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Xata Reports Loss in Fiscal 2Q

Transportation software firm Xata Corp. said it lost $402,000, or 23 cents per share, in its fiscal second quarter, compared with a profit of $91,000, or 5 cents, a year ago.

May 6, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Federal Safety Regulations to Boost Sales of Onboard Recorders, Tech Vendor Says

PRINCETON, N.J. — New federal safety regulations soon will drive a wave of purchases by U.S. trucking companies that have not yet adopted electronic onboard recorders and mobile communication systems that closely monitor driver performance, a technology vendor here said.

May 3, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Wider EOBR Rule Not Likely to Make Deadline

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration likely will not meet a deadline to issue a more expansive rule requiring fleets to use electronic onboard recorders, according to a new report.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
April 19, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

CTA Predicts Broader U.S. EOBR Mandate

The Canadian Trucking Alliance said the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will “inevitably” move toward broader electronic onboard recorder requirements, if not a universal mandate.

April 12, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

U.S. Issues Final EOBR Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week issued a rule that could require as many as 5,700 trucking fleets to use electronic onboard recorders to monitor drivers’ hours by lowering the threshold for violations that trigger the EOBR mandate.

April 12, 2010
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA Delays CSA 2010

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said last week it is pushing back the start of its new safety monitoring system, CSA 2010, until late this year, to give itself time to respond to criticisms and suggestions, and give fleets time to fix safety deficiencies.

April 12, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Evans Distribution Systems Adds Facilities

Evans Distribution Systems, a third-party logistics operator, is adding new facilities in Lenexa, Kan., Houston and Memphis, Tenn.

April 5, 2010
Business, Technology

Carriers Still Shopping for Software, Suppliers Say

TMW Systems and McLeod Software each said they signed fewer new customers in 2009 than the prior year, but overall sales remained strong as carriers sought to improve their operations and prep for an economic rebound.

March 22, 2010
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ABF, Union Expected to Talk; LTL May Receive Concessions

ABF Freight System and the Teamsters union appear to be heading toward talks that could result in wage, health or pension concessions for the nation’s fifth-largest less-than-truckload carrier, officials from both sides have said.

March 22, 2010
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Head of Canada Truck Group Backs EOBRs for All Trucks Operating in North America

Electronic onboard recorders should be mandatory for all truckers operating in North America, the president of the Canadian Trucking Alliance said.

March 22, 2010

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