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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, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety

E&MU: SCR Exhaust Systems Could Reduce Soot Output

Today’s new diesel-power trucks are, by law, equipped with particulate filters, and in many models the DPF will soon will be joined by another aftertreatment device — selective catalytic reduction, or SCR, in a canister.

December 14, 2009
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Donaldson Co. to Improve Filtration Systems Plant for 2010

Donaldson Co., a manufacturer of filtration systems, said Monday it is spending $5 million to enable one of its plants to manufacture parts that comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 diesel emission standards.

December 14, 2009
Business, Technology, Logistics

Greatwide Aims to Diversify with YRC’s Dedicated Assets

Greatwide Logistics’ purchase of YRC Worldwide Inc.’s U.S. dedicated contract carriage assets will expand and diversify its business into new geographical regions and markets, Chief Executive Officer Ray Greer said.

December 9, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMW Acquires Innovative Computing Corp.

TMW Systems last week acquired Innovative Computing Corp., combining two of the best-known names in the marketplace and expanding the reach of the largest provider of fleet-management software.

December 7, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

TMW Acquires Innovative Computing Corp.

TMW Systems has acquired fellow trucking software provider Innovative Computing Corp., the companies announced Tuesday.

December 1, 2009
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Distracted Driving Solutions Are Available, Tech Companies Say at FCC Workshop

Representatives of several high-tech firms said they already are marketing, or soon will offer, systems designed to prevent motorists from texting and talking on cell phones while driving their vehicles.

November 30, 2009
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Technology, Equipment

Navistar Says It Is Losing Sales, Blames EPA’s Stance on SCR

Navistar Inc., which said it has spent $600 million to develop its 2010 exhaust gas recirculation engine, said the company is losing sales of next year’s model because federal regulators “helped create the false impression” among customers that only urea-based after-treatment systems would meet 2010 federal emissions standards.

November 30, 2009
Business, Fuel, Safety, Technology, Government

Kenan Advantage to Buy Assets of Reinhard Transportation

Kenan Advantage Group will acquire the assets of Reinhard Transportation, a Federal Way, Wash., fuel hauler that runs 64 trucks.

November 25, 2009
Business, Safety, Technology, Government

Opinion: Optimize Routing and Assets

When large, corporate-owned fleets such as U.S. Foodservice and Wal-Mart Transportation were pressured by their owners to meet environmental sustainability goals even during the current faltering economy, it made the news.

November 20, 2009
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Opinion: CSA 2010: A Good First Step, But . . .

For more than a decade, the trucking industry has called for an overhaul of the Department of Transportation’s safety fitness measurement and rating systems. Fortunately, DOT heard these calls and soon will implement its new system — Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010. CSA 2010’s measurement component will be rolled out in July 2010; the rating component will be implemented after a future rulemaking process is completed.

November 5, 2009