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Iteris’ Income Falls for Fiscal 1Q

Iteris Inc., which makes lane-departure warning systems for the trucking industry, said Thursday its fiscal first-quarter profit decreased from a year ago.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
July 27, 2009
Letters to the Editor, Business, Government, Safety, Equipment

Letters: Nitrogen in Tires, Brokers Revisited, Impossibly Low Rates, California Reefers, It’s All About Freight, Squeaky Wheels

In reference to the story, “Safeway Fleet Set to Fill Tires With Nitrogen,” which appeared July 6 on p. 8, I have been using nitrogen in my fleet since 2005. We have noticed that the tires stay at a constant pressure, and we have been able to get well over 250,000 miles out of our drive tires and 150,000 miles out of our steer tires.

July 27, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder’s Second-Quarter Income Drops

Ryder System

Ryder System said Thursday its second-quarter profit fell to $22.9 million, or 41 cents a share, from $62.9 million, or $1.09, a year earlier.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
July 23, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

FedEx Expands Hybrid Fleet

FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. said it has added 92 hybrid-electric trucks to its delivery fleet, the first standard FedEx delivery trucks converted to hybrid-electric systems.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
July 21, 2009
Business, Equipment

Eaton’s 2Q Profit Declines

Vehicle parts manufacturer Eaton Corp. said Monday its second-quarter profit fell 91% and that its full-year earnings would be less than previously forecast due to slowing demand in Europe.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
July 20, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ericsson to Receive $5 Bln. to Run Sprint’s Networks

Sprint Nextel Corp., the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier, plans to pay Ericsson AB as much as $5 billion to manage its networks, offloading the expense of running its own systems.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
July 20, 2009
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Truck Sales Nosedive 31.2% in June

Heavy-duty U.S. retail truck sales continued to sag in June, leading to the most anemic first-half sales record in at least 20 years, according to the latest monthly survey by WardsAuto.com.

July 20, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar’s 2Q Income Declines

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Truckload carrier Landstar System said late Wednesday its second-quarter net income fell to $17.9 million, or 35 cents a share, from $29.8 million, or 56 cents, a year ago.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
July 16, 2009
Business, Equipment

Freightliner Unveils Natural Gas Truck

Freightliner Trucks has introduced its first natural gas-powered truck, the Freightliner Business Class M2 112 NG, the company said.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
July 8, 2009
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Quiet Logistics Expands Kiva System Capacity

Third-party logistics firm Quiet Logistics has tripled the capacity in its Kiva Mobile Fulfillment System in less than six months, Kiva said.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
July 7, 2009

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