Bulk Transporter http://bulktransporter.com/rss.xml en Haldex air disc brake savings calculator lets fleets determine savings http://bulktransporter.com/technology/haldex-air-disc-brake-savings-calculator-lets-fleets-determine-savings <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Haldex, a global manufacturer of air brake systems for trucks, trailers and buses, recently launched its Air Disc Brake Savings Calculator to help fleets determine the long-term savings of air disc brakes compared to drum brakes over the life of the vehicle (tractor or trailer).</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/technology/haldex-air-disc-brake-savings-calculator-lets-fleets-determine-savings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/technology/haldex-air-disc-brake-savings-calculator-lets-fleets-determine-savings#comments Trucks Technology News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:54:00 +0000 54581 at http://bulktransporter.com New Firestone FS818 tire enables higher payloads in severe-service conditions http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/new-firestone-fs818-tire-enables-higher-payloads-severe-service-conditions <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Bridgestone Americas Inc launched its new FS818 wide-base radial truck tire for on-and-off-highway applications. Designed for all position use, the Firestone FS818 tire is a dependable, durable option for fleets looking for long-lasting performance in severe service environments.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/new-firestone-fs818-tire-enables-higher-payloads-severe-service-conditions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/new-firestone-fs818-tire-enables-higher-payloads-severe-service-conditions#comments Trucks News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:27:00 +0000 54571 at http://bulktransporter.com Firestone FS818 truck tire DTNA makes Truck-Lite standard on the new Cascadia http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/dtna-makes-truck-lite-standard-new-cascadia <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Truck-Lite Co LLC, a worldwide leader in heavy-duty lighting, wire harness and visibility systems, has achieved standard position on the new Cascadia, one of the top-selling heavy-duty trucks on the road.</p> <p>For the 2018 model year, the new Cascadia, Freightliner&#39;s flagship model, will feature three Truck-Lite components as standard equipment: the main mirror, located on the doors of the truck; the fender mirror, located on the hood of the truck; and side turn lamp, an LED side lamp mounted on the front fender.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/dtna-makes-truck-lite-standard-new-cascadia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/dtna-makes-truck-lite-standard-new-cascadia#comments Trucks News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:25:00 +0000 54561 at http://bulktransporter.com ATA Truck Tonnage Index jumps 6.5% in May http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-truck-tonnage-index-jumps-65-may <div class="node-body article-body"><p>American Trucking Associations&rsquo; advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.5% in May, following a 1.5% decline during April. In May, the index equaled 144.1 (2000=100), up from 135.3 in April.</p> <p>Compared with May 2016, the SA index increased 4.8%, which was the largest year-over-year gain since November. In April, the index contracted 0.8% on a year-over-year basis. Year-to-date, compared with the same five months in 2016, the index is up 0.9%. For all of 2016, tonnage was up 2.5%.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-truck-tonnage-index-jumps-65-may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-truck-tonnage-index-jumps-65-may#comments Trends News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:22:00 +0000 54551 at http://bulktransporter.com North America Class 8 production hits 18-month high in May http://bulktransporter.com/trends/north-america-class-8-production-hits-18-month-high-may <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Following the first quarter&rsquo;s stronger orders, heavy-duty truck production picked up starting in April. In May, a long month and a rising build rate combined to drive NA Class 8 production to an 18-month high.</p> <p>&ldquo;Annualized, May&rsquo;s production rate equals a full-year production of 263k units,&rdquo; said Kenny Vieth, president and senior analyst at ACT Research.</p> <p>With orders softening as truck build ramps up, Class 8 backlogs dropped nearly 7,000 units from April. Backlog analysis continues to show a very large front-end component to orders.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/north-america-class-8-production-hits-18-month-high-may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/north-america-class-8-production-hits-18-month-high-may#comments Trends News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:18:00 +0000 54541 at http://bulktransporter.com Pirelli brands premium truck tire for the longhaul drive market http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/pirelli-brands-premium-truck-tire-longhaul-drive-market <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Pirelli has launched Pentathlon D, its first tire in the Pentathlon product family, one dedicated to premium longhaul drive applications in North America. After a successful pilot phase of extensive testing, research, and development, Pentathlon D is one of the latest tires to launch from TP Commercial Solutions LLC, an entity of the Pirelli Brand of Radial Truck Tires, Agricultural Tires and Off-The Road Tires in the United States and Canada.