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Friday July 20, 2018
Vermeer sustains significant damage from tornado
Friday July 20, 2018
Severe weather hit Vermeer Corporation  in Pella, Iowa around 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 19th causing significant damage. In addition Vermeer team members who were working at that time, over 400 dealers and customers were onsite for the 2018 Customer ...
TVH employees volunteer at Center of Grace
Friday July 20, 2018
TVH in the Americas (TVH), a provider of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and equipment industries, recently had several employees participate in a volunteer event at Center of Grace on June 27, 2018. This volunteer ...
Treetop, Inc. promotes safety by taking extra precautions with warehouse safety
Friday July 20, 2018
Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation (RHCC), a materials handling equipment supplier in Northern California and the Northwest has announced its winner of the ‘Safety Show Offs’ contest that took place in honor of National Forklift Safety ...
Thursday July 19, 2018
Kubota announces expanded support for Farmer Veterans with launch of product discounts through Geared to Give Program
Farmer Veteran Coalition members are now eligible for rebates on select Kubota equipment in recognition of their military service
Thursday July 19, 2018
Kubota Tractor Corporation , in partnership with the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC), now provides additional support for the non-profit’s farmer veteran members by offering customer rebates on select Kubota equipment. The discount program is ...
United Rentals posts $1.891 billion in total revenue in second quarter
Thursday July 19, 2018
United Rentals  posted total revenue of $1.891 billion for the second quarter compared to $1.597 billion for the second quarter of 2017, an 18.4-percent upswing. Rental revenue for the quarter was $1.631 billion compared with $1.367 billion ...
Doosan celebrates 50th with high-tech forklift
Thursday July 19, 2018
Starting with the manufacture of its first forklift in 1968, Doosan Industrial Vehicle (DIV) established its position as a part of Doosan family in 2005 and has expanded its global sales network with more than 400 dealers in 93 countries worldwide. ...
Wednesday July 18, 2018
AAR U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 14, 2018.
Wednesday July 18, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has announced the U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 14, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 559,064 carloads and intermodal units, up 5 percent compared with the same week ...
From idea to prototype in 30 hours
Young OPTIMA talents develop product separator at Makeathon in Munich
Wednesday July 18, 2018
Five young Optima talents developed a prototype in only 30 hours at the second Makeathon in Munich from June 21 to 22, 2018. The team, consisting of students, trainees and employees of Optima, designed a product separator with feeding system. 124 participants ...
Tuesday July 17, 2018
Crown Equipment opens new, larger sales and service center in Michigan
Tuesday July 17, 2018
Crown Equipment Corporation has  announced the opening of a new sales and service location near Grand Rapids, Michigan. The new, expanded facility will replace the previous location to help the company meet growing customer needs in Grand Rapids ...
Women In Trucking welcomes new board member
Tuesday July 17, 2018
Women in Trucking  (WIT) is pleased to welcome Delores Lail, senior vice president of sales for Ryder, Fleet Management Solutions, East Region, as the newest member of its board of directors. The board provides guidance for the non-profit association ...
Monday July 16, 2018
2018 economic outlook forecasts 7.0% expansion in equipment and software investment and 2.8% GDP growth
Monday July 16, 2018
After solid growth in 2017, investment in equipment and software should remain strong in 2018 and is projected to expand 7.0 percent (down from 8.5 percent in the Q2 Economic Outlook published in April) according to the Q3 update to the 2018 Equipment ...
Wednesday July 11, 2018
Rail traffic for week ending July 7, 2018
Wednesday July 11, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 7, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 485,193 carloads and intermodal units, up 8.6 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
Friday July 6, 2018
KHS USA, Inc. buys assets of Scandia Packaging Machinery Co.
Friday July 6, 2018
KHS USA, Inc. is to buy the assets of Scandia Packaging Machinery Co., based in Fairfield, New Jersey. This new acquisition will enable KHS’ North American subsidiary to expand its portfolio to include compact cartoners and secondary packaging ...
Thursday July 5, 2018
Rail traffic for June and week ending June 30, 2018
Thursday July 5, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 30, 2018, as well as volumes for June 2018. U.S. railroads originated 1,080,769 carloads in June 2018, up 2.0 percent, or 21,098 carloads, from June 2017. ...
