WATERLOO, Ontario, Oct. 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), a global leader in logistics technology, announced that Annette Sandberg, CEO of TransSafe Consulting and former Administrator of the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), is scheduled to present at Descartes' "Evolution 2011" Global User & Partner Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, November 8-10, 2011.

Ms. Sandberg is scheduled to present two sessions during Descartes' premier user event. On November 8, 2011, Ms. Sandberg will host an in-depth training workshop for Descartes' customers covering upcoming FMCSA regulations and how they may impact the industry. She will also comment on the impact of the Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) program on motor carriers, private fleet operators, shippers and brokers to provide participants with her insights on how fleets are scored under the new system and may be scored in the future.

On November 10, 2011, Ms. Sandberg's industry keynote presentation will address transportation regulatory trends at national and global levels. She will share her unique perspective on integration of federal, state, and local government policy, regulation, and compliance issues into effective transportation, safety and security solutions for a broad range of fleet operations.

Ms. Sandberg has more than 20 years of professional public safety and law enforcement experience. Nominated by former US President George W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate, she became the 2nd Administrator of the FMCSA in 2003. Her focused efforts in highway safety assisted in the reduction of large-truck fatality rates by 41%. She has also served as Deputy Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Chief of the Washington State Patrol.

Evolution 2011 is the pinnacle event where Descartes' customers and partners from around the world get together to network, share perspectives, gain insight on technology and industry trends, provide input on product development plans, and learn more about how to improve their logistics operations.

What:        Descartes Global User & Partner Conference — Evolution 2011 

When:       November 8-10, 2011 

Where:      W Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 

To Register: Visit http://www.descartes.com/usergroup or contact [email protected]

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is a global leader in logistics technology, providing Global Trade Compliance, Supply Chain Execution and Mobile Resource Management services. Enabling these services is The Global Logistics Network (GLN), the world's most extensive multi-modal business network with over 35,000 trading partners connected. The GLN and its services unite global and local businesses and trading partners, allowing them to connect and collaborate in a cost effective way and maximize their productivity and efficiency. GLN members include ground carriers, airlines, ocean carriers, freight forwarders, third-party providers of logistics services customs house brokers, freight payment agencies, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, mobile services providers and regulatory agencies. Descartes is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and has offices in North America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. More information and industry updates are available at http://www.descartes.com and https://www.descartes.com/blog .

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This release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements") that relate to Descartes' Evolution 2011 Conference, the contents of Ms. Sandberg's presentations and other matters. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the factors and assumptions discussed in the section entitled, "Certain Factors That May Affect Future Results" in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission and other securities commissions across Canada. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. We do not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in our expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

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