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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 ...
Holland driver accepts ATA Mike Russell Trucking Image Award
Wednesday November 15, 2017
The American Trucking Associations honored Herschel Evans of Atlanta, Ga. as one of the ninth annual Mike Russell Trucking Image Award recipients on October 23, 2017 at the trade organization's annual Management Conference ...
Wednesday November 8, 2017
Weekly rail traffic for week ending November 4, 2017
Wednesday November 8, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 4, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 538,739 carloads and intermodal units, down 0.8 percent compared with the same week last ...
Friday November 3, 2017
Justrite® acquires First Safety Corporation
Friday November 3, 2017
Established in 1991, the Janesville, WI, company services the industrial, safety, and scientific markets with high-quality equipment designed for handling gas cylinders. Products include: barricade racks, handling trucks, cylinder pallets, cylinder ...
Crown Equipment announces price increase
Friday November 3, 2017
Crown Equipment Corporation  will implement a price increase effective December 1, 2017. New pricing will be available from the  Crown retail network  as of December 1. .    
Wednesday November 1, 2017
AAR reports October 2017 as strongest month for intermodal in history
Wednesday November 1, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending October 28, 2017, as well as volumes for October 2017, which was the best month for intermodal rail traffic in history. U.S. railroads originated 1,065,777 ...
Tuesday October 31, 2017
Andeavor Logistics completes acquisition of Western Refining Logistics and IDR Buy-In
Tuesday October 31, 2017
Andeavor Logistics LP and Andeavor announced that Andeavor Logistics has completed its acquisition of Western Refining Logistics, LP  in a unit-for-unit transaction and assumption of $280 million of net debt for a total enterprise value of ...
Monday October 30, 2017
Dematic announces brand consolidation plan for Egemin and NDC into single global Dematic brand
Monday October 30, 2017
Dematic , global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announced the next step in the integration of Egemin Automation and NDC Automation with Dematic by consolidating the brands into a single ...
Wednesday October 25, 2017
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending October 21, 2017
Wednesday October 25, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending October 21, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 559,989 carloads and intermodal units, up 3 percent compared with the same week ...
Tuesday October 24, 2017
Freight rail industry honors employees for environmental awareness
Tuesday October 24, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) awarded the 2017 Professional Environmental Excellence Award, which is the highest honor for environmental professionals in the railroad industry, to CSX Railroad’s Manager of Environmental and Industry ...
Thursday October 19, 2017
MH Equipment partners with Combilift
Thursday October 19, 2017
Fred Metzger, President of MH Equipment , has announced that MH Equipment will be partnering with Combilift to become a stocking dealer. Combilift, based in Monaghan, Ireland, has grown to become the global leader in the long-handling market. The company ...
Wednesday October 18, 2017
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending October 14, 2017
Wednesday October 18, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending October 14, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 548,264 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.1 percent compared with the same week last ...
Monday October 16, 2017
Statement on the passing of former Greenbrier board member Dan O'Neal
Monday October 16, 2017
The  Greenbrier Companies, Inc. remembers A. Daniel O'Neal, who was a long-time member of the Greenbrier family. Dan O'Neal died at home on October 10 at the age of 81. The Company extends its condolences to his family, particularly his ...
Freight claim denied after Hurricane Maria?
Popular carrier defense may not hold water
Monday October 16, 2017
Hell and high water doesn’t mean your carrier is off the hook for damaging your shipment. Carriers shipping products that were damaged during Hurricane Maria or Hurricane Irma are eager to deny liability using a common defense known as Act of ...
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending October 7, 2017
Monday October 16, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending October 7, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 554,826 carloads and intermodal units, up 6.3 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
Monday October 9, 2017
Delta-Q Technologies to supply battery chargers for Haulotte North America’s telescopic trailer line
Monday October 9, 2017
Delta-Q Technologies  (Delta-Q), provider of battery charging solutions for electric drive vehicles and industrial machines, announced that  Haulotte North America  (HNA) has selected the company as a charging solutions supplier for ...
