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Ryder’s Fourth-Quarter Income Improves

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Ryder System said Friday its fourth-quarter profit rose 9.3%, as its contract business improved.

February 1, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar’s Fourth-Quarter Profit Improves

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Truckload carrier Landstar System said Thursday its fourth-quarter net income rose to $29 million, or 54 cents a share, from $28.7 million, or 50 cents, a year earlier.

January 31, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ABF, Teamsters Reach Labor Pact

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Less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System said Wednesday it has reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with the Teamsters union on a new five-year labor pact.

January 30, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Con-way TL Selects Qualcomm as New Communications System

Herb Schmidt, president of Con-way Truckload, said the carrier will replace its Geologic mobile communications equipment with Qualcomm’s OmniVision system.

January 28, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Johnson Refrigerated Develops System for Automatic Defrost on Truck Bodies

Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies said that it has developed an automatic defrost option for its fiberglass truck bodies that is “100% automatic, requires zero man-hours [and] no water.”

January 28, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Iteris Reports Higher 3Q Income

Iteris Inc., which makes lane-departure warning systems for the trucking industry, reported its fiscal third-quarter profit improved from a year ago.

January 25, 2008
Business, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Descartes Acquires Fluensee’s MobiTrac

Canadian Logistics software provider Descartes Systems Group said it has acquired Fluensee Inc.’s MobiTrac fleet management business.

January 22, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Panel Urges Infrastructure Overhaul

WASHINGTON — In a controversial report calling for huge new spending on the national transportation system, a congressional commission last week made several recommendations that would affect trucking, including new flexibility in the federal driver hours-of-service rule in congestion-prone areas.

January 21, 2008
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Eaton Deploys Bus Hybrid Systems in China

Parts and engine systems maker Eaton Corp. said Monday that it has formally introduced its first commercially available hybrid power system in China.

January 14, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

Ryder Completes Lily Acquisition

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Ryder System said Monday it completed its acquisition of Lily Transportation Corp., a trucking company based in Needham, Mass.

January 14, 2008