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Meritor Unveils Extended Warranty for Aftermarket Wheel Ends

Posted on 12/31/2015 by Gwen Brown

Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) has launched the Meritor Aftermarket Wheel End Extended Warranty, which offers increased coverage to fleets that purchase and install Meritor wheel-end products together.

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Trailer Orders Up 18% in November According to ACT Report

Posted on 12/31/2015 by Gwen Brown

Trailer net orders in November gained 18% m/m and 10% y/y, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT).

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Karmak Visits the Covenant House

Posted on 12/31/2015 by Gwen Brown

Karmak, Inc., a leading provider of business management solutions for the heavy-duty industry, partnered with the Covenant House Missouri this holiday season to help underprivileged youth get into the holiday spirit.

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Consumer Confidence Increases More Than Projected

Posted on 12/31/2015 by Gwen Brown

Consumer confidence rebounded more than forecast in December as Americans grew more optimistic about the current state of the economy and job market, according to Bloomberg.

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OSHA Releases Online Injury Reporting Form

Posted on 12/31/2015 by Gwen Brown

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has released an online form that allows employers to report online employee fatalities, hospitalizations, amputations or eye losses. Employers must provide notification to OSHA of fatalities within eight hours and hospitalizations, amputations or eye losses within 24 hours. The rule requiring hospitalization and injury notification took effect on Jan. 1, 2015. Prior to the online form's release, employers were required to make these reports by contacting their OSHA area office or calling the agency at 1-800-321-6742. Employers can still use those options.

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Affordable Care Act Impacts Need for Employment Practices Liability (EPL) Insurance

Posted on 12/15/2015 by Gwen Brown

Because of recent changes to our employment environment due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the need for employers to consider Employment Practices Liability (EPL) insurance is now more prevalent than ever, according to Becky Harding with JD Fulwiler & Co. Insurance.

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October Freight Shipments Near All-Time High

Posted on 12/15/2015 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 0.4 percent in October from September, rising after one month of decline, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS). The October 2015 index level (123.2) was 30.1 percent above the April 2009 low during the most recent recession (Tables 1, 2, and 2A).

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Everything You Need to Know About the Federal Reserve’s Expected Interest Rate Hike

Posted on 12/15/2015 by Gwen Brown

The Federal Reserve is expected to do something this week that it hasn't done in nearly 10 years: raise interest rates. The decision, which is expected to come Wednesday, sounds wonky, but it is momentous for the nation's economy. Hiking rates would mark the end of a historic effort to lift growth and create jobs -- an effort that has had decidedly mixed results. Unemployment is down, but workers aren't getting meaningful raises, and there's still a general sense that the economy isn't as strong as it could be.

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Shur-Co® Branch Locations Prepare for Relocation

Posted on 12/15/2015 by Gwen Brown

Shur-Co®, LLC is pleased to announce the relocation of its Illinois and North Dakota branch locations. Both locations will remain in their existing communities of Decatur and the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan area, respectively. The current facilities in Decatur and Fargo have served their purpose well and with the relocations, come the opportunity for expansion. Both branches will significantly increase their total square footage, which will allow for a greater mix of inventory, as well as continued growth and industry advancements.

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Wabash National Expands Trailer Aerodynamic Solutions Portfolio with AeroFin™ XL Tail Device

Posted on 12/15/2015 by Gwen Brown

Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC), a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America’s leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, has expanded its trailer aerodynamic solutions product line with its fifth device designed to significantly improve trailer aerodynamics and fuel economy — the AeroFin™ XL Tail Device.

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