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Transportify aims to make life easier for SMEs

As an online marketplace for delivery and logistics, Transportify is easily likened to other transport services such as Uber and Grab. “Oh, you’re Uber for deliveries—that was the easiest way [for some people] to explain what we do,” says Noel Abelardo, Transportify Philippines head for sales and marketing. “But we’re so much more than that. […]

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Man killed in 18-vehicle pileup in Pasig

A motorcycle rider died while two other people were hospitalized after a driver lost control of his 10-wheel truck which hit a sport utility vehicle, triggering a chain reaction that led to an 18-vehicle pileup. The crash happened at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday on the northbound lane of the C-5 Ortigas flyover in Barangay Ugong, Pasig […]

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Light truck ban on Edsa, shaw extended to Sept. 15

Traffic congestion along Edsa —INQUIRER PHOTO/RICHARD A. REYES

The light truck ban on Edsa and Shaw Boulevard has been extended until Sept. 15, based on the regulation issued by the Metro Manila Council (MMC), the policy-making body of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). The regulation prohibits trucks with a gross capacity weight of 4,500 kilograms and below from plying Edsa and Shaw […]

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6 dead, 20 injured in Taytay truck crash

Six people died, including an infant and her mother, while at least 20 others were injured after a trailer truck went wayward and crashed into a row of shops and parked tricycles in Taytay, Rizal province, on Saturday morning. The Taytay police said the 10-wheeler truck (TBP 967) was on Cabrera Road going to Tikling […]

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Trucks rented to transfer petabytes of data

If you think 10 terabytes of storage capacity in a home PC is a lot, you’d be surprised to learn that some companies produce 100 terabytes-worth of data per day. With so much data to move around, the internet just isn’t going to cut it. For situations like these, companies like DigitalGlobe make use of […]

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Trump’s truck driver moment

Trump at the wheel of a big rig? Yes, it happened — at the White House. US President Donald Trump was rallying votes for his health care reform bill Thursday but made a pit stop in the afternoon to meet with truck drivers and trucking executives. During that meeting, he spent a few minutes happily […]

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Truck firm that caused 15-hour traffic jam faces sanctions

TheMetropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will seek the suspension of the franchise of an 18-wheel trailer truck that fell on its side and snarled traffic flow for about 15 hours on Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City on Thursday. MMDA officer in charge and general manager Tim Orbos said the agency was also set to file legal […]

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Driver electrocuted in Quirino

TUGUEGARAO CITY—A heavy equipment driver died after being electrocuted by dangling power lines damaged by supertyphoon “Lawin” in Diffun, Quirino on Monday morning. Rodolfo Sumulat was delivering ready-mix concrete to an ongoing road concreting project in Barangay (village) Villa Pascua when he reportedly climbed atop his truck and tried to tie up a low-lying power […]

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World’s first ‘flat-pack’ truck is designed to provide low-cost all-terrain mobility

The world’s first ‘flat-pack’ truck – the Global Vehicle Trust OX – has been revealed in London, designed to provide low-cost all-terrain mobility for remote parts of Africa and the developing world. Here’s the news from the Global Vehicle Trust: Across Africa and other developing world, there is intense need for improved transport, for both […]

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Truck ban passes suspended

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is indefinitely suspending the truck ban conduct passes it earlier issued. MMDA general manager Tim Orbos on Monday said that starting Sept. 8 truck firms and operators should abide by the ban and its window hours on major highways such as C-5 Road, Katipunan Avenue, Congressional Road, Mindanao Avenue […]

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Oct 18, 2017

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Oct 11, 2017

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