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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
Government, Business, Safety, Technology

First Atlantic Hurricane Forms; Unlikely to Affect Gulf Oil Platforms

The first hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season formed Monday, but forecasts put it on a track that would not affect Gulf of Mexico oil platforms, the Associated Press reported.

July 7, 2008
Business, Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Nokia Gets Antitrust Approval for Navteq Acquisition

Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia received European antitrust approval to complete its $8.1 billion purchase of Navteq Corp., a Chicago-based provider of digital maps for in-vehicle navigation systems.

July 3, 2008
Fuel, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder Offers New GPS Tool

Ryder System

Ryder System is offering its customers a new high-tech tool to help its customers save fuel, the Miami Herald reported Monday.

June 23, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

IdleAire Can Proceed With Sale, Judge Rules

IdleAire Technologies Corp., which designs anti-idling systems for long-haul trucks at truck stops, can proceed with a proposed sale without an investigation, a judge ruled, Bloomberg reported Monday.

June 16, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Roadrunner Rebrands, Expands Services

Roadrunner Transportation Services, formerly known as Roadrunner Dawes Freight Systems, said Monday it has rebranded to reflect new offerings its third-party transportation logistics, supply-chain management, and truckload and less-than-truckload services.

June 16, 2008
Business, Safety, Technology, Equipment

GPS Market to Reach $240 Billion in Five Years, Report Says

Global Positioning System location-finding and navigation services are generating increasing revenue as the satellite-based technology is embedded in a wider range of mobile devices, according to a report from the European firm ABI Research.

June 9, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Technology, Equipment

U.S. Xpress Completes Pinner Purchase

Truckload carrier U.S. Xpress Enterprises said its Xpress Global Systems subsidiary finalized its purchase of Pinner Transportation. Terms were not released.

June 2, 2008