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Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

U.S. Seeks EOBR Mandate

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week proposed requiring nearly all interstate commercial motor carriers to install electronic data recorders to monitor their drivers’ hours-of-service compliance.

February 7, 2011
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

U.S. Proposes EOBRs for All Interstate Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed a regulation Monday that would require interstate truck and bus companies to install electronic onboard recorders in vehicles to monitor drivers’ hours of service.

January 31, 2011
Business, Technology

Qualcomm Releases CSA Software

Qualcomm Inc. said it has released its CSA Safety Performance Service to help carriers manage performance related to the federal Compliance, Safety, Accountability regulations’ new safety-measurement system.

January 24, 2011
Business, Technology

C.R. England Intermodal Continues to Add Technology

Truckload carrier C.R. England said it is moving forward with more technology deployment in its intermodal unit, most recently by ordering more than 600 tracking modules for its fleet of refrigerated intermodal trailers and containers.

January 14, 2011
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Court Grants FMCSA Extension on HOS Logbook Rule

A federal appeals court granted the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration an extension on its proposal for hours-of-service documents until Jan. 31.

December 30, 2010
Business, Technology

Manufacturers Reply to Stringent Rules with Technology, as Truck Sales Rise

As the most stringent emission rules yet took effect in 2010, manufacturers brought their latest emissions technology to U.S. buyers against a backdrop of recovering truck sales and continuing contention about which type of pollution control best serves the industry.

December 29, 2010
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Buy Scully Cos.

Ryder System said it will acquire The Scully Companies, a California-based provider of contract carriage and related services.

December 17, 2010
Business, Technology

iTECH: No Middle Ground on Net Neutrality

Google’s recent move to forsake Net Neutrality — the premise that all content on the Web should be distributed evenhandedly — threatens to have serious consequences for trucking companies’ websites, especially if other Internet titans follow suit.

December 13, 2010
Business, Technology

Opinion: Alternative Risk Transfer Options

Ensuring the safe delivery of every load should be a top priority in the trucking industry. Yet, even with the most sophisticated technologies and best risk-management techniques, bad things can happen to good people — or good carriers.

December 13, 2010
Business, Technology

Fleets Seek New Technology to Aid Safety, Savings, Fuel

Managers of large fleets want to buy improved equipment and advanced technologies despite the recent recession but are insisting upon payback periods of four years or less, according to a recent survey.

November 29, 2010