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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 ...
Tuesday April 10, 2018
GlobalTranz CFO wins 2018 Women In Trucking Association’s Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award
Tuesday April 10, 2018
Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced Renee Krug, chief financial officer of GlobalTranz, as the winner of the fourth annual 2018 Women In Trucking Association’s Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA). The announcement was ...
New ASTM International standard supports hazardous materials packaging
Tuesday April 10, 2018
  A new ASTM International standard will help with pressure testing certain containers that are used to transport hazardous materials. The standard will help meet requirements of entities that regulate and support global trade. According ...
Monday April 9, 2018
UNEX Manufacturing acquires SpeedCell
Monday April 9, 2018
UNEX Manufacturing, Inc. , provider of innovative order picking solutions, announces the acquisition of SpeedCell Storage Systems of Zeeland, MI. SpeedCell’s dynamic high-density storage solution products complement Unex’s Span-Track carton ...
Friday April 6, 2018
Rail traffic for March and week ending March 31, 2018
Friday April 6, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending March 31, 2018, as well as volumes for March 2018. U.S. railroads originated 1,050,653 carloads in March 2018, up 3.6 percent, or 36,157 carloads, from March ...
Tuesday April 3, 2018
ORBIS® Corporation acquires Response Packaging
Tuesday April 3, 2018
ORBIS® Corporation , North America’s provider of reusable packaging and part of Menasha Corporation, announced that it has acquired Response Packaging, headquartered in Piedmont, South Carolina. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ...
Holland earns Avery Dennison's Best Transportation Supplier Award for 2017
Tuesday April 3, 2018
Holland  was named the Best Transportation Supplier for 2017 by Avery Dennison. The award was presented at the Avery Dennison Global Supplier Awards ceremony in Oegstgeest, Netherlands by Avery Dennison representatives Joe Lanagan- Global ...
H&E Equipment Services acquires Rental Inc.
Tuesday April 3, 2018
H&E Equipment Services, Inc. announced it has completed its acquisition of Rental Inc., a non-residential construction-focused equipment rental company with five branches located throughout Alabama and Florida and assets including approximately ...
Wednesday March 28, 2018
Rail traffic for week ending March 24, 2018
Wednesday March 28, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending March 24, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 526,521 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.4 percent compared with the same week last ...
Monday March 26, 2018
ELFA’s Survey of Economic Activity: February Leasing and Finance Index
Monday March 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 ...
Wednesday March 21, 2018
Weekly rail traffic ending March 17, 2018
Wednesday March 21, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending March 17, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 537,338 carloads and intermodal units, up 10.1 percent compared with the same week last ...
Friday March 16, 2018
Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence eases in March
Friday March 16, 2018
The  Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation  (the Foundation) releases the March 2018 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative ...
Wednesday March 14, 2018
Rail Traffic for week ending March 10, 2018
Wednesday March 14, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending March 10, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 534,282 carloads and intermodal units, up 6.2 percent compared with the same week last ...
Tuesday March 13, 2018
Rail industry maintains strong safety record
Tuesday March 13, 2018
Newly released data from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) confirms that recent years remain the safest ever for U.S. railroads. Through employee commitment to safety and investments in maintenance and new technologies, the industry has maintained ...
Wednesday March 7, 2018
Rail traffic for February and week ending March 3, 2018
Wednesday March 7, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending March 3, 2018, as well as volumes for February 2018. U.S. railroads originated 1,028,141 carloads in February 2018, down 0.3 percent, or 2,753 carloads, from ...
Wednesday February 28, 2018
Rail traffic for week ending February 24, 2018
Wednesday February 28, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending February 24, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 528,440 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.8 percent compared with the same week last ...
YRC Freight Driver reaches safety achievement of 5-million accident-free miles
Wednesday February 28, 2018
In his 45-year career with YRC Freight , Bobby Elrod has reached the elite safety milestone of driving five-million consecutive miles without a single accident. The company will recognize his safety record with an event at 10 a.m., on March ...
Monday February 26, 2018
ELFA’s survey of economic activity: January 2018 Leasing and Finance Index
Monday February 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 ...
Wednesday February 21, 2018
Midwest Association of Rail Shippers elects 2018 officers
Wednesday February 21, 2018
The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) elected its 2018 slate of officers at the annual winter meeting earlier in January.   The 2018 MARS officers are:  President: Harry Zander, Trinity Rail, Chicago, Illinois First Vice President: ...
Rail traffic for week ending February 17, 2018
Wednesday February 21, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending February 17, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 539,963 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.1 percent compared with the same week last ...
Thursday February 15, 2018
Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence remains high in February 2018
Thursday February 15, 2018
The  Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation  (the Foundation) releases the February 2018 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative ...
Wednesday February 14, 2018
Rail traffic for week ending February 10, 2018
Wednesday February 14, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending February 10, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 519,545 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.6 percent compared with the same week last ...
Monday February 12, 2018
December manufacturing technology orders cap a good 2017
Monday February 12, 2018
Orders for manufacturing technology climbed month-to-month and year-to-date in December 2017, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology . Orders totaled $447 million ...
Thursday February 8, 2018
H.I.G. Capital signs definitive agreement to acquire Wastequip from Centerbridge
Thursday February 8, 2018
Wastequip , a North American manufacturer of waste equipment, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by H.I.G. Capital, LLC (“H.I.G.”), a global private equity investment firm. Wastequip has been owned by Centerbridge ...
Wednesday February 7, 2018
Jamco Inc. acquires Forklift Garage Inc.
Wednesday February 7, 2018
Jamco Inc. , Central Florida’s OEM distributor for Doosan, Heli forklifts, Skyjack  and JLG aerial lifts has acquired the business activities of Forklift Garage Inc, effective February 1st 2018. Tim Jamal, vp of Jamco says the company ...
Wednesday January 31, 2018
Rail traffic for week ending January 27, 2018
Wednesday January 31, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending January 27, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 543,515 carloads and intermodal units, up 4 percent compared with the same week last ...


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