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Volvo Invests in Anti-Theft System Based on Radio Technology

Volvo AB, parent company of Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks Inc., said it was working on a new tractor-trailer anti-theft system based on intelligent radio technology and sensors.

March 3, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Coca-Cola Buys 120 Eaton Hybrid Trucks

Component manufacturer Eaton Corp. said that Coca-Cola Enterprises has purchased 120 new trucks for 2008 delivery, powered by Eaton’s hybrid electric drivetrain system, Bloomberg reported.

March 3, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Qualcomm Upgrades OmniVision System to Include Roaming, In-Cab Processing

SAN DIEGO — Mobile communications provider Qualcomm Inc. unveiled a host of upgrades and additions for its flagship OmniVision platform here, in-cluding wireless data roaming capabilities, in-cab document processing and support for third-party collision-avoidance systems.

February 25, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMW Reports Record Growth in 2007

Trucking software provider TMW Systems said 2007 was a record year for the company’s revenue, product releases, new customers and consecutive quarterly growth.

February 25, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

iTECH: Dual Tracking Mode — Best of Both Worlds?

Some makers of integrated mobile communication systems are adopting technologies that enable their fleet customers to take advantage of both the broad geographic coverage offered by satellites and high-volume, low-cost data transmission over cellular phone networks.

February 19, 2008
Business, Technology

Railroads Investing in More Upgrades, Journal Reports

U.S. railroads are making big investments in their networks, having spending $10 billion to expand tracks, build freight yards and buy locomotives since 2000, and are planning an additional $12 billion in upgrades, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

February 13, 2008
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder Boosts Dividend

Ryder System’s board approved a 2-cent increase in its quarterly dividend, to 23 cents a share.

February 11, 2008
Business, Technology

Xata Completes GeoLogic Acquisition

Xata Corp. said it has completed its $17.5 million acquisition of fleet tracking and communications firm GeoLogic Solutions.

February 4, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Karmak Updates Its Management System

Karmak Inc., a software supplier for the trucking industry, said it has released a major update of its Legend business management system, designed solely for the heavy-duty trucking industry.

February 4, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder’s Fourth-Quarter Income Improves

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Ryder System said Friday its fourth-quarter profit rose 9.3%, as its contract business improved.

February 1, 2008