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Company Awarded FMCSA Contract to Screen Drivers

NIC Technologies LLC said Tuesday it has been awarded the contract to oversee the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s pre-employment screening system for truck and bus drivers.

October 20, 2009
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

N.Y. Governor Wants to Regulate GPS Use in Trucking

New York Gov. David Paterson (D) is calling for a state law that would require truckers using global positioning system devices to use only ones containing truck route information.

Transport Topics
October 20, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar Says Profit Drops, But Freight Is Improving

Landstar System Inc., the fifth-largest truckload carrier, last week reported a 39% drop in net income to $20.1 million from the same quarter of 2008.

October 19, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar’s Third-Quarter Profit Declines

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Truckload carrier Landstar System said late Wednesday its third-quarter net income declined to $20.1 million, or 39 cents a share, from $32.8 million, or 62 cents, a year ago.

Transport Topics
October 14, 2009
Business, Safety, Technology, Government, Logistics

Evans Network to Acquire Drayage, Brokerage Assets

The Evans Network of Companies said it will acquire some assets of Land Transportation and Phoenix Transit and Logistics.

Transport Topics
October 14, 2009
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Quality Distribution Sells Tank-Wash Unit

Tank truck carrier Quality Distribution said it has sold tank wash unit Quala Systems for $13 million.

Transport Topics
October 13, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

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

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