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December 2012 U.S. Surface Transportation Trade with Canada and Mexico Totaled $71.9 Billion

Posted on 2/28/2013 by Gwen Brown

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, decreased 3.2 percent in December 2012 compared to December 2011, totaling $71.9 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Freight Shipments Rose 1% in December from November

Posted on 2/18/2013 by Gwen Brown

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1% in December from November 2012, rising for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). The December 2012 index level (109.9) was 16.6 % above the April 2009 low during the recession.

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East® Announces Retirement of Jerry Shepherd

Posted on 2/14/2013 by Gwen Brown

East Manufacturing Corporation Midwest Regional Sales Manager Jerry Shepherd has retired after 54 years of service to the trucking industry, the last 24 with East. He will be succeeded in this position by Mark Fletcher, who joined the company in March 2011.

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Pressure Systems International Hires New Sales and Marketing Specialist

Posted on 2/4/2013 by Gwen Brown

Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) has announced the hiring of Jonathan Gravell as Sales and Marketing Specialist. Jonathan recently concluded an eighteen-week apprentice program learning all aspects of P.S.I.’s heavy duty business including sales, marketing, production engineering, facilities, R&D, product development and technical services. He will report directly to Frank Sonzala, executive vice president and will spend considerable time in the field visiting fleets to understand their needs and the benefits they expect from an automatic tire inflation system. P.S.I. is the world leader in these systems for the commercial vehicle industry and markets and sells its products in North America through Meritor as the Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI.

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