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/pirelli-brands-premium-truck-tire-longhaul-drive-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/pirelli-brands-premium-truck-tire-longhaul-drive-market#comments Trucks News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:16:00 +0000 54531 at http://bulktransporter.com Choice Terminal bulk transload facility opens in Sanford NC http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/choice-terminal-bulk-transload-facility-opens-sanford-nc <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Atlantic and Western Railway (ATW), a subsidiary of Genesee &amp; Wyoming Inc (G&amp;W), opened a new Choice Terminal bulk transload facility in Sanford NC.</p> <p>Located on a six-acre site, ATW&rsquo;s Choice Terminal in Sanford features a 20-car rail yard and truck-to-railcar transloading equipment, including a weighing scale. ATW interchanges with Class I railroads Norfolk Southern and CSX, providing customer access to the North American rail network.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/choice-terminal-bulk-transload-facility-opens-sanford-nc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/choice-terminal-bulk-transload-facility-opens-sanford-nc#comments Transloading News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:14:00 +0000 54521 at http://bulktransporter.com Cummins poised for growth, leadership in new and emerging technologies http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/cummins-poised-growth-leadership-new-and-emerging-technologies <div class="node-body article-body"><p>During a June 14 teleconference, Cummins Inc executives shared how the Company is positioned to lead in current and future technologies, including its core business, electrification, alternative fuels, and power solutions, as well as in digital capabilities, data, and analytics.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/cummins-poised-growth-leadership-new-and-emerging-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/cummins-poised-growth-leadership-new-and-emerging-technologies#comments Trucks Technology News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 01:28:00 +0000 54511 at http://bulktransporter.com Fleet purchase intentions show strongest three-month sequential reading since Q3 2014 http://bulktransporter.com/trends/fleet-purchase-intentions-show-strongest-three-month-sequential-reading-q3-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The latest release of ACT&rsquo;s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that May&rsquo;s purchase intentions remained elevated, with 61% of responding fleets planning equipment investments in the next three months. This marked the strongest three-month reading since the third quarter of 2014.</p> <p>All of the purchases forecast will be for new equipment. Seven percent of respondents not planning purchases reported plans to extend the lease on their current equipment.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/fleet-purchase-intentions-show-strongest-three-month-sequential-reading-q3-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/fleet-purchase-intentions-show-strongest-three-month-sequential-reading-q3-2014#comments Trends News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 01:26:00 +0000 54501 at http://bulktransporter.com FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for April rebounds to mid-positive range http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-s-trucking-conditions-index-april-rebounds-mid-positive-range <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR&rsquo;s<a href="http://info.ftrintel.com/l/66642/2015-08-26/3bmqkr"> Trucking Conditions Index</a> (TCI) for April bounced back to a reading of 7.03, up more than four points from March. As detailed in the June issue of the Trucking Update, FTR expects industry conditions to improve despite current y/y weakness in contract pricing.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-s-trucking-conditions-index-april-rebounds-mid-positive-range" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-s-trucking-conditions-index-april-rebounds-mid-positive-range#comments Trends News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 01:23:00 +0000 54491 at http://bulktransporter.com Accuride Corp reaches agreement to acquire Mefro Wheels GmbH http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/accuride-corp-reaches-agreement-acquire-mefro-wheels-gmbh <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Accuride Corporation, a supplier of components to the North American and European commercial vehicle industries, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Mefro Wheels GmbH. The transaction is subject to applicable anti-trust approvals.</p> <p>Headquartered in Solingen, Germany, Mefro Wheels is a privately-owned supplier of steel wheels to the European and Asian passenger car, light vehicle, and commercial vehicle industries and maintains manufacturing operations in Germany, France, Turkey, Russia, and China.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/accuride-corp-reaches-agreement-acquire-mefro-wheels-gmbh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/accuride-corp-reaches-agreement-acquire-mefro-wheels-gmbh#comments Trucks News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 01:22:00 +0000 54481 at http://bulktransporter.com Tremcar tanks now available through Transwest Trailers http://bulktransporter.com/cargo-tankstrailers/tremcar-tanks-now-available-through-transwest-trailers <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Tremcar USA, a leading manufacturer of tank trailers for the North American market, announced a new partnership with Transwest Trailers, a commercial trailer supplier. The full Tremcar trailer line-up is available at all Transwest Trailers&rsquo; dealerships starting in June 2017.