WATERLOO, Ontario, Oct. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that the Administrator of the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Anne Ferro, is scheduled to present at Descartes' "Evolution 2013" Global User & Partner Conference in Miami, Florida, November 12-14, 2013.

Appointed by President Obama in 2009, Ms. Ferro is FMCSA's longest serving Administrator. Administrator Ferro directs FMCSA's actions to remove unsafe motor carriers and drivers from the nation's roadways with a combination of effective rules and regulations, education and enforcement, accountability and compliance, and research and analysis.

Ms. Ferro's keynote presentation will provide deeper insight into the administration's strategic plan and key programs in support of its mission, including the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act ("MAP-21"; P.L. 112-141). Signed into law by President Obama in July 2012, and currently being implemented, MAP-21 includes important provisions intended to improve safety that affect commercial motor vehicle operators, brokers and forwarders.

Evolution 2013 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 2013

 When:       November 12-14, 2013

 Where:      The Intercontinental Hotel Miami

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

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes has over 147,000 parties using its cloud based services. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multi-modal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at  www.descartes.com .

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