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  • Motorola to Sell Enterprise Business to Zebra for $3.45 Billion
    Motorola Solutions Inc. has agreed to sell its Enterprise business - including the handheld computers and scanners it offers to the transportation industry - to Zebra Technologies Corp. for $3.45 billion.
  • Hub Group Reports Lower 1Q Profit, Citing Weather
    Hub Group Inc. said its first-quarter profit slipped from a year ago, citing "extreme weather in many markets," although its revenue improved.
  • Warburg Pincus Agrees to Buy EFS
    Private-equity firm Warburg Pincus announced an agreement to acquire Electronic Funds Source, which provides fuel card and other fleet-payment services.
  • Hapag-Lloyd, CSAV Sign Merger Agreement
    Germany-based ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd said it has signed a binding agreement to merge with Chilean counterpart Cia. Sud Americana de Vapores to form the world's fourth-largest container shipping company.
  • Police Arrest Suspect in K.C. Highway Shootings
    Kansas City, Mo., police arrested a man suspected in a series of shootings on highways around the city that injured three people and had drivers on edge for the past month, the Kansas City Star reported.
  • Intermodal Rail Traffic Rises 9.3% for Week
    U.S. rail intermodal traffic increased 9.3% in the week ended April 12 compared with the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads reported.
  • SoCal Ports' March Container Traffic Rebounds
    Container traffic at the Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach jumped more than 20% in March after a decline in February.
  • iTECH: To Share or Not To Share
    On the plus side, sharing information about the best ways to use technology helps the trucking industry become more efficient and successful. Some companies also find that technology can be a powerful marketing tool. Shippers often want their carriers, brokers and logistics companies to have sophisticated systems, so there's an advantage to publicizing […]
  • Freight Transportation Seen Lagging in Tech Applications
    The freight transportation industry is still catching up with technology," said Matt Ziegler, president of ZMac Transportation Solutions.
  • Union Pacific's 1Q Earnings Jump 14%
    Union Pacific Corp.'s first-quarter earnings jumped 14% to $1.1 billion, or $2.38 a share, the company reported April 17. Revenue rose 6.6% to $5.64 billion.
  • Manufacturing Expands in Philadelphia Area
    Manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia region expanded in April, the Federal Reserve Bank in that district said April 17.
  • 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 […]

Podcast Awards Voting…

It’s time now for the next few days to vote every 24 hours for your favorite podcasts at

http://www.podcastawards.com

My podcast “Trucker Tom” is located at the bottom of the page in the Travel category.

Digital Voice Corresponding…

Scott, a listener to my podcast, sent in a voice clip and talked about the practice of digital voice correspondence. It’s quite interesting and has social similarities to podcasting.

You can check out Scott’s page that explains the concept here:

http://home.comcast.net/~medianews/

Sound Seeing Tour Now Has Video…

A few days ago I did an audio sound-seeing tour of a desert parking area in California along I-40. Here’s the audio version:

http://m.podshow.com/media/131/episodes/71165/truckertom-71165-07-17-2007.mp3

Here is the video version of the same sound seeing tour.

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/YazoomaVideos/~3/135206659/yazooma-71492-07-19-2007.mp4

Do the visuals match the images in your head that were created from listening to the audio only version?

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L.A. To New York Video…

This is a very cool video I found on YouTube.

Podcasts & Infinite Choice…

At one time I was big into listening to the radio and music, but over time I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t listen to much music at all, I just lost interest in much of it.

There are so many podcast choices out there I can’t imagine having to go back to the [...]

Find Apple TV HD 720p Video Podcasts Here…

Here’s a link to my Apple TV 720p HD video podcast aggregation feed:

http://feeds.feedburnercom/appletv

I am ONLY adding Apple TV HD 1280 x 720 video podcasts to this feed — anything that claims to be Apple TV HD but isn’t 1280 x 720 resolution won’t make the cut. So you can subscribe to the feed [...]

Windows Woes…

I’ve just about HAD IT with Windows. At times like this I start to think it’s the most frustrating piece of junk software ever written.

It started out innocently enough — I needed to scan some documents so I could fax them in today before Midnight so I get a paycheck next week.

Plug in [...]

Podcast Awards…

I generally am not a big fan of voting and awards, however I’m making an exception for this one. If you feel inclined to do so, please nominate the Trucker Tom Podcast at the following link:

http://podcastawards.com/index.php?option=nominate

Remember, you can only nominate podcasts one time only. Read the rules carefully. People with more than one [...]