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Former ATA Chairman Kuntz Joins SkyBitz Board

Ray Kuntz, immediate past chairman of American Trucking Associations, has joined the board of directors at trailer tracking firm SkyBitz, the company said Monday.

Transport Topics
January 26, 2009
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Continued Growth of Multi-mode Transport Spurs Information Technology Systems

The information systems that support intermodal trucking companies are much like the business of intermodalism itself: complex, multi-headed and increasingly important to motor carriers.

January 19, 2009
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Snow System Moving East; Roads in Several States To Be Affected

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Weather forecasters posted winter storm warnings across the Northern Plains Monday, as a cold system threatened the region as it moved south and east, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
January 12, 2009
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety

EPA Warns of Possible Dioxins In Cummins’ 2010 SCR System

The Environmental Protection Agency said it is concerned that emissions systems using a copper compound that engine maker Cummins Inc. will use in 2010 models could generate “likely human carcinogen” dioxins, in which case it would “likely not certify” the systems.

January 12, 2009
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

States’ Stimulus Plans Differ From Obama’s

Plans by some states for spending on new highways may undermine the planned economic stimulus, which would focus on existing roads and new transit systems, Bloomberg reported.

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

Eaton Sells VORAD System to Bendix

Truck parts and components maker Eaton Corp. said Monday it has sold its VORAD, or vehicle on-board radar, system to Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems. Terms were not disclosed.

Transport Topics
January 5, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Acquire Conn. Leasing Firm

Ryder System

Ryder System said it will acquire Edart Leasing Co., based in Hartford, Conn.

Transport Topics
December 30, 2008
Business, Logistics, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder Completes Logistics Acquisition

Ryder System said Tuesday it has completed its acquisition of a Canadian logistics firm with operations in China.

Transport Topics
December 23, 2008
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Cut 700 U.S. Jobs; Scale Back International Business

Ryder System will scale back its international business and cut 700 U.S. jobs while temporarily laying off 1,425 workers and focusing its operations on the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

Transport Topics
December 19, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Technology, Equipment

EPA to Require Sensors For Emissions in 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued its final rule requiring heavy-truck manufacturers to install onboard diagnostic systems starting in 2010 to alert drivers when engine emission systems are malfunctioning or deteriorating.

Transport Topics
December 15, 2008