Friday October 6, 2017
Camso grows service and distribution presence in US with the purchase of Stanley Industrial Tires
Friday October 6, 2017
Camso continues to grow its tire service and distribution presence in Texas and Louisiana with the acquisition of Stanley Industrial Tires. With a strong and dedicated team of tire specialists and service technicians in three locations in Texas ...
Wednesday October 4, 2017
AAR reports rail traffic for September and week ending September 30, 2017
Wednesday October 4, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending September 30, 2017, as well as volumes for September 2017. U.S. railroads originated 1,044,563 carloads in September 2017, down 2.3 percent, or -24,106 carloads, ...
AAR’s CEO highlights freight rail’s vital role in moving America’s economy
Wednesday October 4, 2017
Testifying before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Rail Subcommittee today Edward R. Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), made the case for policies that encourage sustained private investment in the ...
Wednesday September 27, 2017
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending September 23, 2017
Wednesday September 27, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending September 23, 2017, which set a new record for intermodal traffic in both the U.S. and Canada. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 548,204 ...
AAR calls for policymakers to seize opportunity with tax reform
Wednesday September 27, 2017
Edward R. Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), issued the following statement applauding the latest details on tax reform, released by the U.S. Congress and Trump administration:  “As the private ...
Wabash National Corporation completes acquisition of Supreme Industries, Inc.
Wednesday September 27, 2017
Wabash National Corporation , a diversified industrial manufacturer and producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, has completed the acquisition of Supreme Industries, Inc., manufacturer of truck bodies, following a cash ...
Tuesday September 26, 2017
ELFA’s survey of economic activity: August 2017 leasing and finance index
Tuesday September 26, 2017
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 new ...
Monday September 25, 2017
Holland named 2016 Regional LTL Carrier of the Year by Transplace
Monday September 25, 2017
Holland  has been selected by Transplace as its 2016 Regional LTL Carrier of the Year. The award identifies top carriers in categories, based on over 20 million annual shipments across more than 300 customers. Transplace selected award winners ...
Wednesday September 20, 2017
AAR announces weekly rail traffic ending September 16, 2017
Wednesday September 20, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending September 16, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 530,774 carloads and intermodal units, down 1.4 percent compared with the same week ...
Tuesday September 19, 2017
Lantech's 45 years of test data affirms time-tested load security formula
Tuesday September 19, 2017
Poorly secured truck shipments cause an estimated $50 billion of intransit damage globally every year. * At present, there are no official standards governing load stability during shipment. However, there is a growing emphasis on safety and an ...
Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence remains strong in September 2017
Tuesday September 19, 2017
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the September 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both ...
Thursday September 14, 2017
Help PMMI and PACK EXPO support urgent needs of hurricane victims
Thursday September 14, 2017
As Florida and the southeastern United States struggle to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is continuing fundraising efforts, announcing funds raised through PACK ...
Wednesday September 13, 2017
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending September 9, 2017
Wednesday September 13, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending September 9, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 486,474 carloads and intermodal units, up 0.8 percent compared with the same week last ...
Tuesday September 12, 2017
ELFA releases its 2017 Survey of Equipment Finance
Tuesday September 12, 2017
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has released its 2017 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA) reporting overall new business volume grew 2.5% in the equipment finance industry in 2016.  As end-users of equipment finance, ...
Friday September 8, 2017
Magline acquires Haulz-All product Line
Friday September 8, 2017
Magline, Inc. , manufacturer of innovative material handling equipment, acquired the assets of Haulz-All powered industrial steel products by Novative Designs, Inc.  Darryl Berlinger, currently president of Novative Designs, has accepted the role ...
Thursday September 7, 2017
ALAN Hurricane Harvey flood recovery, Preparations for Irma and Jose relief needs
Thursday September 7, 2017
As the recovery from Hurricane Harvey continues, the threat of Hurricane Irma looms in terms of the intense strain being placed on retail supply chains. Grocers, hardware stores, gas stations and more are all experiencing shortages due to increased ...
Wednesday September 6, 2017
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for August and week ending September 2, 2017
Wednesday September 6, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending September 2, 2017, as well as volumes for August 2017, which was the best month in history for intermodal traffic.   U.S. railroads originated ...
