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Ryder to Buy Canadian Leasing Firm

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Ryder System said it has reached agreement to buy a privately held Canadian truck leasing company for an undisclosed sum.

August 30, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Werner to Use ACS Document Scanning

Truckload carrier Werner Enterprises said it will begin using TripPak Express, an online document-scanning system provided by Dallas-based information technology firm ACS for drivers’ daily paperwork.

August 27, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar to Repurchase 2 Million Shares

Landstar System said Monday it will buy back up to an additional 2 million shares of its common stock.

August 27, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Eaton Starts Production of Truck Hybrid System

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Truck drivetrain manufacturer Eaton Corp. said its electric-diesel hybrid system for medium-duty trucks is now in commercial production and that it would produce heavy-duty hybrids in a few years.

August 20, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

iTECH: ‘TCP/IP’ for In-Cab High-Speed Wireless

The most common way of delivering data from truck telematics involves the system vendor storing, and probably massaging, the information, which the customer accesses through a secure Web site.

August 20, 2007
Business, Equipment

July Class 8 Truck Sales Fall 54%

U.S. retail Class 8 truck sales continued to slide in July, falling more than 54% from the same month last year, according to the latest survey by Ward’s Communications.

August 20, 2007
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

States to Delay Collecting SSRS Fees

States that participated in the Single State Registration System before its termination have agreed to postpone collecting fees until September, despite Congress’ extension of the program, officials said.

August 15, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Virginia DOT Updates 511 System, Software

The Virginia Department of Transportation said Aug. 1 it has updated its 511 road-information system to include improvements suggested by users.

August 13, 2007
Business, Equipment

Truck Demand Poised for Rebound, Says ArvinMeritor's McClure

The head of auto parts supplier ArvinMeritor said the company is seeing more interest in its heavy-duty truck components, a signal that truck demand couldrise  toward the end of the year, Bloomberg News reported.

August 8, 2007
Business, Equipment

Goodyear Appoints Schmitz CFO

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, said Tuesday it appointed Mark Schmitz its new chief financial officer.

August 7, 2007