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Freightliner to Offer Meritor WABCO System

Freightliner Trucks, part of Daimler Trucks North America, said it will offer Meritor WABCO’s new automatic forward-collision warning and braking system on its models Cascadia and Century Class S/T tractors.

August 25, 2008
Business, Technology

NYC Plans to Track Vehicles Entering City

New York City is developing a plan to track every vehicle that enters Manhattan to help guard against potential terrorist attacks, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

August 12, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Acquire Gordon Truck Leasing

Ryder System

Ryder System said late Wednesday it will acquire Philadelphia-based Gordon Truck Leasing. Terms were not disclosed.

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

Volvo Offers Bendix Air Disc Brakes on Heavy Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America said Monday it is now offering Bendix heavy-duty air disc brakes on Volvo VN and VT model trucks.

August 4, 2008
Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Iteris, Delphi to Team on Safety Technologies

Iteris Inc. and Delphi Corp. said Monday that Iteris has been named the exclusive distributor of Delphi’s forward collision warning system for the North American commercial vehicle market.

August 4, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

DOT Issues Transport Plan

Declaring the current system irrevocably “broken,” Transportation Secretary Mary Peters unveiled the Bush administration’s final major surface transportation policy initiative — a reform of the highway program that includes unlimited tolling and an increased emphasis on private capital.

August 4, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Kemp Promoted to President, COO of ABF Freight

Wesley Kemp was appointed president and chief operating officer of less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System, the company said.

July 28, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder Reports Mixed 2Q Earnings

Ryder System Wednesday reported a second-quarter profit of $62.9 million, or $1.10 per share, compared with $65.1 million, or $1.07 per share, a year ago.

July 23, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar’s 2Q Profit, Revenue Rise

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Truckload carrier Landstar System said late Wednesday its second-quarter profit rose slightly, while revenue jumped 10%.

July 17, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Bendix to Offer Automatic Braking for Heavy-Duty Trucks in 4Q

WASHINGTON — Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC demonstrated here the automatic braking system for heavy-duty trucks it will offer starting in the fourth quarter.

July 7, 2008