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Trimble Acquires ALK Technologies

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Trimble Navigation Ltd. said it has acquired navigation technology company ALK Technologies. No terms were disclosed.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 4, 2013
Government, Business, Technology

N.C.'s Quick Pass to Be Compatible With E-ZPass

North Carolina’s Quick Pass toll collection system and the multistate E-ZPass system will become compatible Thursday, when users of both transponders will be able to pay tolls in both systems, the North Carolina Turnpike Authority announced.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 2, 2013
Business, Technology

Major Deals Reshape Tech Landscape; Companies Prep for EOBR Mandate

Major acquisitions, the upcoming electronic onboard recorder mandate and a move toward mobility platforms were among the year’s biggest developments in trucking’s technology arena.

December 24, 2012
Business, Technology

New Mexico Adopts Drivewyze Weigh Station Bypass System

New Mexico adopted the Drivewyze PreClear system as its new service for trucks to bypass weight stations and mobile inspections sites on all major routes in the state.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
December 17, 2012
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA Plans Survey on EOBR Harassment Issue

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to survey trucking to determine how it could prevent driver harassment when it issues a rule mandating electronic onboard recorders.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
December 14, 2012
Business, Technology

Honeywell to Acquire Intermec for $600 Million

Honeywell said it plans to acquire mobile computing company Intermec Inc. for $600 million.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
December 11, 2012
Business, Technology

Penske Adding LED Headlights to 5,000 Semi-Trucks

Penske Truck Leasing is retrofitting 5,000 of its semi-trucks with advanced LED headlights, the company said.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
December 4, 2012
Business, Technology

Study Says Collection Costs About Equal for All-Electronic Tolls or Fuel Taxes

The cost of all-electronic tolling is about the same as the cost of collecting fuel tax, and could result in more money available for highway infrastructure improvements, the Reason Foundation said in a study released last week.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
December 3, 2012
Business, Technology, Government

Mack Truck Used to Deliver Christmas Tree to U.S. Capitol Lawn From Colorado Forest

The Christmas tree that will sit on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol arrived in Washington last week, towed by a Mack truck.

December 3, 2012
Business, Technology

C.H. Robinson Revamps Online Tool

C.H. Robinson introduced an updated online tool with improved user interface and additional customization options for customers, the company said.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
November 26, 2012

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