Topics
February 23, 2010
Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

TMC Announces New Leadership, Winners of Silver Spark Plugs

TAMPA, Fla. — Jerry Thrift of Ryder System, Miami, was installed as chairman of the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations during the group’s meeting here Feb. 11.

Transport Topics
February 17, 2010
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Ruan Transportation Founder Dies

John Ruan, founder of Ruan Transportation Management Systems, died Saturday, the company said. He was 96.

Transport Topics
February 16, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Execs Warn on CSA 2010

SAN DIEGO — CSA 2010, the new federal safety monitoring and rating system for motor carriers, is likely to be the most important and potentially disruptive federal policy development for trucking to come out of Washington this year, fleet executives and industry watchers said last week.

February 8, 2010
Business, Safety, Government, Technology

Obama Plan for High-Speed Rail Raises Concerns at Freight Firms

The Obama administration’s $8.5 billion plan to advance U.S. high-speed rail programs is being questioned by trucking interests and the freight railroads whose tracks would host most of the new services, officials in both industries said.

February 8, 2010
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder’s 4Q Income Declines

Ryder System

Ryder System’s fourth-quarter profit fell to $8.2 million, or 15 cents a share, from $10.6 million, or 19 cents, a year earlier.

Transport Topics
February 3, 2010
Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Bose Corp. Unveils Sophisticated Truck Seat Designed to Ease Wear and Tear on Drivers

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Bose Corp., the acoustics company best known for its high-end audio equipment and noise-canceling headphones, last week unveiled a sophisticated heavy-duty truck seat designed to ease the wear and tear on drivers.

February 1, 2010
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

GE Exits Truck Trailer-Tracking Business

I.D. Systems Inc., Hackensack, N.J., paid $15 million in cash to purchase General Electric Co.’s trailer-tracking business, Asset Intelligence LLC, the companies announced.

February 1, 2010
Government, Business, Safety, Technology

IdleAire Ceasing Operations

IdleAire Inc.

IdleAire Inc., which provided stationary power for trucks to use at truck stops in lieu of idling, is ceasing operations Friday because it was unable to find a buyer for its assets, the Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel reported.

Transport Topics
January 29, 2010