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Landstar’s First-Quarter Income Improves

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Truckload carrier Landstar System’s first-quarter net income rose to $23.7 million, or 45 cents a share, from $21.6 million, or 38 cents, a year earlier.

April 17, 2008
Business, Technology

Qualcomm’s European Unit Acquires Spanish Firm

Qualcomm Enterprise Services Europe BV, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., said Monday it acquired most of the assets of Madrid, Spain-based Ronda Grupo Consultor.

April 14, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Buy Florida Leasing Firm

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Ryder System said Monday it will buy most of the assets of Florida-based Gator Leasing, which will add about 2,300 vehicles to Ryder's fleet.

April 14, 2008
Fuel, Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Cummins Begins Production at Chinese Fuel Systems Plant

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. said Tuesday it opened its first fuel systems manufacturing site outside of North America, the Cummins Fuel Systems Wuhan plant, in China.

April 8, 2008
Business, Equipment, Technology, Safety

Rates Rise on Indiana Toll Road; Truckers Begin Using I-Zoom

The cost to drive on the Indiana Toll Road rose for all vehicles with three or more axles, as well as two-axle vehicles that were not using the I-Zoom electronic tolling system, which debuted on the road last week.

April 7, 2008
Business, Fuel, Equipment, Government, Technology, Safety

Cummins Releases CARB-Compliant APU

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. Wednesday unveiled two new auxiliary power unit systems that are compliant with new California Air Resources Board idle-reduction regulations.

March 26, 2008
Business, Technology

UPS Names Freight Forwarding Management

UPS Inc. Tuesday named a new senior management team to oversee its freight forwarding, global brokerage and non-asset network management service businesses.

March 25, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Fuel, Technology, Equipment

Letters to the Editor: SAFER Scores, Fuel Prices, Border Opening

The Opinion column by John Hausladen, “Be Ready to Explain Your SAFER Scores,” is an excellent reminder to fleets about how important the Safety and Fitness Electronic Record System score is — and, how it can be misinterpreted by those uninformed about the industry.

March 19, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

DOT Says Delay Hits Progress on Several Key Regulations

A recent Transportation Department report said work on several key new regulations has fallen behind schedule, including shorter stopping distance for heavy trucks, safety reviews of new trucking companies, medical certification of drivers and a new registration system.

March 19, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Illinois to Pay $1.2 Million for Rest Stop Security Upgrades

The Illinois Department of Transportation will spend $1.2 million to update and repair security systems at interstate rest stops, the Associated Press reported Monday.

March 18, 2008