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Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Landstar CEO Says Revenue, Volume Growing

Truckload carrier Landstar System will increase fourth-quarter revenue in the “mid-single-digit range,” Chief Executive Officer Henry Gerkens said in a conference call with investors, Bloomberg reported.

December 4, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder to Combine Supply Chain Units

Ryder System said Friday it will combine its U.S. and International Supply Chain Solutions business units to form a single integrated organization to serve SCS customers globally.

November 30, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Technology, Government

Forward Air Buying Black Hawk Freight Services

Forward Air Corp. said it has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of Black Hawk Freight Services, a privately held provider of transportation services headquartered in Milan, Ill.

November 27, 2007
Business, Technology, Safety

Task Force to Study Red-Light Cameras in N.M.

Mayor Martin Chavez has appointed a task force to study how effectively Albuquerque’s red-light cameras are reducing the number of traffic crashes, the Associated Press reported.

November 26, 2007
Business, Safety, Technology, Government, Equipment

Allied Systems to Buy PTS

Performance Transportation Services, a Wayne, Mich., auto transporter, said it, along with certain subsidiaries, will file for chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of a $67 million deal to sell nearly all of its assets to Allied Systems Holdings.

November 21, 2007
Business, Technology

McLeod Software Adds Asset Program

McLeod Software said it added a new program to allow customers to manage assets from any computer.

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

UPS Executive Urges Shippers To Back Taxes for Infrastructure

ATLANTA — UPS Inc.’s incoming chief financial officer told shippers here what freight carriers have long heard: The U.S. transportation network is so clogged — and getting worse — that Congress must create an infrastructure improvement plan and pay for it with dedicated taxes on the system’s users.

November 19, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Qualcomm System to Track Trucks in Cross-Border Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said Monday that that starting later this month, trucks crossing the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a new demonstration program will use satellite-based technology developed by Qualcomm Inc. to track trucks.

November 5, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Technology, Equipment

Carriers’ Interest in APUs Is Growing

ORLANDO, Fla. — With idling restrictions increasing in states and localities around the country, carriers are increasingly interested in buying systems that will allow drivers to keep their truck cabs cool or heated and to operate electrical “hotel” appliances such as televisions or computers.

November 5, 2007
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Ryder’s Third-Quarter Earnings Improve

Trucking and logistics firm Ryder System said Wednesday its third-quarter profit rose, as its supply chain unit showed improvement.

October 24, 2007