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US-NAFTA Freight Totals $89.3 Billion in January 2015

Posted on 3/31/2015 by Gwen Brown

U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $89.3 billion in January 2015 as three out of five transportation modes – rail, truck, and air – carried more U.S.-NAFTA freight than in January 2014, according to the TransBorder Freight Data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) (Figure 1, Table 1). Year-over-year, the value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by all modes decreased by 1.2 percent. The value of NAFTA trade by pipeline and vessel declined in January due to the reduced unit price of mineral fuel shipments.

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Meritor Announces Executive Title Sponsorship of ChampTruck World Series Racing

Posted on 3/31/2015 by Gwen Brown

Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) is the executive title sponsor of the Meritor ChampTruck World Series® for the 2015 season, marking the return of big-rig truck racing to major U.S. racetracks for the first time since 1993. The announcement was made at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

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WABCO, Hendrickson Partner on Advanced Air Disc Brake System for Trailers

Posted on 3/31/2015 by Gwen Brown

WABCO (NYSE: WBC) has signed a long-term supply agreement with Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems to provide an advanced air disc brake (ADB)system for trailers in North America.

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Trail King Launches Parts Database System

Posted on 3/31/2015 by Gwen Brown

Trail King Industries has introduced a new online parts database system, Peak Performance PARTS, that provides 24/7 access to over 10,000 on-hand parts and includes a variety of online tools to ensure convenient and efficient ordering.

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NHTSA Seeking Comments on Trailer Retroreflective Materials Conspicuity

Posted on 3/31/2015 by Gwen Brown

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is asking for public comment on a proposed collection of information on Title: 49 CFR Section 571.108, Compliance Labeling of Retroreflective Materials Heavy Trailer Conspicuity.

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Secretary Foxx Sends Six-Year Transportation Bill to Congress

Posted on 3/31/2015 by Gwen Brown

Over the past year, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has visited more than 100 communities and heard one common story – shared by all – about crumbling infrastructure and dwindling resources to fix it with. Secretary Foxx sent to Congress his solution to this problem: a long-term transportation bill that provides funding growth and certainty so that state and local governments can get back in the business of building things again.

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Talbert Manufacturing Launches Updated Traveling Axle Trailer Series at 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show

Posted on 3/18/2015 by Gwen Brown

Talbert Manufacturing, a North American leader in specialized heavy-haul solutions, updated its Traveling Axle (TA) Series by increasing its hauling capacity by 5 tons. Three of the new trailer models – the 4048TA, 4050TA and 4053TA – have a 40-ton hauling capacity, and the new 5548TA and 5553TA trailer models haul as much as 55 tons. The five new trailer models will replace the others within the TA Series.

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Aurora Dealer of the Month for January 2015 – Trailer Sales & Service Inc., Newton, NC

Posted on 3/17/2015 by Gwen Brown

At the start of 2015, Aurora Parts & Accessories, LLC developed a new dealer recognition program – the Aurora Dealer of the Month. The dealer that receives this recognition each month exemplifies what it means to be a true partner to Aurora and an invaluable part of the Aurora Dealer Network. The dealer promotes and utilizes Aurora’s exclusive brand of products, Pro-Par, in their showroom and/or in their shop. The nominated dealer takes advantage of the Network tools offered by Aurora and uses those tools to help maintain the best quality of customer service to their customers.

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Minimizer Named U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Small Business Award Winner

Posted on 3/17/2015 by Gwen Brown

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced Minimizer as a winner in its annual Blue Ribbon Small Business Awards®, a program that recognizes companies for their success and innovation and for their contributions to economic growth and free enterprise.

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January Freight Numbers Fell 0.2 Percent from December

Posted on 3/17/2015 by Gwen Brown

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.2 percent in January from December, declining for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS). The January 2015 index level (122.9) was 29.9 percent above the April 2009 low during the most recent recession.

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