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States’ Stimulus Plans Differ From Obama’s

Plans by some states for spending on new highways may undermine the planned economic stimulus, which would focus on existing roads and new transit systems, Bloomberg reported.

January 7, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Government

Eaton Sells VORAD System to Bendix

Truck parts and components maker Eaton Corp. said Monday it has sold its VORAD, or vehicle on-board radar, system to Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems. Terms were not disclosed.

January 5, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Acquire Conn. Leasing Firm

Ryder System

Ryder System said it will acquire Edart Leasing Co., based in Hartford, Conn.

December 30, 2008
Business, Logistics, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder Completes Logistics Acquisition

Ryder System said Tuesday it has completed its acquisition of a Canadian logistics firm with operations in China.

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

Ryder to Cut 700 U.S. Jobs; Scale Back International Business

Ryder System will scale back its international business and cut 700 U.S. jobs while temporarily laying off 1,425 workers and focusing its operations on the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

December 19, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Technology, Equipment

EPA to Require Sensors For Emissions in 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued its final rule requiring heavy-truck manufacturers to install onboard diagnostic systems starting in 2010 to alert drivers when engine emission systems are malfunctioning or deteriorating.

December 15, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment, Technology

Meritor WABCO Debuts System for Automatic Truck Braking

ATLANTA — Meritor WABCO demonstrated its new automatic braking system for heavy-duty trucks that is integrated with its anti-lock braking and stability control systems. Executives said the system can cut accident rates, especially rear-end collisions, which account for nearly 20% of all truck-involved crashes.

December 1, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

NAVTEQ To Acquire German Traffic Data Firm

NAVTEQ announced last week that it will acquire T-Systems Traffic GmbH, a German traffic data firm.

November 24, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Saia Makes Warning System Standard on New Trucks

Less-than-truckload carrier Saia Inc. said it will make lane departure warning systems standard for all new tractors.

November 21, 2008
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ABF to Buy SCR Trucks for 2010, Exec Says

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — ABF Freight System will use diesel engines with selective catalytic reduction technology starting in 2010, but the less-than-truckload carrier has not decided upon the truck maker it will use.

November 21, 2008