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Obama Notes Stimulus’ Transport-Project Progress

President Obama Monday said the federal government’s stimulus plan was on track to help shore up the nation’s infrastructure, Bloomberg reported.

April 13, 2009
Letters to the Editor, Business, Government, Safety, Technology

Letters: All Things Safety, Trailer Tracking, The American Dream

Here we go again — the safety freaks filing yet another challenge to the current hours of service, led unfortunately by my illustrious leader, James Hoffa. I think he needs to pull his head out of the sand on this one.

April 13, 2009
Business, Government, Equipment, Technology, Safety

Sterling Truck Corp. Closes After 11 Years

Sterling Truck Corp. officially ended its 11-year life span last month when the last Class 8 rolled off the St. Thomas, Ontario, assembly line, part of a final order for ABF Freight System Inc.

April 13, 2009
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Massachusetts Weighs Transportation Reform

The Massachusetts House of Representatives has joined the Senate in approving a reform plan for the state’s transportation system.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder Lowers 1Q Outlook

Ryder System Wednesday cut its first-quarter forecast, saying the ongoing recession has hurt its freight volumes and reduced demand.

April 8, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Iteris Buys Hamilton Signal Assets

Iteris Inc., which makes lane-departure warning systems for the trucking industry, said Tuesday it acquired assets from Hamilton Signal including its Abacus system. Terms were not disclosed.

April 7, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Navman Wireless Tracking Software Adds Reporting

Navman Wireless has added a reporting system to its Internet-based tracking software, Online-AVL, the company said.

April 6, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Old Dominion to Install PeopleNet’s Onboard Systems

Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line said it will install PeopleNet’s onboard communications systems across its entire fleet of 5,100 trucks.

April 6, 2009
Government, Business, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Vanguard Parent to Market U.S. Trailer, Create National Master Dealer Network

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — China International Marine Containers introduced the first trailer it is marketing in the United States under its own name, a refrigerated unit it said contains a proprietary insulation system that will eliminate the 3% to 7% in condensation weight that typical reefers build up in a year.

March 31, 2009
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

More Snow Closes Highways in Plains States

The second major snowstorm in a week hit the Northern Plains with more than a foot of snow Monday, closing hundreds of miles of major highways and causing major collisions, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

March 31, 2009