Tuesday September 5, 2017
National Container Group announces acquisition of Recycle, Inc. East
Tuesday September 5, 2017
RIE began reconditioning poly and steel drums in 1989 and soon after added asset and composite IBCs to its portfolio. In 1999, Recycle, Inc. East became the first company ever to manufacture DOT-certified plastic drums made from 100% recycled plastic. ...
Friday September 1, 2017
Hannibal Industries' Houston facility to reopen after Labor Day weekend 
Friday September 1, 2017
After the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey to the people of Southeast Texas, Hannibal Industries is grateful to announce that their Houston, Texas Hannibal South facility will be fully operational again on  September 5 .    ...
Wednesday August 30, 2017
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending August 26, 2017
Wednesday August 30, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending August 26, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 551,776 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.3 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
Tuesday August 29, 2017
Flight Systems Industrial Products acquires ARS Solutions, LLC
Tuesday August 29, 2017
Flight Systems Industrial Products (FSIP) located in Carlisle, PA is pleased to announce that it has acquired ARS Solutions, LLC located at 80 S Fairbank Street in Addison, Illinois. FSIP is a remanufacturer of electronic products found on electric ...
Monday August 28, 2017
ALAN seeking donations for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
Monday August 28, 2017
Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas after making landfall on Friday, August 25th. The slow-moving storm left behind flattened communities and is causing historic flooding in Houston and other parts of Texas. The American Logistics Aid Network ...
Thursday August 24, 2017
HP and Deloitte announce alliance
Plan to accelerate digital transformation of global manufacturing industry
Thursday August 24, 2017
HP Inc. and Deloitte Consulting LLP announced a first-of-its-kind alliance to help accelerate the digital transformation of the global manufacturing industry. The two companies will collaborate on the implementation of HP’s 3D printing ...
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: July 2017 Leasing and Finance Index
Thursday August 24, 2017
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 August 23, 2017
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending August 19, 2017
Wednesday August 23, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending August 19, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 554,021 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.4 percent compared with the same week last ...
Monday August 21, 2017
Women In Trucking partners with TransConnect Services (TCS) to offer discounted diesel fuel card
Monday August 21, 2017
Women In Trucking , a non-profit organization with the mission to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, announces its partnership withTransConnect Services (TCS), a value-added discount fuel card company. Women In Trucking ...
Thursday August 17, 2017
Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence higher in August
Thursday August 17, 2017
The  Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation  (the Foundation) releases the August 2017  Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry  (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative ...
Wednesday August 16, 2017
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending August 12, 2017
Wednesday August 16, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending August 12, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 548,790 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.7 percent compared with the same week last ...
H&E Equipment Services, Inc. terminates Neff Corporation acquisition
Wednesday August 16, 2017
 H&E Equipment Services, Inc. announced that it has notified Neff Corporation (“Neff”) that it does not intend to submit a revised proposal for the acquisition of Neff, which will permit Neff to terminate ...
Monday August 14, 2017
Alta Equipment Company® acquires YES Equipment & Services, LLC
Monday August 14, 2017
Alta Equipment Company® (Alta) and YES Equipment & Services, LLC (YES), announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Alta acquired the assets of YES in Illinois, resulting in Alta becoming an authorized Yale®  dealer ...
Expansion in U.S. manufacturing technology orders accelerating
Monday August 14, 2017
June manufacturing technology orders climbed 6.5 percent over May, according to a report released by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology . The latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report also shows a year-over-year ...
Friday August 11, 2017
Decisiv and TMW Systems expand relationship for asset maintenance
Friday August 11, 2017
Decisiv, Inc. , provider of a Service Relationship Management (SRM) software platform for commercial vehicle, heavy equipment, and industrial asset service management, announced today in advance of this week’s 2017 in.sight ...
Wednesday August 9, 2017
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending August 5, 2017
Wednesday August 9, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending August 5, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 554,822 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.3 percent compared with the same week last year. ...


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