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Dollar Value of Goods Moved on the Transportation Network Greater than Ever Before Says DOT

Posted on 10/23/2015 by Gwen Brown

U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has released the first product from the newest version of the “Freight Analysis Framework,” the most comprehensive publicly available data set of freight movement. The new data show an increase in the dollar value of goods moved on the transportation network. Earlier this week the Department released the draft National Freight Strategic Plan, which offers specific policy proposals and solutions to address the growing challenges of moving freight in this country and this data underscores the need for a plan like this.

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Bureau of Transportation Statistics National Transportation Data Updated

Posted on 10/23/2015 by Gwen Brown

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today updated National Transportation Statistics (NTS) – a Web-only reference guide to national-level transportation data. NTS, updated quarterly, includes a wide range of national transportation information. NTS consists of more than 260 tables of national data on the transportation system, safety, the economy and energy and the environment, of which 45 were updated today. The next quarterly update is scheduled for January. NTS contents are available on the BTS Web site.

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J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers Appoints New Sales Manager

Posted on 10/6/2015 by Gwen Brown

J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers, a leading manufacturer of dump bodies, trailers, oil and gas equipment, and custom transportation solutions, has announced the appointment of Corey Sechler as national sales manager. In this capacity, Corey will be responsible for the direction and oversight of the J&J sales department in commercial and municipal sales, expanding the customer base, and developing national accounts.

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DSI’s DataBridge Software Brings Information to Mobile Devices

Posted on 10/6/2015 by Gwen Brown

DSI Solutions has introduced DataBridge, the next evolution in software for the commercial vehicle sales and service sector, which allows clients to access data anywhere on a smartphone or tablet.

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FTR Shippers Conditions Index for July Stays Stable

Posted on 10/5/2015 by Gwen Brown

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for July, at a reading of -1.3, continues to reflect the short-term stability of capacity utilization and steady fuel prices that are aiding shippers in containing costs. However, FTR expects the SCI to fall gradually during the balance of 2015 with a more severe negative downturn in 2016 due to forecasted stronger freight conditions and rising fuel prices.

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Wabash National, Poly-Coat Systems Release New Brenner FRP Unit for Sulfuric Acid

Posted on 10/5/2015 by Gwen Brown

Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) has launched a new Brenner brand fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) tank trailer designed to transport sulfuric acid in concentrations up to 98%. The new FRP unit was developed in conjunction with Poly-Coat Systems, Inc., a provider of non-metallic vessels for corrosive products based in Liverpool, TX.

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Griffin Named President of Marmon-Herrington

Posted on 10/5/2015 by Gwen Brown

Pat Griffin has been named president of Marmon-Herrington. With more than 25 years’ experience in the transportation industry, Griffin most recently served as vice president of sales for Fontaine Modification Company’s Vocational Services, where he was instrumental in the business unit’s strategic direction and growth.

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Groundbreaking for Amston Supply on Oct. 10

Posted on 10/5/2015 by Gwen Brown

The Hribar Group will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 10 at 9 a.m. for the future home of Amston Supply, Inc. and Trailer & Truck Sales, Rentals, Parts & Service at 7213 East Frontage Rd. in Caledonia, Wisconsin.

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Great Dane Hosts Inaugural Supplier Summit and Innovation Challenge

Posted on 10/5/2015 by Gwen Brown

Great Dane hosted its first Supplier Summit and Innovation Challenge from Sept. 28-30 at the Westin Harbor Resort in Savannah, GA.

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Wabash National Gives Awards to Outstanding Suppliers

Posted on 10/5/2015 by Gwen Brown

Wabash National Corporation (NYSE:WNC) recognized top suppliers during its annual supplier conference, with 28 suppliers receiving awards for exceptional performance to help the organization meet customer needs.

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