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Somerset Welding Attains ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Posted on 9/29/2016 by Gwen Brown

J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers and J&J Truck Equipment (“J&J”) today announced the successful transition of their ISO 9001:2008 certification to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. ABS Quality Evaluations, a leading international auditing and certification body, issued the Certificate of Conformance, the scope of which applies to “Design and manufacture of dump bodies, trailers, pressure vessels and truck equipment; mobile hydraulic system design and installation; pressure vessel installation, repair and inspection; installation of vehicle mounted truck equipment; sale and repair of equipment used in construction, mining, energy and gas production, utilities, state and municipal governments; custom fabrications utilizing steel, stainless steel and aluminum.”

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Aurora Parts & Accessories, LLC to Open New Parts Distribution Center in Atlanta, GA

Posted on 9/29/2016 by Gwen Brown

Aurora Parts & Accessories, LLC, an aftermarket semi-trailer parts distribution company headquartered in Lebanon, IN, today announced the opening of a new parts distribution facility in Atlanta, GA. Mike Conley, V.P. of Sales, states that the new facility will allow Aurora to escalate the speed of service to dealers in the area, giving those dealers an even greater advantage when competing in their markets. The new facility, providing over 100,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space, is centrally located to freight delivery routes that travel through Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina and further.

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AT&S St. Louis Shows Tremendous Growth

Posted on 9/29/2016 by Gwen Brown

American Trailer & Storage, Inc. (AT&S) with three Midwest locations has experienced tremendous revenue growth, particularly in the Saint Louis market thus far in 2016. AT&S- St. Louis has seen a year-to-date revenue increase up 166% through August over the same time period in 2015.

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North American Freight Decreased 10% in July

Posted on 9/23/2016 by Gwen Brown

All transportation modes except rail carried less cross-border freight by value in July 2016 compared to July 2015, resulting in a 10.0 percent decrease to $83.7 billion in the total current dollar value of freight moved.

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Accuride to Be Acquired by Crestview Partners

Posted on 9/20/2016 by Gwen Brown

Accuride Corporation (NYSE: ACW) has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by funds managed by Crestview Partners, a leading New York-based private equity firm, for $2.58 per share in cash.

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Karmak Acquires ADAM Systems

Posted on 9/20/2016 by Gwen Brown

Karmak, Inc. has acquired ADAM Systems based in Spanish Fort, AL.

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What's Happening in the Trailer Market?

Posted on 9/20/2016 by Gwen Brown

A strong van trailer segment is helping the trailer industry outperform the truck market, according to Don Ake, vice-president, commercial vehicles for FTR.

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Common FET Mistakes That Expose Dealerships to IRS Scrutiny

Posted on 9/20/2016 by Gwen Brown

There are a host of common Federal Excise Tax (FET) compliance mistakes that could easily be avoided. Most are fairly simple and do not require radical procedural changes or costs to correct. If you currently struggle with some of the errors and omissions among the basic mistakes listed below, you may be exposing your dealership to IRS scrutiny and the associated high costs of FET noncompliance.

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Employers Have Until Sept. 28 to File Work Opportunity Tax Credit Paperwork

Posted on 9/20/2016 by Gwen Brown

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is giving employers more time to file paperwork for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). The extension was announced in Notice 2016-40.

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Hendrickson launches COMFORT AIR on ARBOC's Spirit of Mobility at BusCon

Posted on 9/19/2016 by Gwen Brown

Hendrickson Commercial Vehicle Systems announces the launch of the 10,000 pound capacity COMFORT AIR rear air suspension at BusCon. COMFORT AIR will serve as the standard rear suspension for ARBOC’s low-floor bus model, The Spirit of Mobility, built on a conventional cutaway chassis.

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