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Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar’s 2Q Profit Rises

Truckload carrier Landstar System said Thursday its second-quarter net income rose to $29.7 million or 53 cents a share, from $29.5 million or 50 cents a year ago.

July 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell Signs Transportation Measure

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed. Rendell (D) signed a bill into law Wednesday to put nearly $1 billion on average in annual funding for the state’s roads, bridges and public transit systems.

July 18, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Logistics, Government, Technology, Equipment

Trucking Groups Back Tax Breaks for Onboard Power Units

American Trucking Associations and the Canadian Trucking Alliance Tuesday urged state and provincial governments to revise their fuel tax systems to encourage truckers to use truck idling reduction technology.

July 17, 2007
Business, Technology, Safety, Government, Equipment, Logistics

CSX to Open Shipment Info to States for Security Reasons

Eastern freight railroad CSX Corp. will open its computer system to counterterrorism agencies in three states to help track hazardous cargo, Bloomberg reported.

July 17, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Salvation Army to Install SmartDrive Software on Entire Fleet

The Salvation Army said it will install safety monitoring and vehicle diagnostic systems, manufactured by SmartDrive, on its entire fleet.

July 16, 2007
Business, Government, Technology Offers Cellphone-Based Service

Web-based load board said Friday it will offer its core services to truckers via cell phone.

July 16, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

ATRI, FMCSA to Host Safety Webinar

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the American Transportation Research Institute will co-host a trucking industry Webinar on Wednesday, July 25, on onboard collision warning systems.

July 16, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Port of Oakland to Launch GPS Tracking System

Trucking companies, owner-operators and shippers at the Port of Oakland, Calif., and Oakland’s World Trade Center will be able to track freight using Global Positioning System technology starting in about six months.

July 9, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

DOT Inspector General Urges More SafeStat Improvements

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s safety rating system has been improved but is still not ready to return to public view, said the Department of Transportation’s inspector general.

July 2, 2007
Business, Technology

Xtra Lease Adds Trailer-Tracking Features

Trailer equipment rental and leasing firm Xtra Lease said it has added new trailer-tracking features for fleets.

June 19, 2007