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Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

General Freight to Use TMWSuite

Third-party logistics firm General Freight Systems said it will begin using the TMWSuite software platform as part of a companywide technology upgrade.

October 22, 2007
Business, Equipment

Truck Sales Plunge 58.8% in September

Heavy-duty U.S. retail truck sales continued this year’s collapse in September, falling 58.8% as Class 8 volume totaled less than half year-earlier sales for the fifth month in a row, according to the latest survey from Ward’s Communications.

October 21, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Government

iTECH: There’s More to Return on Investment Than a Price Tag

Return on investment is a standard measurement of the dollar value of an information technology system. Small or medium-sized fleets likely focus their financials on cost per truck — “per seat,” in the IT lexicon.

October 19, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Ryder Gets Boeing Transportation Contract

Ryder System said Friday that that aerospace firm Boeing Co. has chosen Ryder to provide global transportation management services.

October 19, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar’s 3Q Earnings Dip

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Truckload carrier Landstar System said Thursday its third-quarter net income slipped from a year ago, though its per-share income rose.

October 18, 2007
Business, Equipment

Eaton’s Third-Quarter Earnings Rise

Heavy-duty vehicle parts manufacturer Eaton Corp. said Monday its third-quarter net earnings rose 4%, though the company lowered its full-year profit forecast.

October 15, 2007
Business, Government, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder Completes Canadian Acquisition

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Ryder System said Wednesday it completed its acquisition Pollock NationaLease, one of the largest privately owned commercial truck leasing and rental companies in Canada, as well as Pollock's logistics operations.

October 10, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder Lowers Third-Quarter Outlook

Ryder System lowered its third-quarter and full-year earnings forecast Monday and said it would cut 300 jobs due to softness in the housing, construction and auto industries, the Associated Press reported.

October 9, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Equipment, Technology, Safety

CARB Proposes to Mandate Equipment to Make Trucks More Fuel-Efficient by 2010

The California Air Resources Board, in a September staff report, proposed to require Class 8 trucks to be outfitted with fuel-efficiency technologies such as cab fairings, skirts, low-rolling-resistance tires and automatic tire-inflation systems by 2010.

October 9, 2007
Business, Equipment

ArvinMeritor Trims Earnings Estimate

Heavy-duty component maker ArvinMeritor said fiscal fourth-quarter earnings may be less than previously forecast by as much as 40 cents a share because of a sluggish economy and charges related to suppliers, Bloomberg reported.

October 4, 2007