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Floor Shield by Havco™ Now Available

Posted on 8/30/2013 by Gwen Brown

Havco Wood Products LLC, North America’s leading trailer flooring manufacturer, has announced a new water-resistant treatment for the top surface of hardwood floors in Dry Freight Van (DFV) trailers. Floor Shield by Havco™ provides exceptional moisture protection and fast drying times with environmentally preferred properties. Floor Shield by Havco™ is available on new Havco oak laminated floors and Fusion Floor™ (composite reinforced) floors shipped to your preferred OEM as well as through various aftermarket trailer parts suppliers.

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FMCSA Announces Final Rule for Unified Registration System

Posted on 8/30/2013 by Gwen Brown

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently amended its regulations to require interstate motor carriers, freight forwarders, brokers, intermodal equipment providers (IEPs), hazardous materials safety permit (HMSP) applicants, and cargo tank facilities under FMCSA jurisdiction to submit required registration and biennial update information to the Agency via a new electronic on-line Unified Registration System (URS). FMCSA establishes fees for the registration system, discloses the cumulative information to be collected in the URS, and provides a centralized cross-reference to existing safety and commercial regulations necessary for compliance with the registration requirements. The final rule implements statutory provisions in the ICC Termination Act of 1995 (ICCTA) and the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, 2005 (SAFETEA-LU). The URS will streamline the registration process and serve as a clearinghouse and depository of information on, and identification of, motor carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, IEPs, HMSP applicants, and cargo tank facilities required to register with FMCSA.

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Trucks Transported 60.7% of U.S.-NAFTA Trade in June 2013

Posted on 8/30/2013 by Gwen Brown

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation today released June North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) freight numbers showing that trucks carried 60.7 percent of the $93.5 billion of freight moved in June 2013 between the United States and its NAFTA partners, Canada and Mexico. Trucks were followed by rail at 15.8 percent, vessels at 8.2 percent, pipelines at 6.5 percent and air at 3.9 percent.

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Great Dane’s 2012 Dealer of the Year Rises Like a Phoenix From the Ashes in Metro Detroit

Posted on 8/21/2013 by Gwen Brown

Royal Truck and Trailer Service, Inc. Explains How Their Third Generation Dealership is Beating the Odds and Expanding its Operations A lot of people say a lot of things, but who and what should you believe? For example, right now the buzz around Michigan is that “Detroit is dead.” Royal Truck and Trailer Sales and Service, Inc. is anything but dead. The dealership has continuously grown and expanded since their humble beginnings back in 1970 when they had two service bays. Today, Royal is a literal story of success among the so-called ruins in Metro Detroit.

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Meritor Named Standard Axle Supplier by Capacity Trucks

Posted on 8/13/2013 by Gwen Brown

Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) announced today that it has been named standard axle supplier for Capacity Trucks’ specialty and industrial truck fleets.

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BTS Releases Transportation Statistics Annual Report

Posted on 8/12/2013 by Gwen Brown

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), has released the Transportation Statistics Annual Report (TSAR) 2012. The 17th edition of this congressionally mandated report presents key transportation indicators along with an overview of the transportation system. It also includes data and information about passenger travel, freight movement, transportation and the economy, system reliability, transportation safety, energy use and environmental impacts. In addition, it focuses on closing data gaps and improving the ways in which transportation statistics are collected, compiled, analyzed, and published. TSAR is a report of the BTS director to the president and Congress. The entire report or individual sections may be downloaded directly from the BTS website with printed copies available upon request. For more information, please contact Dave Smallen at (202) 366-5568.

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XL Specialized Trailers Announces New Northeastern Regional Sales Manager

Posted on 8/12/2013 by Gwen Brown

XL Specialized Trailers recently added a member to their sales team. Garet Earles now serves as Regional Sales Manager to the Northeast region of the United States, as well as parts of Canada.

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Pressure Systems International Expands Quality Control Laboratory

Posted on 8/12/2013 by Gwen Brown

Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) has completed an expansion to their San Antonio quality control laboratory and product testing facility. The newest expansion just completed adds approximately 240 sq. ft. of floor space converted to accommodate new equipment that increases in-house capabilities to conduct root cause analysis, conduct testing to meet customer quality requirements and as part of any manufacturing improvement initiatives, and to qualify test equipment and components.

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Meritor Names Ivor J. Evans Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President

Posted on 8/9/2013 by Gwen Brown

The Board of Directors of Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) today announced that it has named Ivor J. Evans chairman of the board, chief executive officer and president, effective immediately. Evans, a member of the Board of Directors of Meritor since 2005, has been serving as the company’s executive chairman, interim chief executive officer and president since May 3, 2013.

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Optronics Uses GloLight Technology to Create New High-Style LED Lighting Category for Light- and Medium-Duty Trailers

Posted on 8/6/2013 by Gwen Brown

Optronics International, a leading manufacturer and supplier of light- and medium-duty trailer lighting, announced that it will soon begin shipping 14 new GloLight-equipped LED lamps. A GloLight solution is now available for all light- and medium-duty trailer applications, and the eye-catching lamps will begin enhancing newly manufactured vehicles and retail shelves within approximately 30 days.

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