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Onboard Systems Are Safe, Providers Say

Manufacturers of onboard communication systems for trucking defended their products’ safety, and some said that they can be used with minimal distraction from driving.

October 7, 2009
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ohio Turnpike Adds E-ZPass, Offers Truck Discounts

The Ohio Turnpike has joined the E-ZPass toll collection system. Until Oct. 1, when the turnpike opened its new E-ZPass lanes, the roadway had no electronic tolling system and only accepted cash payments.

Transport Topics
October 6, 2009
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

PC-Miler 23 Gets TMW Certification

Transportation software firm ALK Technologies said that the latest version of its PC-Miler software, PC-Miler 23, has been certified by its partner TMW Systems.

Transport Topics
October 5, 2009
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Clean Energy to Acquire BAF

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. will buy BAF Technologies, a supplier of natural gas vehicle systems and conversion technology, for $8.3 million.

Transport Topics
September 28, 2009
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA Is Increasing Use of GPS Logs for HOS Audits, Qualcomm Exec Says

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is increasing its use of Global Positioning System history logs as supporting evidence in driver hours-of-service audits, an executive with Qualcomm Inc. said last week.

Transport Topics
September 21, 2009
Business, Safety, Government, Technology

Maine Using Cameras, Scales to Catch Weight Violators

The Maine Department of Transportation has installed cameras and scales in an attempt to catch weight violations in trucks that avoid a weigh station on Interstate 95, the Portsmouth (N.H.) Herald reported Friday.

Transport Topics
September 18, 2009
Business, Technology, Government

Economists Express Optimism as Factory Activity Improves

Some key manufacturing indicators showed gains last week, a sign the economy is shifting from recession to expansion, several economists said. However, they warned that the turnaround is uneven, which makes business statistics confusing and trends difficult to track clearly.

September 7, 2009
Business, Technology

DOD Extends Deadline for Carriers to Install Trailer-Tracking Technology

The Department of Defense has extended its deadline for carriers to install new trailer-tracking hardware and software when hauling the military’s high-security and sensitive commodities, including arms, ammunition and explosives.

August 31, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

UPS Broadens Technology For Shipping eBay Sales

UPS Inc. said that all U.S.-based sellers on eBay now have a direct, free connection from within that site to the UPS WorldShip system.

Transport Topics
August 24, 2009
Business, Government, Equipment, Technology, Safety

Eaton Gets $45 Million Grant to Provide Plug-in Hybrid Systems for Class 5 Trucks

Truck component maker Eaton Corp. said that it would provide the electric power systems for 378 Class 5 electric hybrid plug-in vehicles under a federal grant, which it called the “largest commercial hybrid deployment” ever.

August 24, 2009

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