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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 ...
IBTTA commends President’s focus on transportation infrastructure investment
Wednesday January 31, 2018
In response to President Trump’s first State of the Union Address tonight, transportation leaders with the  International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association  (IBTTA), the worldwide association for the owners and operators of ...
Monday January 29, 2018
SANY Heavy Port Machinery announces strategic partnership with Equipment Depot
Monday January 29, 2018
SANY announces the appointment of Equipment Depot as its primary distribution partner for the Americas market. Officers from Equipment Depot and SANY America formally recognized this partnership on December 8, 2017, at the Third Annual Dealer Summit ...
H&E Equipment Services to acquire Rental Inc.
Will expand presence in Alabama, Florida and Western Georgia
Monday January 29, 2018
H&E Equipment Services, Inc. announced its entry into a definitive agreement to acquire Rental Inc., a non-residential construction-focused equipment rental company with five branches located throughout Alabama and Florida. Under the terms ...
Thursday January 25, 2018
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: December 2017 Leasing and Finance Index
Thursday January 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 ...
Wednesday January 24, 2018
Rail Traffic for week ending January 20, 2018
Wednesday January 24, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending January 20, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 508,239 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.9 percent compared with the same week last ...
ELFA announces top 10 equipment acquisition trends for 2018
Wednesday January 24, 2018
The  Equipment Leasing and Finance Association  (ELFA) which represents the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, today revealed its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2018. Given U.S. businesses, nonprofits and government agencies ...
Monday January 22, 2018
U.S. freight rail industry partners with Canadian and Mexico counterparts to urge successful NAFTA 2.0 negotiations
Monday January 22, 2018
In an effort to communicate the vast benefits that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has provided for the Canadian, Mexican and United States economies, and the critical need to maintain free trade on the continent, leaders of the trade ...
KION Group and EP Equipment agree strategic partnership
Monday January 22, 2018
The KION Group is entering into an exclusive global strategic partnership with leading Chinese manufacturer EP Equipment in the fast-growing market for entry-level, light-duty warehouse equipment. On Thursday, the KION Group signed an agreement ...
Wesco Industrial Products and Bluff Manufacturing  combined under Wincove Private Holdings
Monday January 22, 2018
Wesco Industrial Products and Bluff Manufacturing have combined under Wincove Private Holdings. Joining together, Wesco and Bluff will expand their comprehensive material handling and warehouse safety solutions to benefit customers both domestically ...
Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence at all-time high in January
Monday January 22, 2018
The  Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation  (the Foundation) releases the January 2018 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative ...
Rail traffic for week ending January 13, 2018
Monday January 22, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR)  reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending January 13, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 511,937 carloads and intermodal units, up 0.5 percent compared with the same week ...
Thursday January 11, 2018
Electric vehicles for construction, agriculture and mining will be a $87 billion market in 2028
Thursday January 11, 2018
Electric vehicles for construction, agriculture and mining will be a $87 billion market in 2028. Komatsu, John Deere, Caterpillar, and others manufacture the big vehicles - mainly hybrid - while other manufacturers offer smaller, pure-electric versions. ...
Kuebix makes 2018 transportation predictions
Tax reforms, decreased capacity, higher rates, digital transformation
Thursday January 11, 2018
Kuebix , creator of a transportation management system that delivers true freight intelligence, predicts the 2018 transportation market will experience a major shake-up due to recent tax reforms, continued capacity crunch and the focus on the ...
Wednesday January 10, 2018
Rail traffic for week ending January 6, 2018
Wednesday January 10, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending January 6, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 415,862 carloads and intermodal units, down 4.6 percent compared with the same week last ...
Wednesday January 3, 2018
AAR reports freight rail traffic for week ending December 30, 2017
Wednesday January 3, 2018
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending December 30, 2017, as well as volumes for December 2017 and all of 2017. U.S. railroads originated 998,168 carloads in December 2017, up 2.5 percent, or 24,606 ...
IBTTA names new vp
Wednesday January 3, 2018
The  International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) , the worldwide association representing toll facility owners and operators and the businesses that serve them announced that Chris Tomlinson, executive director of the Georgia ...
Tuesday January 2, 2018
AAR statement on retirement of Chairman Bill Shuster
Tuesday January 2, 2018
Edward R. Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), issued the following statement on House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster’s (R-PA) announcement that he would not seek reelection. ...
Wednesday December 27, 2017
Rail traffic for week ending December 23, 2017
Wednesday December 27, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending December 23, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 551,566 carloads and intermodal units, up 11 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
Wednesday December 20, 2017
AAR commends passage of tax reform
Wednesday December 20, 2017
Edward R. Hamberger, Association of American Railroads president and CEO, released the following statement on final passage of tax reform legislation in Congress.   “Tax reform will make our customers and the freight railroads more globally ...
Rail traffic for week ending December 16, 2017
Wednesday December 20, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR)  reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending December 16, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 554,779 carloads and intermodal units, up 5.9 percent compared with the same week ...
Tuesday December 19, 2017
Christmas wish granted: $80K donation for 2 forklifts headed to The Food Basket
Tuesday December 19, 2017
The Food Basket got a special pre-Christmas phone call Monday morning. When the phone first rang, Kristin Frost Albrecht, The Food Basket’s interim executive director, was already on the phone but an employee gave her a note that said a man ...
Monday December 18, 2017
YRC Worldwide announces management changes
Monday December 18, 2017
YRC Worldwide Inc.   announced that James Welch, the company's CEO, has informed the board of directors of his intention to retire from the company July 31, 2018.  Welch intends to remain CEO of YRC Worldwide until that ...
Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence increases again in December
Monday December 18, 2017
The  Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation  (the Foundation) releases the December 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative ...
Friday December 15, 2017
Syncron collaborates with after-sales service industry thought leaders to reveal predictions for 2018
Friday December 15, 2017
The world is changing at an unprecedented rate. Shifts and developments in technology, demographics, healthcare, energy, politics and the economy are serving as a catalyst for massive transformation across industries, especially manufacturing. To ...
Wednesday December 13, 2017
Rail traffic for week ending December 9, 2017
Wednesday December 13, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending December 9, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 560,756 carloads and intermodal units, up 4 percent compared with the same week last ...
2018 economic outlook forecasts 9.1% expansion in equipment and software investment and 2.7% GDP growth
Wednesday December 13, 2017
Investment in equipment and software is projected to expand 9.1 percent in 2018 according to the 2018 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released by the  Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation . The annual investment ...
SCG affiliate acquires Custom Equipment, Hy-Brid Lifts
Wednesday December 13, 2017
An affiliate of Stratford- Cambridge Group (SCG),, has acquired Custom Equipment, LLC , (Custom),  headquartered in Richfield, WI, with an additional manufacturing facility in West Bend, WI. Founded in 1981 as a welding and fabrication ...
MHI's Young Professionals Network is calling for 2018 award nominations
Wednesday December 13, 2017
MHI’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) announces a call for nominations for two awards to be presented at  MODEX 2018 , the  . Deadline to enter is Monday, February 12, 2018. Outstanding Young Professional Award The Outstanding ...
Tuesday December 12, 2017
North American automation market shattering records in 2017
Tuesday December 12, 2017
The North American automation market set new records through the first nine months of 2017, according to the  Association for Advancing Automation (A3) , the global advocate for the benefits of automating. Results found records set in the areas ...
Caterpillar to pay millions for crimes against customers
Including XPO Logistics
Tuesday December 12, 2017
A wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. will pay tens of millions of dollars for intentionally cheating its customers with unnecessary repairs and dumping rail car parts into the ocean to cover up its actions. The  Wall Street Journal ...
Monday December 11, 2017
AAR names Kristin Smith to head communications
Monday December 11, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) announced that Patricia M. Reilly, SVP – Communications, will be leaving at the end of the year. Reilly will be succeeded by Kristin Smith, who was recently promoted to VP – Communications.   ...
YRC Freight driver achieves 5 million mile safety milestone
Monday December 11, 2017
In his nearly 50-year career with YRC Freight , Roy Lincoln has reached the elite safety milestone of driving five million consecutive miles without a single preventable collision. The company will recognize his safety record with an event ...
Wednesday December 6, 2017
Rail traffic for November and week ending December 2, 2017
Wednesday December 6, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending December 2, 2017, as well as volumes for November 2017. Intermodal rail traffic remains on pace to set a new annual record in 2017 with strong gains in November ...
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. announces agreement to acquire controlling interest in  Zhejiang Maximal Forklift Company Ltd. 
Wednesday December 6, 2017
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire, through an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, 75 percent of the outstanding shares of, and a controlling interest in, Zhejiang Maximal Forklift ...
Tuesday December 5, 2017
AAR and Gorail honor chairman with Railroad Achievement Award
Tuesday December 5, 2017
The  Association of American Railroads  (AAR) and  GoRail   honored House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) with the Railroad Achievement Award. Chairman Shuster is the final calendar year ...
Monday December 4, 2017
NAW partners with Unified Commerce Solutions
Monday December 4, 2017
The National Association of Wholesaler Distributors (NAW) has announced an exclusive partnership with Unified Commerce Solutions (UCS) to provide omni-commerce solutions to the wholesale distribution industry. The partnership will have services available ...
AAR calls on U.S. DOT to modernize agency's overarching regulatory approach
Monday December 4, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR)  filed comments  Friday afternoon with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), citing existing rules and other agency actions it asserts that are ideal areas for repeal, replacement, ...
Wednesday November 29, 2017
Weekly rail traffic for week ending November 25, 2017
Wednesday November 29, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 25, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 463,602 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.4 percent compared with the same week last ...
New Penn professional driver achieves three-million consecutive accident-free miles
Wednesday November 29, 2017
New Penn professional driver  Don Wagner  recently achieved the remarkable feat of surpassing three-million consecutive miles without a single preventable accident. Wagner is the only active New Penn driver to reach this elite milestone. ...
Wednesday November 22, 2017
Weekly rail traffic ending November 18, 2017
Wednesday November 22, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 18, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 554,066 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.2 percent compared with the same week last ...
Tuesday November 21, 2017
H&E Equipment Services to acquire Contractors Equipment Center
Tuesday November 21, 2017
H&E Equipment Services, Inc.   announced its entry into a definitive agreement to acquire Contractors Equipment Center (CEC), a non-residential construction focused equipment rental company located in the greater Denver, Colorado, area. ...
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: October 2017 Leasing and Finance Index
Tuesday November 21, 2017
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (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 new ...
Friday November 17, 2017
Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence higher in November 2017
Friday November 17, 2017
The  Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation  (the Foundation) releases the November 2017  Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry  (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports ...
Wednesday November 15, 2017
Weekly rail traffic for week ending November 11, 2017
Wednesday November 15, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 11, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 547,480 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.2 percent compared with the same week last ...


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