DaimlerChrysler executives told shareholders that the collapse of the Toll Collect agreement with the German government could dampen profit expectations in 2004. DaimlerChrysler is part of a consortium of big-name companies working on the high-tech system to collect truck tolls on German motorways. The German Transportation Ministry canceled the contract on Tuesday, after the companies failed over months to come up with a viable system. The company said it had already written off the €250 million ($316 million) it had invested in the system and put an additional €100 million on reserve. But a complete collapse of the agreement could mean a financial loss to the company beyond their reserves. DaimlerChrysler CEO Jürgen Schrempp said he was confident a deal could still be reached.