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June 2012 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 6.6% From June 2011

Posted on 8/28/2012 by Gwen Brown

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, was 6.6% higher in June 2012 than in June 2011, totaling $82.6 billion, unadjusted for inflation, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Adjusted for inflation and exchange rates, the June 2012 total was $61.0 billion in 2004 dollars, up 11.0% from June 2011.

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Travis Body & Trailer, Inc. Appoints New Dealer

Posted on 8/17/2012 by SuperUser Account

Travis Body & Trailer, Inc. of Houston, TX is pleased to announce the appointment of Spellman Trailers, Inc. of Franklin, WI as its newest independent dealer in the state of Wisconsin. Spellman Trailers, Inc. will represent Travis in the Southeast area of Wisconsin.

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Meritor WABCO Announces Availability of Next Generation Lane Departure Warning System for Orders in North America

Posted on 8/15/2012 by SuperUser Account

Meritor WABCO, a leader in the development and integration of safety technology for the commercial vehicle industry, today announced its next generation Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system, including the innovative SafeTraK technology by Takata Corporation, will be available for fleet installation starting in October this year.

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XL Specialized Trailers Showcases Versatile Construction Multi-axle at the Great American Trucking Show

Posted on 8/13/2012 by SuperUser Account

XL Specialized Trailers, a market-leading manufacturer of heavy haul and specialized trailers, is planning to exhibit a custom spec 60 Ton Low-Profile HDG 2+3+2 — at the upcoming Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, August 23-25. XL Specialized Trailers will be exhibiting in Booth 14099.

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BTS Releases Freight Transportation Services Index; Freight Shipments Fell 0.1% in June from May

Posted on 8/12/2012 by SuperUser Account

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.1 percent in June from May, following no change in the index from April to May, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) released today. The June 2012 index level (109.5) was 16.1 percent above the April 2009 low during the recession.

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John Wiland Joins Optronics International as Product Manager

Posted on 8/7/2012 by SuperUser Account

John Wiland was recently hired as product manager for lighting manufacturer Optronics International. Wiland is filling the position vacated by Jonathan Field, who was promoted to director of purchasing and supply chain management.

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May 2012 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 8.3 % From May 2011

Posted on 8/2/2012 by SuperUser Account

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, was 8.3% higher in May 2012 than in May 2011, totaling $83.8 billion, unadjusted for inflation, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Adjusted for inflation and exchange rates, the May 2012 total was $60.7 billion in 2004 dollars, up 11.7% from May 2011.

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Superior Trailer Sales New East Trailer Dealer

Posted on 8/2/2012 by SuperUser Account

One of the largest trailer dealerships in the southwest, Superior Trailer Sales Company, has been named an authorized dealer for East Manufacturing. With five full service locations, Superior Trailer Sales will offer East’s full line of flatbed, dump, and refuse trailers at their dealerships located in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

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