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/cargo-tankstrailers/tremcar-tanks-now-available-through-transwest-trailers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/cargo-tankstrailers/tremcar-tanks-now-available-through-transwest-trailers#comments Cargo Tanks/Trailers News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 01:19:00 +0000 54471 at http://bulktransporter.com Tank Trucks: A look back at 1946-1948 http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/tank-trucks-look-back-1946-1948-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Check out the next edition of Bulk Transporter&rsquo;s tank truck history photo gallery. <a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/tank-trucks-look-back-1946-1948#slide-0-field_images-54211">Click on this link</a>.</p> <p>Reminisce with us as we journey through the history of the tank truck industry from the pages of Bulk Transporter&#39;s archives over the next several months.&nbsp; This gallery spans the early post WWII years 1946 through 1948.</p> </div> http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/tank-trucks-look-back-1946-1948-0#comments Tank Fleets News Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:40:00 +0000 54461 at http://bulktransporter.com TMW Reveal Series products now available to Appian FinalMile Solutions users http://bulktransporter.com/technology/tmw-reveal-series-products-now-available-appian-finalmile-solutions-users <div class="node-body article-body"><p>TMW Systems&rsquo; Reveal Series cloud-based business intelligence and data analytics platform is now available as an add-on for users of Appian FinalMile solutions, which include DirectRoute routing and scheduling optimization software as well as DRTrack fleet tracking and reporting.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/technology/tmw-reveal-series-products-now-available-appian-finalmile-solutions-users" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/technology/tmw-reveal-series-products-now-available-appian-finalmile-solutions-users#comments Technology News Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:59:00 +0000 54451 at http://bulktransporter.com Texas TransEastern honored by Murphy USA with 2016 Carrier of the Year Award http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/texas-transeastern-honored-murphy-usa-2016-carrier-year-award <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Texas TransEastern (TTE) recently was named 2016 Carrier of the Year by Murphy USA. The award recognizes the carrier that establishes a leadership position in all measured categories included in Murphy USA&rsquo;s carrier performance rating system.</p> <p>In presenting the award, Murphy USA cited TTE&rsquo;s long-standing ability to deliver its products on-time and accurately, while also operating at the highest industry safety levels, as key success factors.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/texas-transeastern-honored-murphy-usa-2016-carrier-year-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/texas-transeastern-honored-murphy-usa-2016-carrier-year-award#comments Tank Fleets News Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:57:00 +0000 54441 at http://bulktransporter.com Streamlining of federal permit process will cut cost, time for infrastructure projects http://bulktransporter.com/trends/streamlining-federal-permit-process-will-cut-cost-time-infrastructure-projects <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A construction industry official says President Trump&rsquo;s plan to accelerate federal reviews for infrastructure projects will allow transportation officials to make quicker decisions so they can start work or move on to another project</p> <p>The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E Sandherr, offered the following statement in reaction to President Trump&#39;s plan to streamline the federal permitting process for infrastructure projects:</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/streamlining-federal-permit-process-will-cut-cost-time-infrastructure-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/streamlining-federal-permit-process-will-cut-cost-time-infrastructure-projects#comments Trends News Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:54:00 +0000 54431 at http://bulktransporter.com Quala begins Cargill sweetener-certified tank washes in Chicago http://bulktransporter.com/tank-cleaning/quala-begins-cargill-sweetener-certified-tank-washes-chicago <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Quala, North America&rsquo;s leader in bulk transportation container cleaning, announced the addition of Cargill&rsquo;s Sweetener Certification to their food grade wash services in Chicago IL.</p> <p>The Cargill certified washes are set to begin immediately and will include services for both liquid sweetener and dry bulk sweetener cleaning. The new certification accompanies the Chicago facilities&rsquo; existing ADM, Diageo, and Kosher approvals.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/tank-cleaning/quala-begins-cargill-sweetener-certified-tank-washes-chicago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/tank-cleaning/quala-begins-cargill-sweetener-certified-tank-washes-chicago#comments Tank Cleaning News Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:52:00 +0000 54421 at http://bulktransporter.com Rolling Strong launches mobile health, wellness platform http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/rolling-strong-launches-mobile-health-wellness-platform <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Rolling Strong, the provider of driver wellness programs for transportation companies and their drivers, as well as owner-operators, unveiled a new mobile health and wellness platform at the Truckload Carriers Association 2017 WorkForce Builders Conference (WFBCON).