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  • Economy Continues to Expand Modestly, Fed says
    The economy continued to expand modestly from late February to early April in most of the country, and transportation generally strengthened in recent weeks, the Federal Reserve said.
  • Con-way, ODFL, YRC Freight Join uShip LTL Marketplace
    Online freight marketplace uShip announced April 16 that three national less-than-truckload carriers have committed to join uShip's shipper-direct LTL spot rate marketplace.
  • CSX Reports 1Q Income Drops 14%
    CSX Corp. reported its first-quarter net income fell 14% to $398 million, or 40 cents per share, as the rail industry began its first-quarter round of earnings reports on a lower note.
  • Autocar Recalls 4,100 Nat-Gas Trucks
    Autocar is recalling 4,100 natural gas-powered trucks as the initial major recall of Cummins Westport ISL G and Cummins' ISX 12 G is expanded.
  • Industrial Production Rises 0.7% in March
    Industrial production rose 0.7% in March after a revised 1.2% increase the prior month, figures from the Federal Reserve showed April 16.
  • Housing Starts Rise 2.8% in March
    Housing starts climbed 2.8% in March to a 946,000 annualized rate after February's 920,000 pace, which was higher than previously reported, Commerce Department reported April 16.
  • Swedish Shareholders Group Recommends VW Bid for Scania
    A Swedish shareholders group recommended that its members accept Volkswagen AG's $9.2 billion bid to buy out Swedish truck maker Scania AB, Reuters reported April 16.
  • Marten's 1Q Income Declines
    Truckload carrier Marten Transport's first-quarter net income declined to $5.3 million, or 16 cents per share, from $7.2 million, or 22 cents, a year ago.
  • Washington Mudslide Buried Critical Timber Truck Route
    Washington state transportation officials last week began a series of meetings on how to recover or replace the highway lost in the massive March 22 mudslide in Oso that killed 36 people and left seven missing.
  • Rand McNally Releases HOS and Navigation Updates
    Truck technology supplier Rand McNally said it has released updated mapping and additional hours-of-service features for its in-cab navigation and fleet management devices.
  • TIA Issues Fraud Task Force Report
    TUCSON, Ariz. - The Transportation Intermediaries Association said it has taken a step to reduce fraud and theft-related losses for brokers by issuing a task force report.
  • Communication between vehicles at last possible?
    Trucks which can automatically recognize dangerous situations on the Road, even before the driver I available to do it? In the coming decades it can occur real… In the second half of October Volvo Trucks with several partners will present how innovative and modern systems of communication between vehicles and the environment can contribute to […]
  • Truckermania an international final of Drivers League
    More than 9 thousand of truck drivers not only from Europe, but also from the Middle East and the Republic of South Africa were competing in the eliminations of economical driving, which took place in June. The one, who will finally win the competition, would be the master of International Drivers League. Among the finalists […]
  • Ice age of Polish harbour
    Transported through refrigerated cargo containers food is increasingly going into the containers and they are tasty morsel for almost every port. In Szczecin prevent them gaining too shallow fairway and deficiencies in port infrastructure. Good marks for the meet officials who seek not to inhibit the flow of goods susceptible to corruption. Refrigerated, whi […]
  • How to buy a used car
    It is hard to think in our country life completely without a car. Even, if every day we use city communication or bike, our own is no voted help in emergency situations. For people living in small cities and villages, car is real necessary. Not everybody have money to buy car straight from salon. So […]
  • DAF fleet truck of year in Great Britain
    During ceremony hand prestigious awards Motor Transport Award 2009 in London, model DAF CF85 the second time from row became honored title of Fleet truck of year. Awards “Motor Transport Awards” are honorable mention In British transport industry transmitted by branch magazine Motor Transport. Model CF85 meets all requirements of operators in range cost mana […]
  • Bess on leasing market In Poland
    In first part of year covernant deal worth 40% less than in the same time year ago. Value of  leasing agreement was about 18% less. In case of All market amount to 38%. Confirm it breakdown of investment small and big industries said representatives of Polish Leasing Ascertain. Worth of personal things leasinged in first […]
  • Cars imported to Poland hit for borders
    Flowing freely re-export of new cars from Poland to western countries of European Union mainly form Germany. Transaction between polish and German dealers fosters weakness polish currency.  Difference in prices in German and Polish salons up to few thousands Euro. Actually difference in prices after conversion PLN to Euro in case of smallest cars from […]
  • Paccar honored for ecological operations in hard times
    Kenworth firm, one from one of mark of Paccar concern to which belongs also DAF has received prestigious award Fineness in sphere of clean air from American agency of environmental protection (EPA). Kenworth is first producer of utilitarian vehicles which receive this honorable mention from moment of revolt of award in 2000 year. American agency […]
  • Volvo take big contract to China
    Volvo Buses together with Sunwin Bus delegation has signed with Bashi Group firm from Shanghai frame agreement to supply 1500 buses. Value of contract totals about 116 million euro but supplies of busses will last for opening of next year’s exhibition World Expo in Shanghai. Shanghai actually invest to modernization and boost of efficiency of […]
  • Transport in Poland is slightly Better
    Transport in Poland is slightly Better – as wrote ‘Rzeczpospolita’, the logistics industry is beginning to feel a revival. Companies from industry are counting to maintain last year turns and some even on the increase. Is this announcement the end of the economic crisis? According to ‘Rzeczypospolita’, it was the first transport companies have begun […]

Condolences To Todd Cochrane…

My condolences go out to Todd Cochrane and his family. According to a post on Todd’s Geek News Central website, his father died in an automobile accident in Michigan on the morning of Monday August 28, 2006. What an awful thing to have happen and to have to live through.

iFuture of Computing…

Everyone has disparaged Microsoft for Windows being clunky and unstable over the years, how hard it used to be to install device drivers, etc. Microsoft has been fighting the device driver problem for many years. The Linux folks are running into exactly the same problems. Microsoft has finally gotten things pretty stable and fairly simple [...]

Virtual Aquarium…

I just posted a “Virtual Aquarium” video of the eye candy program I purchased at www.stardock.com in action. The music in the video is by Ocee Fisher & The Hipp Doggs.

Apple, Trucker Tom Is Here To Help You…

Apple makes great products, no need of convincing me of that. They seem to finally be increasing their worldwide market share, but they’ve got a long ways to go before that share can become significant. I’m here to help them increase their market share. First of all, they’ve got to get rid of the ads [...]

Bullies and Cowards…

Bullies (a.k.a. Palestinians, Hezbollah) often see kindness and restraint as weakness. The response to terrorist aggression has to be very harsh and absolutely ruthless. The idea that bold response will just somehow “make more terrorists” is absurd. What emboldens terrorists (a.k.a. bullies) is a tepid, “we all just want to get along” type of response. [...]

Mac Mini…

I purchased a year-old Mac Mini from my friend Victor Cajiao and it arrived Thursday afternoon. I’ve got to admit I’m impressed with the Mac Mini and with the Garageband application in particular. Pretty neat stuff!

I’m heading back to work this morning. I’ve got to go over to Memphis, Tennessee to pick up a [...]