News en ATA congratulates Jeffrey Rosen on confirmation as Deputy Transportation Secretary <div class="node-body article-body"><p>American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear congratulated Jeffrey Rosen on his confirmation as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Transportation.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tank Fleets News Tue, 23 May 2017 02:30:00 +0000 54031 at <p>Jeffrey Rosen, Deputy Secretary of the DOT</p> Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo and Transnet National Ports sign BOOT agreement <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Transnet National Ports Authority appointed Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo Holdings to construct and operate a new liquid bulk handling facility in the port of Ngqura, Eastern Cape region of South Africa.&nbsp; The project is based on a &ldquo;Build, Own, Operate and Transfer&rdquo; (BOOT) agreement that the two companies had concluded end of 2016 after Oiltanking had won the open tender process.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transloading News Tue, 23 May 2017 02:20:00 +0000 54021 at BP Lubricants recognizes Dupré Logistics for safety for two consecutive years <div class="node-body article-body"><p>BP Lubricants recognized Dupr&eacute; Logistics with the BP Safe Carrier of the Year Award for 2015 and 2016. The award recognizes carriers for their safety and performance record. To be selected, the carrier must not have any accidents, spills, or preventable incidents in that year.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tank Fleets News Tue, 23 May 2017 02:17:00 +0000 54011 at Hoyer GmbH earns Best Supplier award from Covestro <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The logistics company Hoyer GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, has been honored by Covestro with the distinction of &ldquo;Best Supplier&rdquo; in the &ldquo;Cost Transformation&rdquo; category. The chemicals company awarded the prize to the full-service provider for its successful outsourcing and takeover of logistics in the Brunsb&uuml;ttel plant.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tank Fleets News Tue, 23 May 2017 02:13:00 +0000 54001 at ATA calling for applicants for incoming LEAD ATA class <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The American Trucking Associations announced the application window was opened for its premier industry leadership initiative, LEAD ATA. Heading into its fifth year, LEAD ATA is searching for the 2018-2019 class of diverse trucking industry leaders looking to grow their careers and meet other ambitious trucking professionals.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tank Fleets News Tue, 23 May 2017 02:11:00 +0000 53991 at ISA members see slower growth in April <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The May ISA Economic Indicator Report (EIR) from the Industrial Supply Association showed that manufacturers and distributors experienced slower growth in April compared to March.</p> <p>The ISA Manufacturer Index declined to 58.0 in April from 65.5 in March, while the ISA Distributor Index declined from 64.3 in March to 58.5 in April.&nbsp;For each index, a reading above 50% indicates expansion, while a reading below 50% indicates contraction.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trends News Tue, 23 May 2017 02:07:00 +0000 53981 at DTNA officially opens Madras OR High Desert Proving Grounds <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) celebrated the completion and official opening of its new High Desert Proving Grounds in Madras OR on May 18.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks News Mon, 22 May 2017 15:09:00 +0000 53931 at ESCO introduces new OTR tire spreader <div class="node-body article-body"><p>ESCO (Equipment Supply Company) has introduced its new OTR Tire Spreader [Model #90456] for off-the-road, mining, agricultural, and some larger truck tires. Designed to pick up where other tire spreaders fall short, the OTR Tire Spreader has 10 Tons of separating force along with a range of 6-34 inches.</p> <p>As a portable, lightweight handheld spreader, it is ideal for service out in the field and in service shops. Spreader operates by using air/hydraulic foot or manual pump (sold separately).</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks News Mon, 22 May 2017 15:07:00 +0000 53921 at Class 8 backlog nearing April 2016 levels <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Strong orders surpassed build in April, boosting industry backlogs to their best level since March 2016. The order strength in 2017 has largely been by the tractor daycab market.</p> <p>&ldquo;In April, tractor daycab orders were up nearly 200% from year-ago levels, while year-to-date net order performance is up 92%,&rdquo; said Steve Tam, ACT Research&rsquo;s vice-president.</p> <p>&ldquo;The backlog analysis continues to show a high degree of front-end loading. Nearly 19,000 of April&rsquo;s 24,000 orders were booked into Q2 and Q3.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trends Trucks News Mon, 22 May 2017 15:03:00 +0000 53911 at Heil Trailer honors long-time dealer Werts Welding & Tank Service <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Heil Trailer recently recognized a long-time dealer, Werts Welding &amp; Tank Service, for its 60th year in business. At a special dinner during the National Tank Truck Carriers annual conference in Chicago IL, Heil Trailer presented the Werts team with a plaque commemorating the milestone.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cargo Tanks/Trailers Tank Repair News Mon, 22 May 2017 15:00:00 +0000 53901 at <p>From left to right: Cindy and Bruce Cornelius (Bruce is Werts Parts Sales Manager); Troy and Gayle Hradsky (Troy is Werts Trailer Sales Manager); Curt and Julie Lind (Curt is Werts Texas Branch Manager); Cheryl and Dwight Werts (Dwight is Werts President &amp; CEO); Matt Krock, Regional Sales Manager, Heil Trailer; Ron Jurek, Regional Sales Manager, Heil Trailer.</p>