</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/rolling-strong-launches-mobile-health-wellness-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/rolling-strong-launches-mobile-health-wellness-platform#comments Tank Fleets News Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:49:00 +0000 54411 at http://bulktransporter.com Register now for Omaha Cargo Tank Test & Inspection Workshop http://bulktransporter.com/tank-repair/register-now-omaha-cargo-tank-test-inspection-workshop <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The July 11-12 National Tank Truck Carriers/DOT <a href="http://nttc.informz.net/nttc/data/images/2017_Registration%20Form%20(NTTC-DOT%20Workshop).pdf">Cargo Tank workshop</a> in Omaha NE is just around the corner, and the room block closes June 19. There is still time to receive the NTTC discounted rate of $99 per night at the <a href="https://reservations.redlion.com/ibe/details.aspx?hotelID=14846&amp;langID=1&amp;group=NATI0710&amp;hgID=460&amp;currID=0&amp;dt1=6400&amp;nights=3&amp;rooms=1&amp;adults=1&amp;child1=0">Hotel RL in Omaha NE</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/tank-repair/register-now-omaha-cargo-tank-test-inspection-workshop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/tank-repair/register-now-omaha-cargo-tank-test-inspection-workshop#comments Tank Repair News Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:09:00 +0000 54401 at http://bulktransporter.com STEMCO’s new “Friction Factory” will open in July http://bulktransporter.com/cargo-tankstrailers/stemco-s-new-friction-factory-will-open-july <div class="node-body article-body"><p>STEMCO, an EnPro Industries company and manufacturer of heavy-duty components and solutions for commercial vehicles, announced its first friction production plant will open in July 2017. STEMCO&rsquo;s &ldquo;Friction Factory&rdquo; is designed to manufacture brake shoes and friction components for medium- and heavy-duty truck and bus applications.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/cargo-tankstrailers/stemco-s-new-friction-factory-will-open-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/cargo-tankstrailers/stemco-s-new-friction-factory-will-open-july#comments Cargo Tanks/Trailers Trucks News Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:05:00 +0000 54391 at http://bulktransporter.com Business, community leaders speak out opposing commercial rest areas http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/business-community-leaders-speak-out-opposing-commercial-rest-areas <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A diverse coalition from restaurants and fuel retailers to city governments, trucking firms, and blind entrepreneurs are urging key federal lawmakers to oppose efforts to commercialize Interstate rest areas as Congress considers infrastructure legislation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/business-community-leaders-speak-out-opposing-commercial-rest-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/business-community-leaders-speak-out-opposing-commercial-rest-areas#comments Tank Fleets News Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:01:00 +0000 54381 at http://bulktransporter.com FMCSA proposes easier, lower cost CDL process http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-proposes-easier-lower-cost-cdl-process <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced on June 9 two proposals that would take steps toward responding to a national shortage of qualified truck and bus drivers. These proposed processes would simplify obtaining a commercial driver&rsquo;s license (CDL) for many individuals and reduce administrative expenses to both the driver applicant and state driver licensing agencies.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-proposes-easier-lower-cost-cdl-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/fmcsa-proposes-easier-lower-cost-cdl-process#comments Regulations News Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:56:00 +0000 54371 at http://bulktransporter.com Vopak Terminal Deer Park reaches agreement on improved emission controls http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/vopak-terminal-deer-park-reaches-agreement-improved-emission-controls <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Vopak Terminal Deer Park announced it has reached an agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US Department of Justice, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas Attorney General regarding emissions controls at its Deer Park TX facility.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/vopak-terminal-deer-park-reaches-agreement-improved-emission-controls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/vopak-terminal-deer-park-reaches-agreement-improved-emission-controls#comments Transloading Regulations News Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:53:00 +0000 54361 at http://bulktransporter.com Tank Trucks | A look back | 1946-1948 http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/tank-trucks-look-back-1946-1948 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Reminisce with us as we journey through the history of the tank truck industry from the pages of Bulk Transporter's archives over the next several months. This gallery spans the years 1946 through 1948. </div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/tank-trucks-look-back-1946-1948" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/tank-trucks-look-back-1946-1948#comments Tank Fleets Trucks Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:59:00 +0000 54211 at http://bulktransporter.com Tremcar participates in IMHA conference in Calgary http://bulktransporter.com/cargo-tankstrailers/tremcar-participates-imha-conference-calgary <div class="node-body article-body"><p>During the International Milk Haulers Association conference May 21-23 in Calgary, AB, Canada, Tremcar organized a memorable evening with Olympic gold medalist Meaghan Mikkelson.