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J.B. Hunt to Use New SkyBitz Trailer-Tracking System

Truckload carrier J.B. Hunt Transport Services will put trailer-tracking units made by SkyBitz on its North American trailer fleet, the two said Monday.

April 28, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder Reports 1Q Income Gain, Boosts Outlook

Ryder System Inc.

Ryder System said Wednesday its first-quarter profit rose 9% to $56.1 million, or 96 cents per share, from $51.3 million, or 84 cents, a year earlier.

April 23, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Government

TransCore Unveils Rate Index Pro Database

Trucking technology system provider TransCore said its new Rate Index Pro product will provide single-lane, real-time truckload information that can be used in pricing and contract negotiations.

April 21, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar’s First-Quarter Income Improves

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Truckload carrier Landstar System’s first-quarter net income rose to $23.7 million, or 45 cents a share, from $21.6 million, or 38 cents, a year earlier.

April 17, 2008
Business, Technology

Qualcomm’s European Unit Acquires Spanish Firm

Qualcomm Enterprise Services Europe BV, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., said Monday it acquired most of the assets of Madrid, Spain-based Ronda Grupo Consultor.

April 14, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Buy Florida Leasing Firm

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Ryder System said Monday it will buy most of the assets of Florida-based Gator Leasing, which will add about 2,300 vehicles to Ryder's fleet.

April 14, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Cummins Begins Production at Chinese Fuel Systems Plant

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. said Tuesday it opened its first fuel systems manufacturing site outside of North America, the Cummins Fuel Systems Wuhan plant, in China.

April 8, 2008
Business, Equipment, Technology, Safety

Rates Rise on Indiana Toll Road; Truckers Begin Using I-Zoom

The cost to drive on the Indiana Toll Road rose for all vehicles with three or more axles, as well as two-axle vehicles that were not using the I-Zoom electronic tolling system, which debuted on the road last week.

April 7, 2008
Business, Fuel, Equipment, Government, Technology, Safety

Cummins Releases CARB-Compliant APU

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. Wednesday unveiled two new auxiliary power unit systems that are compliant with new California Air Resources Board idle-reduction regulations.

March 26, 2008
Business, Technology

UPS Names Freight Forwarding Management

UPS Inc. Tuesday named a new senior management team to oversee its freight forwarding, global brokerage and non-asset network management service businesses.

March 25, 2008