Wednesday June 27, 2018
Rail traffic for week ending June 23, 2018
Wednesday June 27, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 23, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 557,340 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.7 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
Tuesday June 26, 2018
ELFA’s survey of economic activity: May 2018 Leasing and Finance Index
Tuesday June 26, 2018
The  Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their ...
Timely shipment delivery a major concern for US transporters, freight forwarders and logistics providers: Retailers at risk
Tuesday June 26, 2018
American Trucking Association reports that more than 70% of freight in the US is moved by trucks. The industry currently  hire s close to 1.46M drivers but is still falling short in order to meet rising demand due to the increase in online ...
Friday June 22, 2018
Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Up in June 2018
Friday June 22, 2018
The  Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation  (the Foundation) releases the June 2018  Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative ...
Wednesday June 20, 2018
Rail Traffic for week ending June 16, 2018
Wednesday June 20, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 16, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 558,098 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.1 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
Wednesday June 13, 2018
Rail traffic for week ending June 9, 2018
Wednesday June 13, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 9, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 561,061 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.2 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
Wednesday June 6, 2018
Rail traffic for May and week ending June 2, 2018
Wednesday June 6, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 2, 2018, as well as volumes for May 2018. U.S. railroads originated 1,319,420 carloads in May 2018, up 3.2 percent, or 41,078 carloads, from May 2017. ...
Tuesday June 5, 2018
AAR applauds $132 million federal grant to improve Chicago rail traffic flow
Tuesday June 5, 2018
Edward R. Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) decision to award $132 million in federal funding for the Chicago ...
Women In Trucking Foundation awards thirteen scholarships
Tuesday June 5, 2018
The Women In Trucking (WIT) Foundation is proud to announce the selection of thirteen recipients of its scholarship program, providing $1,000 each to winners to further their careers in the trucking industry.   The awardees come from across ...
Wednesday May 30, 2018
Rail traffic for week ending May 26, 2018
Wednesday May 30, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending May 26, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 565,502 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.4 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
ELFA’s Survey of Economic Activity: April 2018 Leasing and Finance Index
Wednesday May 30, 2018
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall ...
Wednesday May 23, 2018
Rail traffic for week ending May 19, 2018
Wednesday May 23, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending May 19, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 546,415 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.6 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
Friday May 18, 2018
Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence eases further in May
Friday May 18, 2018
The  Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation  (the Foundation) releases the May 2018  Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry  (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative ...
Wednesday May 16, 2018
Rail traffic for week ending May 12, 2018
Wednesday May 16, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending May 12, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 550,029 carloads and intermodal units, up 5.8 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
AAR leader announces 2019 retirement plans
Wednesday May 16, 2018
Edward R. Hamberger, president and chief executive officer of the Association of American Railroads (AAR) , announced that he will be retiring from the organization in early 2019 after over twenty years of service making him the longest-tenured head ...
Tuesday May 15, 2018
New report shows technology improving rail safety, reliability
Tuesday May 15, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) released a report highlighting how technology has made the rail network safer, more efficient and more reliable. This white paper was issued in conjunction with the AAR’s first RailxTech event ...
Wednesday May 9, 2018
Rail traffic for week ending May 5, 2018
Wednesday May 9, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending May 5, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 545,937 carloads and intermodal units, up 7.5 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
Tuesday May 8, 2018
WIT announces continued partnership with Bendix
Tuesday May 8, 2018
The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced that Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix) has renewed its Gold Level Partnership to support the organization’s mission of encouraging the employment of women in the transportation ...
Wednesday May 2, 2018
Rail traffic for April and week ending April 28, 2018
Wednesday May 2, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending April 28, 2018, as well as volumes for April 2018. U.S. railroads originated 1,051,026 carloads in April 2018, up 3.3 percent, or 34,020 carloads, from April ...
ORBIS® Corporation acquires Hinkle Manufacturing
Wednesday May 2, 2018
ORBIS® Corporation , a subsidiary of Menasha Corporation, announced that it has acquired Hinkle Manufacturing of Perrysburg, Ohio. Hinkle serves the automotive market with highly engineered custom dunnage designed for part protection. Hinkle ...
Friday April 27, 2018
Women In Trucking Association announces new partnership with Michelin North America, Inc.
