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Trucking Industry Moves From Proprietary Hardware to Open-Systems Approach

Historically, trucking companies have relied on information technology systems — both in the cab and in the office — that run proprietary software on proprietary hardware, effectively making it impossible for one manufacturer’s system to access data gathered by another service.

March 17, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology

Letters to the Editor: HOS, Crash Statistics, No Driver Shortage, Aerodynamics

I have been driving for 46 years and have been with Roadway 25 years. I think the 11-hour rule is very good. It gives you some flexibility if you have any delays.

March 10, 2008
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Midwest Hit By Snowstorm

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Highway and utility crews worked overtime Sunday to recover from a big storm system that buried Ohio and other parts of the Midwest in snow, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
March 10, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Opinion: Be Ready to Explain Your SAFER Scores

Look closely at the tractors traveling down the road today and see if you can spot the real-time digital readout of the unit’s Safety and Fitness Electronic Record System scores.

March 4, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Government

Landstar CEO Sees Higher Truck Rates

Landstar System Chief Executive Officer Henry Gerkens said the company may benefit from higher freight pricing this year as excess truck capacity shrinks, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
March 4, 2008
Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Volvo Invests in Anti-Theft System Based on Radio Technology

Volvo AB, parent company of Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks Inc., said it was working on a new tractor-trailer anti-theft system based on intelligent radio technology and sensors.

Transport Topics
March 3, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Coca-Cola Buys 120 Eaton Hybrid Trucks

Component manufacturer Eaton Corp. said that Coca-Cola Enterprises has purchased 120 new trucks for 2008 delivery, powered by Eaton’s hybrid electric drivetrain system, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
March 3, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Qualcomm Upgrades OmniVision System to Include Roaming, In-Cab Processing

SAN DIEGO — Mobile communications provider Qualcomm Inc. unveiled a host of upgrades and additions for its flagship OmniVision platform here, in-cluding wireless data roaming capabilities, in-cab document processing and support for third-party collision-avoidance systems.

February 25, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMW Reports Record Growth in 2007

Trucking software provider TMW Systems said 2007 was a record year for the company’s revenue, product releases, new customers and consecutive quarterly growth.

Transport Topics
February 25, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

iTECH: Dual Tracking Mode — Best of Both Worlds?

Some makers of integrated mobile communication systems are adopting technologies that enable their fleet customers to take advantage of both the broad geographic coverage offered by satellites and high-volume, low-cost data transmission over cellular phone networks.

February 19, 2008

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