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TransCore Introduces New Transponder To Work With Electronic Toll Systems

TransCore, a provider of radio-frequency identification devices, introduced a new transponder that is compatible with multiple electronic toll-collection systems.

October 6, 2008
Fuel, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Qualcomm Offers In-Cab Scanning

Qualcomm Inc. added an in-cab scanning service to its mobile computing system, and launched a new reporting module designed to help carriers monitor how much fuel their drivers are burning, the company said last week.

October 6, 2008
Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Goldman Sachs Buys Stake in American Traffic Solutions

Goldman Sachs, which recently announced that it will convert into a federally regulated bank holding company, has purchased a minority stake in closely held American Traffic Solutions, a Scottsdale, Ariz., provider of electronic toll payment and video-based traffic enforcement systems.

October 6, 2008
Business, Logistics, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Acquire Canadian Firms with Chinese Operations

Ryder System said it will acquire Transpacific Container Terminal Ltd. and CRSA Logistics Ltd., as well as CRSA’s operations in Hong Kong and Shanghai, China.

October 6, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology

Letters to the Editor: Packaging, N.J. Turnpike, Relief Disaster, Seat-Belt Cameras, Trucking’s Cost

In this country and this economy, I, too, believe there’s a lot of unused space moving up and down our highways, creating inefficiencies.

October 2, 2008
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Government

Demand for Fuel Optimization Product Gains as Pump Prices Increase, TMW Systems Says

ORLANDO, Fla. — A fuel-optimization module acquired 12 months ago has since become a leading growth product for software vendor TMW Systems, which held its annual user conference in the heart of this resort-rich peninsula last week.

September 29, 2008
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Port of Oakland Issuing Funds for Truck Emissions Systems

More than 1,500 truckers at the Port of Oakland, Calif., have applied for 1,000 subsidies to retrofit their trucks to reduce emissions, the San Francisco Business Times reported Monday.

September 22, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment, Technology

Collision-Warning System an Option for Freightliner

Heavy-duty truck components supplier Eaton Corp. said its Vorad VS-400 collision-warning system has become a factory-installed option on all Freightliner Cascadia, Century and Columbia Class 8 trucks.

September 22, 2008
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Oregon County Using Cameras to Monitor Truckers’ Seat-Belt Use

The Clackamas County, Ore., sheriff’s office is using high-tech cameras to catch truck drivers who don’t buckle up, the Oregonian newspaper reported Tuesday.

September 16, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

PeopleNet’s eDriver Logs to Integrate with McLeod’s LoadMaster Software

PeopleNet, which provides onboard communications and fleet management systems, said Monday it is integrating its eDriver Logs automated driver log application with LoadMaster dispatch and enterprise software from McLeod Software.

September 15, 2008