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Cummins’ Profit Rises in Fourth Quarter

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. said Friday its fourth-quarter profit rose to $198 million, or $1 a share, from $189 million or 94 cents, a year ago.

Transport Topics
February 1, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder’s Fourth-Quarter Income Improves

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Ryder System said Friday its fourth-quarter profit rose 9.3%, as its contract business improved.

Transport Topics
February 1, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar’s Fourth-Quarter Profit Improves

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Truckload carrier Landstar System said Thursday its fourth-quarter net income rose to $29 million, or 54 cents a share, from $28.7 million, or 50 cents, a year earlier.

Transport Topics
January 31, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ABF, Teamsters Reach Labor Pact

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Less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System said Wednesday it has reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with the Teamsters union on a new five-year labor pact.

Transport Topics
January 30, 2008
Business, Equipment, Autonomous

ArvinMeritor Reports 1Q Loss

Trucking components maker ArvinMeritor Inc. Tuesday reported a $12 million, or 17 cents a share for its fiscal first quarter, compared with a profit of $7 million, or 10 cents a share, in the previous first quarter.

Transport Topics
January 29, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Con-way TL Selects Qualcomm as New Communications System

Herb Schmidt, president of Con-way Truckload, said the carrier will replace its Geologic mobile communications equipment with Qualcomm’s OmniVision system.

January 28, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Johnson Refrigerated Develops System for Automatic Defrost on Truck Bodies

Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies said that it has developed an automatic defrost option for its fiberglass truck bodies that is “100% automatic, requires zero man-hours [and] no water.”

Transport Topics
January 28, 2008
Business, Logistics, Equipment

Truck Stops a Growing Sales Channel for Tire Makers

As truck stops become more consolidated into a few large national networks, tire manufacturers are finding that they can provide fleets with a full range of tire services — not simply emergency repairs and replacements — while trucks are on the road.

January 28, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Iteris Reports Higher 3Q Income

Iteris Inc., which makes lane-departure warning systems for the trucking industry, reported its fiscal third-quarter profit improved from a year ago.

Transport Topics
January 25, 2008
Business, Equipment

Cummins to Add 500 Workers

Heavy-duty diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. said it will add about 500 professional employees, many of them engineers, over the next two years.

Transport Topics
January 24, 2008

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