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Manufacturers Tout Their Choices for 2010

Starting in 2010, fleets buying new trucks will have to decide between two very different engine systems, and manufacturers already are warning that selecting the competing platform will leave the owner with an inferior product.

February 9, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Descartes Buys Oceanwide’s Logistics Business

Descartes Systems Group said Thursday it acquired the logistics business of privately held Oceanwide Inc., in an all-cash transaction of about C$10.4 million ($8.4 million).

February 6, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder’s Fourth-Quarter Income Declines

Ryder System

Ryder System said Wednesday its fourth-quarter profit fell to $10.6 million, or 19 cents a share, from $71.9 million, or $1.24, a year ago.

February 4, 2009
Equipment, Business, Fuel, Government, Technology, Safety

Paccar Offers Aftermarket Particulate Filter

Paccar Inc.’s parts dealers are offering the company’s Engine Control Systems Purifilter, an aftermarket passively regenerating diesel particulate filter approved by the California Air Resources Board for installation and use in a wide variety of Class 8 trucks.

February 2, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar’s 4Q Income Slips

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Truckload carrier Landstar System’s fourth-quarter profit fell to $24.6 million, or 47 cents a share, from $29 million, or 54 cents, a year ago.

January 28, 2009
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Storm System Leaves Icy Roads in Many States

Tom Biery/Trans Pix

A large storm system stretching from Arkansas into the Northeast has left roads with as much as three inches of ice in many areas, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

January 28, 2009
Business, Safety, Technology, Government

Former ATA Chairman Kuntz Joins SkyBitz Board

Ray Kuntz, immediate past chairman of American Trucking Associations, has joined the board of directors at trailer tracking firm SkyBitz, the company said Monday.

January 26, 2009
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Continued Growth of Multi-mode Transport Spurs Information Technology Systems

The information systems that support intermodal trucking companies are much like the business of intermodalism itself: complex, multi-headed and increasingly important to motor carriers.

January 19, 2009
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Snow System Moving East; Roads in Several States To Be Affected

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Weather forecasters posted winter storm warnings across the Northern Plains Monday, as a cold system threatened the region as it moved south and east, the Associated Press reported.

January 12, 2009
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety

EPA Warns of Possible Dioxins In Cummins’ 2010 SCR System

The Environmental Protection Agency said it is concerned that emissions systems using a copper compound that engine maker Cummins Inc. will use in 2010 models could generate “likely human carcinogen” dioxins, in which case it would “likely not certify” the systems.

January 12, 2009