Friday April 27, 2018
The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) welcomes Michelin North America, Inc. as its newest Gold Level Partner, helping the organization increase the number of women employed in the transportation industry. Adam Murphy, vice president, business-to-business ...
Thursday April 26, 2018
Combilift announces 200 new jobs and officially opens new headquarters
Thursday April 26, 2018
UPDATE: Combilift sets the benchmark for mass customization with its new €50 million production plant 30 th April 2018: Combilift, the material handling solutions provider, has set the benchmark for mass production of customised innovative ...
Wednesday April 25, 2018
Rail traffic for week ending April 21, 2018
Wednesday April 25, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending April 21, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 539,425 carloads and intermodal units, up 6.2 percent compared with the same week last ...
ELFA’s Survey of Economic Activity: March 2018 Leasing and Finance Index
Wednesday April 25, 2018
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s  (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed ...
Monday April 23, 2018
FlexMove, Geppert-Band Merge into Dorner
Monday April 23, 2018
In a move that combines more than 100 years of conveyance expertise, Dorner Holding Company, the parent company of Dorner Mfg. Corp., FlexMove and Geppert-Band GmbH is merging the three entities into one consolidated brand: Dorner. The new Dorner ...
Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence eases in April
Monday April 23, 2018
The  Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation  (the Foundation) releases the April 2018  Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry  (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative ...
Wednesday April 18, 2018
Artificial Intelligence to thrive in logistics according to DHL and IBM
Wednesday April 18, 2018
In a joint report, DHL and IBM have evaluated the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in logistics and exposed how it can be best applied to transform the industry, giving rise to a new class of intelligent logistics assets and operational ...
Alta Equipment acquires Elite Heavy Equipment Services of Spring Grove, IL
Wednesday April 18, 2018
Alta Equipment Company®  (Alta) announced that it has acquired Elite Heavy Equipment Services, LLC (Elite). Founded in 2008, Elite was the premier independent heavy equipment field service company in Illinois. Alta will take over the operations ...
Reddaway again named Top Regional Carrier by GlobalTranz
Wednesday April 18, 2018
Reddaway has been selected by GlobalTranz as its Top Western Regional Carrier for 2017. The GlobalTranz award program recognizes suppliers for exceptional performance and quality in several critical areas: overall operational ...
Holland named 2017 Top Regional Carrier by GlobalTranz
Wednesday April 18, 2018
Holland  was named Top Midwest Regional Carrier for 2017 by GlobalTranz at its annual Freight Agent Conference. Each year, GlobalTranz identifies its top carriers based on a selection process that encompasses several key ...
Rail traffic for week ending April 14, 2018
Wednesday April 18, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending April 14, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 534,198 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.3 percent compared with the same week last ...
MHI recaps MODEX and announces 2018 MHI Innovation Award winners
Wednesday April 18, 2018
MHI released a recap of the recent MODEX 2018 show along with award winners.  Earlier this month, the fourth edition of MODEX show was a record event on all fronts with 283,025 net square feet and 925 exhibitors.  MODEX  also featured ...
New data: Using propane forklifts can lower emissions
Wednesday April 18, 2018
Companies using propane-powered forklifts can significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG), nitrogen oxide (NOx), and sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions, according to a study commissioned by the Propane Education & Research Council . “Propane is ...
Monday April 16, 2018
Drivers and fleets discover that not everything is better on a smart phone app
Monday April 16, 2018
Continental, a global supplier of systems, components and tires to automobile and truck manufacturers, and the manufacturer of VDO RoadLog ELD , is advising professional truck drivers to be aware of issues being reported by users of Electronic Logging ...
Friday April 13, 2018
Rail traffic for week ending April 7, 2018
Friday April 13, 2018
 The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending April 7, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 524,905 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.8 percent compared with the same week ...
Wednesday April 11, 2018
2018 economic outlook forecasts 8.5% expansion in equipment and software investment and 2.7% GDP growth
Wednesday April 11, 2018
After solid growth in 2017, investment in equipment and software will likely continue to strengthen in 2018 and is projected to expand 8.5 percent (down slightly from 9.1 percent in the Economic Outlook published in December) according to the Q2 update ...


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