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Letters to the Editor: Packaging, N.J. Turnpike, Relief Disaster, Seat-Belt Cameras, Trucking’s Cost

In this country and this economy, I, too, believe there’s a lot of unused space moving up and down our highways, creating inefficiencies.

October 2, 2008
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Government

Demand for Fuel Optimization Product Gains as Pump Prices Increase, TMW Systems Says

ORLANDO, Fla. — A fuel-optimization module acquired 12 months ago has since become a leading growth product for software vendor TMW Systems, which held its annual user conference in the heart of this resort-rich peninsula last week.

September 29, 2008
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Port of Oakland Issuing Funds for Truck Emissions Systems

More than 1,500 truckers at the Port of Oakland, Calif., have applied for 1,000 subsidies to retrofit their trucks to reduce emissions, the San Francisco Business Times reported Monday.

September 22, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Equipment, Technology

Collision-Warning System an Option for Freightliner

Heavy-duty truck components supplier Eaton Corp. said its Vorad VS-400 collision-warning system has become a factory-installed option on all Freightliner Cascadia, Century and Columbia Class 8 trucks.

September 22, 2008
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Oregon County Using Cameras to Monitor Truckers’ Seat-Belt Use

The Clackamas County, Ore., sheriff’s office is using high-tech cameras to catch truck drivers who don’t buckle up, the Oregonian newspaper reported Tuesday.

September 16, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

PeopleNet’s eDriver Logs to Integrate with McLeod’s LoadMaster Software

PeopleNet, which provides onboard communications and fleet management systems, said Monday it is integrating its eDriver Logs automated driver log application with LoadMaster dispatch and enterprise software from McLeod Software.

September 15, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ABF Expands Delivery Services Via Regional Network

ABF Freight System Monday said it has set faster transit times in more than 24,000 station-to-station lanes including 1,300 new next-day lanes and 21,000 new second-day lanes.

September 15, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder Completes Acquisition of Gordon Truck Leasing

Ryder System said Wednesday it completed its previously announced acquisition of Gordon Truck Leasing, based in Philadelphia.

September 3, 2008
Business, Technology

IdleAire Re-Forms with New Ownership

IdleAire Inc., comprised of six investment management companies, said Monday it now owns essentially all of the bankrupt IdleAire Technologies Corp.’s assets with the official closing late Friday on their successful $17.5 million bid submitted earlier this year.

September 2, 2008
Business, Fuel, Technology, Government

Forward Air to Acquire Service Express

Forward Air Corp. said Monday its wholly owned subsidiary, Forward Air Solutions Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of Service Express, a privately held provider of pool distribution and related services headquartered in Spartanburg, S.C.

September 2, 2008