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Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Werner to Use ACS Document Scanning

Truckload carrier Werner Enterprises said it will begin using TripPak Express, an online document-scanning system provided by Dallas-based information technology firm ACS for drivers’ daily paperwork.

August 27, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar to Repurchase 2 Million Shares

Landstar System said Monday it will buy back up to an additional 2 million shares of its common stock.

August 27, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Eaton Starts Production of Truck Hybrid System

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Truck drivetrain manufacturer Eaton Corp. said its electric-diesel hybrid system for medium-duty trucks is now in commercial production and that it would produce heavy-duty hybrids in a few years.

August 20, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

iTECH: ‘TCP/IP’ for In-Cab High-Speed Wireless

The most common way of delivering data from truck telematics involves the system vendor storing, and probably massaging, the information, which the customer accesses through a secure Web site.

August 20, 2007
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

States to Delay Collecting SSRS Fees

States that participated in the Single State Registration System before its termination have agreed to postpone collecting fees until September, despite Congress’ extension of the program, officials said.

August 15, 2007
Business, Technology, Government

Tropical Storm Moves Toward South Texas

A strengthening tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico is moving toward the South Texas coast, but is on a track to bypass most of the state’s oil refineries, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

August 15, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Virginia DOT Updates 511 System, Software

The Virginia Department of Transportation said Aug. 1 it has updated its 511 road-information system to include improvements suggested by users.

August 13, 2007
Business, Safety, Technology, Government, Logistics

CSX Transportation, Kentucky to Cooperate on Rail Security

Freight railroad CSX Transportation said it has entered into an agreement with the state of Kentucky under which state law enforcement officials will be able to track the location of CSX trains and monitor the contents of the carrier’s railcars.

August 8, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Telargo to Provide Telematics System for LeasePlan USA

Fleet management services firm Telargo Inc. said Monday it will provide telematics systems for vehicle leasing company LeasePlan USA, Alpharetta, Georgia.

August 7, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Company Wins FMCSA Contract to Help Truckers Find Parking

Foster-Miller Inc. said Tuesday it was awarded a $396,000 contract from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to develop an automated system to help long-haul truckers find available parking.

August 1, 2007