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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
Government, Business, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Safety

House Bill Would Extend Size, Weight Limits

A House bill would freeze the truck size and weight limits of 53 feet for trailers and 80,000 pounds for the entire national highway system.

March 26, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Technicians to Face More Fault Codes With Use of OBDs, Engine Makers Say

Truck technicians next year will have to deal with a pronounced increase in engine fault codes because of the onboard diagnostics systems added to 2010 and later model engines, engine makers said.

March 23, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Garmin Introduces Truck-Specific GPS Navigator

Garmin International announced last week a global positioning system navigator that it said is its first portable navigation device designed exclusively for the trucking industry.

March 23, 2009
Business, Safety, Technology, Fuel, Equipment

Three DEF Manufacturers Gain API Certification

Several companies that blend diesel exhaust fluid, the urea solution used in truck engines with selective catalytic reduction systems, have had their blends certified by the American Petroleum Institute.

March 23, 2009

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