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Qualcomm, Maptuit Set Partnership for NaviGo System

Qualcomm Inc. and Maptuit Corp. said Monday they have entered an agreement to make Maptuit’s navigation system available on Qualcomm’s mobile computing platform.

May 7, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder’s First-Quarter Profit Rises

Ryder System said Wednesday its first-quarter profit rose 8% to $51.3 million or 84 cents a share, from $47.6 million or 77 cents a year ago.

April 25, 2007
Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Landstar’s Quarterly Income Declines

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Truckload carrier Landstar System said Thursday its first-quarter net income fell to $21.6 million or 38 cents a share, from $24.4 million or 41 cents a year ago.

April 19, 2007
Business, Technology, Safety

Companies Turn to Tracking Technology for Cargo Security


Beth Rogers | Special to Transport Topics
March 28, 2007
Business, Technology, Safety, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Companies Use Tracking Technology for Electronic Cargo Security

Many manufacturers provide trucking companies with products that use Global Positioning System satellites to help manage their logistics more seamlessly, but have now found an additional use for the technology.

Beth Rogers | Special to Transport Topics
March 28, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Perseverance, Timing Key to Mediation of Accident Claims

NEW ORLEANS — While great trials may provide drama and public fascination, mediation of accident claims — a process that avoids that drama — is daily life for trucking companies and other transportation providers. Those involved with the system said mediation takes special skills and techniques.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
March 28, 2007
Business, Technology

Qualcomm, GE Trailer, SkyBitz Announce Product Expansions

LAS VEGAS — Qualcomm Inc., GE Trailer Fleet Services and Sky-Bitz, three of the largest providers of trailer-tracking technology, each announced new customers and product expansions and enhancements here last week.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
March 23, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

February Truck Sales Fall 19.3%

Sales of new Class 8 trucks fell 19.3% in February, while orders for new vehicles plunged more than 70%, according to companies that track the market.

Frederick Kiel | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Letter to the Editor: Speed Limits, Opening the Border

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. There is a lot more traffic and a lot more going on behind the wheel other than turning it, with cellphones, Global Positioning System and onboard computers.

March 14, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

iTECH: Harnessing the Sun to Recharge Trailer Batteries

Considering that all batteries have a finite life span, harnessing sunlight is one way to keep tracking systems running for long periods on far-flung trailers.

Thomas M. Strah | Managing Editor
March 5, 2007