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I.D. Systems Receives Allowance for Cargo-Sensor Patent

I.D. Systems Inc., provider of the VeriWise brand of asset-tracking technology, said it has received a notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a pending patent on a cargo-sensing system for dry van trailers and intermodal containers.

February 27, 2015
Business, Technology

Durable Goods Orders Rise for First Time in Three Months

Oshkosh Corp.

Orders for durable goods rose in January for the first time in three months, showing manufacturing may be starting to stabilize as companies look beyond weaker global markets and cutbacks among energy producers.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2015
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment, Logistics, Technology, Autonomous

Safety Groups Petition NHTSA for Collision Avoidance Systems

Several nonprofit safety groups have asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to mandate collision avoidance and mitigation braking systems for new heavy trucks and buses.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 23, 2015
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA Delays Publication of E-Log Rule to November

John Sommers II for TT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An official with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said the agency plans to publish its final electronic logging device rule in November, rather than on the agency’s previous projected date of Sept. 30.

February 23, 2015
Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Ryder to Train Maintenance Workforce on Nat Gas Tech

Ryder System Inc.

Ryder System Inc. said it has begun an online natural gas truck training program for its 6,000 North American maintenance employees.

February 20, 2015
Special Coverage, Business, Technology

Optronics Unveils Anti-Theft Lighting System, LED SuperLamp Technology

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Optronics International, an offshore vehicle lighting manufacturer, rolled out a LampLock anti-theft lighting system and also re-engineered electrical components for its LED SuperLamp.

February 17, 2015
Special Coverage, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Suspending HOS Rules Forced ELD Makers to Adjust, Executives Say

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A congressional mandate that suspended parts of the hours-of-service rule until Sept. 30 required electronic logging device manufacturers to make costly adjustments and retests of their software for their customers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 17, 2015
Special Coverage, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA to Publish Final ELD Rule in November

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to publish its final electronic logging device rule in November, an agency official said.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 16, 2015
Special Coverage, Business, Technology, Equipment

Bose Debuts Advancements in Its Ergonomic Truck Seats

Mike Rosen by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bose, the manufacturer that applied its pioneering sound-blocking technology to block bumps and vibrations in truck seats, has announced upgrades to its seats, including a refined control system, improved ergonomic features and a built-in informational audio track that helps orient drivers to the new equipment.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
February 16, 2015
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment, Logistics, Technology, Autonomous

NTSB Urges Greater Attention to Truck Maintenance Issues

WASHINGTON — Trucking companies with poor safety records should redouble their maintenance efforts and pay particular attention to brake systems, the acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board said.

February 16, 2015

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