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November Freight Numbers Show Fifth Consecutive Monthly Increase

Posted on 1/16/2015 by Gwen Brown

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.8 percent in November from October, rising for the fifth consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS). The November 2014 index level (123.2) was 30.2 percent above the April 2009 low during the most recent recession (Tables 1, 2, and 2A).

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BTS Releases Pocket Guide to Transportation 2015

Posted on 1/16/2015 by Gwen Brown

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has published the Pocket Guide to Transportation 2015 – a quick reference guide to significant transportation statistics. The 18th annual Pocket Guide covers data on moving people and goods, system use and performance, the economy, safety, infrastructure, and the environment. To order a copy of the Pocket Guide to Transportation 2015, go to the BTS Web site publications page. This free guide can also be obtained by contacting BTS by phone at 202-366-DATA, by e-mail at answers@dot.gov or by mail sent to Bureau of Transportation Statistics, ATTN: Product Orders, 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E., Room E34-457, Washington, D.C. 20590. For inquiries other than placing orders contact Dave Smallen: (202) 366-5568.

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Hyndsight Vision Systems Introduces JOURNEY Wireless Camera

Posted on 1/16/2015 by Gwen Brown

Hyndsight Vision Systems offers a unique product with two models of wireless camera and monitor systems that offer total flexibility for using real-time video as a way to maintain safety on the water, the road, or at home.

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Minimizer Conducts Its Latest Market Research for Aftermarket Accessories

Posted on 1/16/2015 by Gwen Brown

Minimizer recently conducted its latest industry research to better understand the aftermarket parts and accessories perceptions, trends and needs of heavy-duty fleets and owner-operators.

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W&C Introduces Tru-Track 13K, 20K at Freightliner, Western Star

Posted on 1/13/2015 by Gwen Brown

Watson & Chalin introduces the Tru-Track 13K and 20K (Tru-Track Series) at Freightliner and Western Star, along with a direct ship program that helps ensure support to the dealer network with best-in-class service and product availability.

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US Liner Company Releases “The Lighter Side Too”

Posted on 1/8/2015 by Gwen Brown

Back by popular demand, US Liner Company (USLCO), a world leader in engineered reinforced composite materials, is excited to launch, as a follow-up, the second “Lighter Side” video with a humorous spin on the customer care experience. To view “The Lighter Side Too Video,” please visit the company website: www.USLCO.com, or to US Liner’s YouTube Channel: http://youtu.be/RhwHrG-OUE0.

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U.S.-NAFTA Freight Totaled $108.2 Billion in October 2014

Posted on 1/8/2015 by Gwen Brown

U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $108.2 billion in October 2014 as three transportation modes – air, rail and trucks – carried more U.S.-NAFTA freight than in October 2013, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) (Figure 1, Table 1). October 2014 was the highest month on record for the value of U.S.-NAFTA trade flows, not adjusted for inflation.

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Transglobal Door Welcomes Mark Skiles as Sales Manager

Posted on 1/8/2015 by Gwen Brown

Transglobal Door Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Mark Skiles to their Sales Team.

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Hendrickson Completes Acquisition of Frauenthal Automotive Leaf Spring and Stabilizer Business

Posted on 1/8/2015 by Gwen Brown

Following the agreement on the acquisition of the leaf spring and stabilizer segments from the Frauenthal Group in June 2014, Hendrickson announces the completed purchase of Frauenthal’s heavy-duty leaf spring and stabilizer segment, along with a number of their subsidiaries in Europe from the Frauenthal Group.

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Hutchens Industries Welcomes Jim Willis as South Regional Manager

Posted on 1/8/2015 by Gwen Brown

Hutchens Industries, a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty spring suspensions and subframes, announces the hiring of Jim Willis to their sales team as South Regional Manager for the following states: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. He resides in the San Antonio, TX area, and will be responsible for calling on existing Hutchens’ customers, as well as developing new opportunities throughout the territory.

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