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/cargo-tankstrailers/tremcar-participates-imha-conference-calgary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/cargo-tankstrailers/tremcar-participates-imha-conference-calgary#comments Cargo Tanks/Trailers Tank Fleets News Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:09:00 +0000 54351 at http://bulktransporter.com <p>From left: Anne&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Bigalke">Bigalke</span>&nbsp;and Mark Schwab from&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="QualiTru">QualiTru</span>&nbsp;Sampling Systems, Meaghan&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Mikkelson">Mikkelson</span>, two-time&nbsp;Olympic gold medalist, and&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Mélanie">M&eacute;lanie</span>&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Dufresne">Dufresne</span>&nbsp;and Jacques&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Tremblay">Tremblay</span>&nbsp;from&nbsp;Tremcar.</p> Cummins announces renewable diesel compatibility for B6.7 and L9 engines http://bulktransporter.com/green-trends/cummins-announces-renewable-diesel-compatibility-b67-and-l9-engines <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Cummins Inc announced that the B4.5, B6.7, and L9 engine platforms are compatible with paraffinic renewable diesel fuels meeting the EN 15940 specification. Both On-Highway and Off-Highway versions of the B6.7 and L9 platforms and all vintages are approved to use paraffinic diesel fuels in North America.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/green-trends/cummins-announces-renewable-diesel-compatibility-b67-and-l9-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/green-trends/cummins-announces-renewable-diesel-compatibility-b67-and-l9-engines#comments Trucks Green Trends News Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:06:00 +0000 54341 at http://bulktransporter.com CVSA’s annual International Roadcheck now underway http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/cvsa-s-annual-international-roadcheck-now-underway <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It&rsquo;s that time of year. CVSA&#39;s 30th annual International Roadcheck inspection week is underway.</p> <p>Last year during this enhanced inspection period, more than 21% of vehicles inspected were placed out of service, causing significant revenue losses. Shockingly, most violations were completely preventable.</p> <p>Don&rsquo;t be an out-of-service statistic. Here&rsquo;s what you need to know to protect yourself:</p> <p>&bull; Inspections are taking place for 72 hours between June 6-8.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/cvsa-s-annual-international-roadcheck-now-underway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/cvsa-s-annual-international-roadcheck-now-underway#comments Tank Fleets Regulations Hazmat/Safety Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:02:00 +0000 54331 at http://bulktransporter.com Westmor Industries launches new Proline lightweight MC331 trailer http://bulktransporter.com/cargo-tankstrailers/westmor-industries-launches-new-proline-lightweight-mc331-trailer <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Westmor Industries, has launched a new design for its LT Proline Transport model that reduces the unit&rsquo;s weight by up to 5%. Engineered with a 3/16&rdquo; subframe and no front fender, the updated model allows operators to carry more fuel because of its reduced weight.</p> <p>To diminish the unit&rsquo;s weight, Westmor engineers choose to manufacture the rear light box and landing gear with aluminum and swap out the standard hose tubes with a tray. For running gear, lightweight model also includes a super single wheel and rim design.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/cargo-tankstrailers/westmor-industries-launches-new-proline-lightweight-mc331-trailer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/cargo-tankstrailers/westmor-industries-launches-new-proline-lightweight-mc331-trailer#comments Cargo Tanks/Trailers News Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000 54321 at http://bulktransporter.com Construction spending drops in April as public infrastructure investments fall http://bulktransporter.com/trends/construction-spending-drops-april-public-infrastructure-investments-fall <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Construction spending retreated in April following unusually large gains in and February and March, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said private construction continues to do well so far in 2017 but under-investment in public infrastructure is holding back the industry and is jeopardizing long-run economic growth.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/construction-spending-drops-april-public-infrastructure-investments-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/construction-spending-drops-april-public-infrastructure-investments-fall#comments Trends News Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:58:00 +0000 54311 at http://bulktransporter.com FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index for March remains close to neutral http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-s-shippers-conditions-index-march-remains-close-neutral <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR&rsquo;s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for March, as detailed in the May Issue of the Shippers Update, at a reading of -1.7 remains in marginally negative territory. Currently, softer freight conditions and a view of adequate capacity over the past eighteen months have slowed the expected decline in this index.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-s-shippers-conditions-index-march-remains-close-neutral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-s-shippers-conditions-index-march-remains-close-neutral#comments Trends News Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:56:00 +0000 54301 at http://bulktransporter.com