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Commercial freight transportation businesses rely on data, intelligence, and novel solutions for operational efficiency. Transport Topics technology coverage investigates available technologies, real-world applications of business solutions, and the strategies necessary for advancement. News topics focus on the latest applied science, and issues range from autonomous vehicle and robotics innovations to management software, tracking and transparency, data analytics, blockchain, and the internet of things.

Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar System’s Fourth-Quarter Income Declines

Truckload carrier Landstar System’s fourth-quarter net income fell to $28.7 million or 50 cents a share, from $41.8 million or 70 cents a year earlier.

February 1, 2007

Daily Briefings from Transport Topics

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Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

TMW President Says Slowdown Not Expected for ’07 Sales

The president of trucking software provider TMW Systems said he does not expect a slowdown in sales this year, even as some trucking companies face a downturn in demand for freight-hauling services.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 29, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

E&MU: Coping With ’07 Emission Systems

The maintenance managers of two vehicle leasing companies expect few problems in their shops as the truck-operating industry shifts to the next generation of lower-emission diesel engines.

Rob Fernandez | Special to Transport Topics
January 29, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology

Security & Safety Briefs — Jan. 18 - Jan. 24

Driver Gets Life in Smuggling Deaths • New Passport Rule Takes Effect • Okla. Study Cites Cellphone Accident Hazards • N.D. Lawmaker Wants 40-Mph Minimum on Interstates

January 24, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Technology Briefs — Jan. 17 - Jan. 22

Georgia Weigh Stations to Use PrePass • Purolator Selects Software System from Carrier Logistics • Iowa Plans Internet Kiosks at Rest Stops • President to Address Global Warming in Tuesday Speech

January 22, 2007
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Letters to the Editor: EPA and Engines; Onboard Diagnostics

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor. Once again, the great Environmental Protection Agency has brainwashed the public in the name of environmental protection. As a small fleet owner of longhaul flatbed equipment, our injectors and fuel systems are taking a beating in the name of conservation.

January 22, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

ACE to Be Required at Entry Points in California, Texas, N. Mex.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said Friday that truck carriers entering the United States at all land border ports of entry in California, Texas and New Mexico will be required to present advance electronic cargo information through the Automated Commercial Environment truck manifest system.

January 19, 2007
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Letter to the Editor: Trade Support and Security

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is developing a commercial trade processing system — the Automated Commercial Environment — designed to facilitate legitimate cross-border trade while strengthening border security.

January 17, 2007
Business, Technology, Government, Safety

Congress Takes Action on Bills to Improve Cargo Security

In their first days as Congress’ new majority, Democrats on Capitol Hill introduced legislation calling for greater cargo screening and tracking of hazardous materials shipments.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
January 17, 2007
Business, Technology

GE Acquires Trailer-Tracking Firm Terion

General Electric Co. unit GE Equipment Services said Thursday it acquired trailer-tracking technology firm Terion Inc.

January 12, 2007