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Business, Technology

Fleets Upgrading Communications Systems Create Secondary Market for Bargain Hunters

Equipment upgrades, fleet failures and tuck-in acquisitions have created an inventory of used mobile communications units, and bargain-seeking carriers looking for small batches of these systems have created sustainable demand for secondhand units, several tech executives have said.

May 23, 2011
Business, Technology

TMC Fall Meeting Set for September

The role of engine oil in fuel efficiency, maintenance challenges for intermodal operations, disaster recovery planning, and coatings for corrosion protection are among the topics on the wide-ranging agenda for the fall meeting of the Technology and Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations.

May 16, 2011
Business, Technology

ALK Previews PC Miler 25 at Tech Summit

PRINCETON, N.J. — ALK Technologies is preparing to launch version 25 of its PC Miler truck-routing software, the company said May 5 at its annual technology summit here.

Dan Leone | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2011
Business, Technology

Intermec’s Loss Widens; CEO Departs

Intermec said its first-quarter loss widened on higher costs and that CEO Patrick Byrne has left the company.

May 4, 2011
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Feds Extend Handheld Cellphone Ban to include Hazmat Truckers

Federal regulators have issued a proposed rule that would extend a ban on the use of handheld cellphones to include intrastate hazardous materials motor carriers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 3, 2011
Letters to the Editor, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Letters: Trucking’s Real Cost, Soaring Fuel Prices, Mexican EOBRs

It is evident to me that the bigger 3PLs are adding trucks to their array of services because there are fewer trucks on the road.

May 2, 2011
Business, Technology

Two Senators Call for Closer Review of Next-Generation Cellular Network

Two U.S. senators called for greater regulatory scrutiny of a proposed next-generation cellular network that, some critics contend, could interfere with or even block GPS signals.

April 25, 2011
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment

FMCSA Allows More Time for Comments on EOBRs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking additional public comment on its proposed electronic onboard recorders rule to ensure motor carriers do not use the technology to violate the privacy of truck drivers.

April 25, 2011
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment

Fleets Adopting Logging Systems Ahead of Mandate, Technology Equipment Vendors Say

CINCINNATI — Fleets are adopting electronic logging systems at a rapid pace in advance of a federal mandate, according to technology vendors and fleet executives.

April 25, 2011
Perspective, Business, Technology, Government

Opinion: Passing Through the Patent ‘Troll’ Booth

As technologies are implemented and improved in various industries, companies are at an increased risk of being sued for patent infringement. This is particularly true as federal or state regulators move to require companies to use electronic tracking or other technology.

April 22, 2011