Apr18

Cat® lift truck user experience shines again in Red Dot Design Awards

Cat® Lift Trucks has received yet another prestigious Red Dot Design Award, this time for its latest 1.4 to 2.0 ton 48V electric counterbalance. The judges particularly highlighted its excellent user experience and clever design. The Cat® EP14-20A(C)N(T) 48V, developed and built at the manufacturer’s Järvenpää site in Finland, is a revolutionary electric forklift. Featuring unique 360° steering, it has been designed to satisfy the...

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Apr18

Women In Trucking Association announces new partnership with Peterbilt Motors Company

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) welcomes Peterbilt Motors Company as its newest Gold Level Partner, helping the organization increase the number of women employed in the transportation industry. Michele Rodgers, director of Program Management will serve on the WIT Board of Directors. Since joining in 2016, the company has actively participated in the association as a corporate member. Now supporting WIT at the Gold Level, the...

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Apr18

Department of Veterans Affairs issues Sources Sought Notice for Forklifts

The Department of Veterans Affairs issued a sources sought notice for engineering warehouse forklifts. In particular, they are looking for a small business to fulfill the eventual contract. For assistance in meeting this deadline with proper registrations, entities may use third-party government registration firm, US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR). 423830, Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers, is the...

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Apr18

Forbes Magazine names Crown Equipment One of America’s Best Employers

Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, announced that it has been named among Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” for 2019.  “We are honored to receive this distinction as a celebration of our employees’ efforts to help make Crown a great place to work and build a successful career,” said Jim Dicke III, president, Crown Equipment. “Our Crown employees are an incredible group of...

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Apr17

Weekly Rail Traffic for the week ending April 13, 2019

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending April 13, 2019. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 528,167 carloads and intermodal units, down 1.2 percent compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending April 13 were 260,800 carloads, up 1 percent compared with the same week in 2018, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 267,367 containers and...

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Apr16

Old Dominion Freight announces increase effective May 1st

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. today announced a general rate increase (GRI) of 4.9 percent applicable to rates established under the existing ODFL 559, 670, and 550 tariffs effective May 1, 2019. Todd A. Polen, Old Dominion’s Vice President – Pricing Services, commented, “At Old Dominion, we are committed to delivering our premium value proposition of on-time, claims-free service at a fair price. To satisfy our customers’...

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Apr16

Landmark Equipments Rund retires and sells business to longtime employees

After 35 years as the owner of Landmark Equipment located in Portland, Oregon, Earl Rund is retiring and has sold the business to long time employees John Gunderson and Rick Nivens. The existing staff has over 125 years of combined Pettibone experience ensuring that all of your Pettibone needs will be met. In addition to Pettibone Equipment, Landmark can help you with all brands of forklift repairs, parts, rentals and sales. They have...

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