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Ryder to Cut 700 U.S. Jobs; Scale Back International Business

Ryder System will scale back its international business and cut 700 U.S. jobs while temporarily laying off 1,425 workers and focusing its operations on the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

December 19, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, Technology, Equipment

EPA to Require Sensors For Emissions in 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued its final rule requiring heavy-truck manufacturers to install onboard diagnostic systems starting in 2010 to alert drivers when engine emission systems are malfunctioning or deteriorating.

December 15, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Equipment, Technology

Meritor WABCO Debuts System for Automatic Truck Braking

ATLANTA — Meritor WABCO demonstrated its new automatic braking system for heavy-duty trucks that is integrated with its anti-lock braking and stability control systems. Executives said the system can cut accident rates, especially rear-end collisions, which account for nearly 20% of all truck-involved crashes.

December 1, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

NAVTEQ To Acquire German Traffic Data Firm

NAVTEQ announced last week that it will acquire T-Systems Traffic GmbH, a German traffic data firm.

November 24, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Saia Makes Warning System Standard on New Trucks

Less-than-truckload carrier Saia Inc. said it will make lane departure warning systems standard for all new tractors.

November 21, 2008
Business, Fuel, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ABF to Buy SCR Trucks for 2010, Exec Says

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — ABF Freight System will use diesel engines with selective catalytic reduction technology starting in 2010, but the less-than-truckload carrier has not decided upon the truck maker it will use.

November 21, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Technology, Equipment

SCR Group Urges Strict Urea Guidelines

When heavy-duty engines with selective catalytic reduction technology start rolling in 2010, truckers refilling their trucks’ urea tanks will need to follow strict guidelines to protect the product’s purity to avoid damaging the aftertreatment system, urea experts said.

November 3, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder’s 3Q Earnings Improve

Ryder System

Ryder System Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $70.2 million, or $1.25 per share, up from $65.5 million, or $1.11, a year ago.

October 22, 2008
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Iteris’ Income Falls for Fiscal 2Q

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

October 21, 2008
Business, Safety, Technology, Government, Logistics

Greatwide Logistics to be Acquired by Investor Group

Greatwide Logistics Services, a provider of non-asset-based transportation and third-party logistics services, said it will be acquired by a private investor group.

October 21, 2008