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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

Technology Briefs — Jan. 30 - Feb. 5

Analyst Says More Ethanol Won’t Stem Consumption • Extol to Provide Software to C.R. England • J.B. Hunt Chooses PAR System for Reefer Tracking

February 5, 2007

Infographic: Ryder’s Foundation for a Successful Freight Brokerage

Globally, supply chains are facing unprecedented levels of disruption. As a result, shippers and carriers are challenged more than ever to keep goods moving while remaining profitable. While most brokerages point to technology as the key to achieving success, today’s setbacks have proven that technology alone isn’t enough.

Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

SkyBitz, Stemco to Offer Mileage Readings for Trailer-Tracking System

Trailer-tracking technology maker SkyBitz Inc. and has teamed with Stemco LP to offer mileage readings in conjunction with real-time trailer tracking for commercial fleets and trailer leasing companies, the two said Monday.

February 5, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder System’s Fourth-Quarter, Full-Year Income Rise

Ryder System’s fourth-quarter profit rose 12% to $65.8 million or $1.08 cents a share, from $58.8 million or 92 cents a year earlier.

February 2, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Saia Buys Wisconsin LTL Carrier for $2.5 Million

Less-than-truckload carrier Saia Inc. said Thursday it has acquired Wisconsin-based LTL company Madison Freight Systems for about $2.5 million.

February 1, 2007
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
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