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Panel Urges Infrastructure Overhaul

WASHINGTON — In a controversial report calling for huge new spending on the national transportation system, a congressional commission last week made several recommendations that would affect trucking, including new flexibility in the federal driver hours-of-service rule in congestion-prone areas.

January 21, 2008
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Eaton Deploys Bus Hybrid Systems in China

Parts and engine systems maker Eaton Corp. said Monday that it has formally introduced its first commercially available hybrid power system in China.

Transport Topics
January 14, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Ryder Completes Lily Acquisition

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Ryder System said Monday it completed its acquisition of Lily Transportation Corp., a trucking company based in Needham, Mass.

Transport Topics
January 14, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Buying Geologic Enables Xata to Sell to For-Hire Carriers

Xata Corp.’s acquisition of fellow fleet technology provider GeoLogic Solutions gives the company its first real foothold for marketing information technology systems to for-hire trucking fleets, an executive with the Eden Prairie, Minn., firm said.

January 14, 2008
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Panel to Back Fuel Tax Hike

The commission charged with examining the future of the national transportation system is set to recommend a significant increase in federal fuel taxes to Congress, according to wire service reports and other sources.

January 14, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Year In Review: IT Firms Court Smaller Fleets, Continue Consolidation

Information technology vendors took aim at smaller fleets in 2007, offering software and tracking options that don’t require carriers to invest in full onboard computer systems.

January 7, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

DOT Seeks Input on Congestion Technology

The U.S. Department of Transportation asked private companies and governments to provide information on commercially available technologies that could be used to reduce congestion and improve the safety of the transportation system.

Transport Topics
January 2, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Oshkosh Truck Wins $179.3 Million Army Contract

Specialty truck maker Oshkosh Truck Corp. won a $179.3 million U.S. Army contract for heavy equipment mobility truck systems, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
December 26, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

YRC Gains Labor Flexibility

On the heels of YRC Worldwide’s settlement with the Teamsters union on a new five-year labor contract with in-creased work-rule flexibility, ABF Freight System said it will offer an ambitious proposal to spend about $825 million to “withdraw from all of the 27 multi-employer pension plans to which we contribute.”

December 24, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Ryder to Buy Lily’s Truck Leasing Business

Ryder System said Wednesday it will buy the truck leasing business of Lily Transportation Corp., a Northeast regional transportation services company based in Needham, Mass.

Transport Topics
December 20, 2007

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