Fleet Management http://bulktransporter.com/taxonomy/term/7348/more en ATA Truck Tonnage Index drops 1% in March http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-truck-tonnage-index-drops-1-march <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The American Trucking Associations&rsquo; advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 1% in March, following a 0.1% decline during February. In March, the index equaled 137.5 (2000=100), down from 138.8 in February. The all-time high was 142.7 in February 2016.</p> <p>Compared with March 2016, the SA index rose 0.7%. In February, the index contracted 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. Year-to-date, compared with the same three months in 2016, the index is up 0.2%. For all of 2016, tonnage was up 2.5%.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-truck-tonnage-index-drops-1-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-truck-tonnage-index-drops-1-march#comments Trends News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:38:00 +0000 53411 at http://bulktransporter.com Oiltanking North America adds to holdings in Texas City TX http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/oiltanking-north-america-adds-holdings-texas-city-tx <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Oiltanking North America LLC announced the acquisition of the Oiltanking Galveston County (OTGAL) terminal. OTGAL currently handles specialty chemicals and petrochemicals with approximately 69,000 cbm (430,000 barrels) of storage capacity. The terminal is situated on over 200 acres allowing ample room for expansion opportunities.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/oiltanking-north-america-adds-holdings-texas-city-tx" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/oiltanking-north-america-adds-holdings-texas-city-tx#comments Transloading News Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:11:00 +0000 53381 at http://bulktransporter.com FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for February rises in anticipation of tighter market http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-s-trucking-conditions-index-february-rises-anticipation-tighter-market <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR&rsquo;s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for February took a positive step, moving up about two and half points from January to a reading of 5.11. As detailed in the April issue of the Trucking Update, FTR expects the index to approach a double digit positive reading by year end due to the combination of freight growth and still-planned regulatory headwinds in 2017.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-s-trucking-conditions-index-february-rises-anticipation-tighter-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-s-trucking-conditions-index-february-rises-anticipation-tighter-market#comments Trends News Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:06:00 +0000 53331 at http://bulktransporter.com ATA calls for more infrastructure investment http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-calls-more-infrastructure-investment <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Executives from American Trucking Associations&rsquo; member companies FedEx Freight and Werner Enterprises, recently told Congress about the trucking industry&rsquo;s urgent need for greater investment in our highway system.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-calls-more-infrastructure-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-calls-more-infrastructure-investment#comments Trends News Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:03:00 +0000 53321 at http://bulktransporter.com ILTA hosting Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems Workshop for terminal industry professionals http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/ilta-hosting-continuous-emissions-monitoring-systems-workshop-terminal-industry-profess <div class="node-body article-body"><p>On April 25, Eric Wiley of Trinity Consultants will conduct a half-day workshop, Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems--Industry Standards and Best Practices for Compliance. The training will take place at the Astor Crowne Plaza hotel in New Orleans LA. &nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/ilta-hosting-continuous-emissions-monitoring-systems-workshop-terminal-industry-profess" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/ilta-hosting-continuous-emissions-monitoring-systems-workshop-terminal-industry-profess#comments Transloading News Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:48:00 +0000 53281 at http://bulktransporter.com Blackmer S Series screw pumps offer advantages for bitumen transfer http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/blackmer-s-series-screw-pumps-offer-advantages-bitumen-transfer <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Blackmer, part of PSG, a Dover company and a global leader in positive displacement, regenerative turbine and centrifugal pump, and reciprocating compressor technologies, announced that its S Series Twin Screw pumps provide numerous design and efficiency advantages that are ideal for transferring bitumen from tankers to distant tank storage facilities.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/blackmer-s-series-screw-pumps-offer-advantages-bitumen-transfer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/blackmer-s-series-screw-pumps-offer-advantages-bitumen-transfer#comments Transloading News Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:52:00 +0000 53251 at http://bulktransporter.com Groendyke Transport, GLS Transport garner top awards in NTTC’s Outstanding Safety Performance program http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/groendyke-transport-gls-transport-garner-top-awards-nttc-s-outstanding-safety-performanc <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Groendyke Transport Inc, Enid OK, and GLS Transport, Bedford Park IL, earned the coveted trophies in National Tank Truck Carriers&rsquo; Outstanding Safety Performance Awards program for safety achievements in 2016. The trophies will be presented during NTTC&rsquo;s Annual Conference &amp; Exhibits to be held at the Fairmont Chicago in Chicago IL April 30 to May 2.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/groendyke-transport-gls-transport-garner-top-awards-nttc-s-outstanding-safety-performanc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/groendyke-transport-gls-transport-garner-top-awards-nttc-s-outstanding-safety-performanc#comments Tank Fleets Hazmat/Safety News Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:47:00 +0000 53241 at http://bulktransporter.com Oiltanking buys site in Texas City TX for deep water docks, tank terminal http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/oiltanking-buys-site-texas-city-tx-deep-water-docks-tank-terminal <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Oiltanking North America LLC has acquired approximately 220 acres (89 hectares) of waterfront and industrial land in Texas City TX. This transaction will provide the necessary area to develop Oiltanking&rsquo;s Texas Independent Deepwater Expansion (&ldquo;TIDE&rdquo;) terminal.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/oiltanking-buys-site-texas-city-tx-deep-water-docks-tank-terminal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/oiltanking-buys-site-texas-city-tx-deep-water-docks-tank-terminal#comments Transloading News Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:30:00 +0000 53211 at http://bulktransporter.com Blackmer releases new GNX, GNXH Series pumps http://bulktransporter.com/cargo-tankstrailers/blackmer-releases-new-gnx-gnxh-series-pumps <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Blackmer, part of PSG, a Dover company and a global leader in positive displacement, regenerative turbine and centrifugal pump, and reciprocating compressor technologies, has launched its new GNX and GNXH Series sliding vane pumps. The market&rsquo;s only alignment free reduced speed positive displacement pumps, Blackmer GNX and GNXH Series pumps are designed to handle a wide range of non-corrosive, non-abrasive industrial liquids and petroleum products.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/cargo-tankstrailers/blackmer-releases-new-gnx-gnxh-series-pumps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/cargo-tankstrailers/blackmer-releases-new-gnx-gnxh-series-pumps#comments Cargo Tanks/Trailers Transloading News Wed, 05 Apr 2017 15:22:00 +0000 53191 at http://bulktransporter.com Driver churn at large, small fleets falls by double digits in Q4 2016 http://bulktransporter.com/trends/driver-churn-large-small-fleets-falls-double-digits-q4-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The American Trucking Associations said the driver turnover at large truckload fleets sunk 10 percentage points to an annualized rate of 71%, the lowest point in six years. The rate at smaller fleets tumbled 16 points to its lowest level in five years.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/driver-churn-large-small-fleets-falls-double-digits-q4-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/driver-churn-large-small-fleets-falls-double-digits-q4-2016#comments Trends News Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:22:00 +0000 53181 at http://bulktransporter.com