Features http://bulktransporter.com/taxonomy/term/7349/more en Mack makes mDRIVE standard on Pinnacle http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/mack-makes-mdrive-standard-pinnacle <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Mack mDRIVE automated manual transmission (AMT) is now standard on the Mack Pinnacle highway model, offering increased fuel efficiency, productivity, and safety. More than 50% of Pinnacle models sold now are equipped with the transmission.</p> <p>Stephen Roy, president of Mack Trucks North American sales and marketing, made the announcement during the 2014 American Trucking Associations Management Conference &amp; Exhibition in San Diego CA recently.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/mack-makes-mdrive-standard-pinnacle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/mack-makes-mdrive-standard-pinnacle#comments Features Trucks News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:59:00 +0000 32051 at http://bulktransporter.com API wants 7 years to bring tankcars into compliance with PHMSA proposed requirements http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/api-wants-7-years-bring-tankcars-compliance-phmsa-proposed-requirements <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Federal officials need to take a reasonable approach regarding rail shipments of crude oil, according to Jack Gerard, American Petroleum Institute president and chief executive officer. Federal officials should focus on areas good science and data indicate would yield the greatest safety improvements.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/api-wants-7-years-bring-tankcars-compliance-phmsa-proposed-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/api-wants-7-years-bring-tankcars-compliance-phmsa-proposed-requirements#comments Transloading Features Regulations Hazmat/Safety News Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:00:00 +0000 31581 at http://bulktransporter.com NACD expresses concerns about proposed tankcar rulemaking http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/nacd-expresses-concerns-about-proposed-tankcar-rulemaking <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) stated in comments submitted to the US Department of Transportation that a proposed rule mandating tankcar design changes would significantly impact rail service and would shift hazardous materials transportation away from rail and onto the highways.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/nacd-expresses-concerns-about-proposed-tankcar-rulemaking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/nacd-expresses-concerns-about-proposed-tankcar-rulemaking#comments Transloading Features Regulations Hazmat/Safety News Thu, 02 Oct 2014 18:35:00 +0000 31521 at http://bulktransporter.com Greenbrier urges PHMSA to adopt tankcar final rule as soon as possible http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/greenbrier-urges-phmsa-adopt-tankcar-final-rule-soon-possible <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Greenbrier Companies Inc filed comments to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) in which it urged the agency to move quickly on a final rule. The full text of Greenbrier&#39;s comments is available at gbrx.com.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/greenbrier-urges-phmsa-adopt-tankcar-final-rule-soon-possible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/regulations/greenbrier-urges-phmsa-adopt-tankcar-final-rule-soon-possible#comments Cargo Tanks/Trailers Transloading Features Regulations Hazmat/Safety News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:35:00 +0000 31461 at http://bulktransporter.com Westport adds enhanced spark-ignited NG system for medium-duty applications http://bulktransporter.com/green-trends/westport-adds-enhanced-spark-ignited-ng-system-medium-duty-applications <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Westport Innovations Inc unveiled its newest proprietary technology, the first generation of enhanced spark-ignited (ESI) natural gas system. Westport&#39;s new revolutionary approach to natural gas combustion technology is designed to provide vehicle and engine original manufacturers (OEMs) with a &quot;downsized&quot; natural gas solution that is cost competitive while providing similar levels of power, torque, and fuel economy to a larger diesel engine.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/green-trends/westport-adds-enhanced-spark-ignited-ng-system-medium-duty-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/green-trends/westport-adds-enhanced-spark-ignited-ng-system-medium-duty-applications#comments Features Trucks Green Trends Technology News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:27:00 +0000 31431 at http://bulktransporter.com CSB safety resources address hazards of cutting, welding near storage tanks http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/csb-safety-resources-address-hazards-cutting-welding-near-storage-tanks <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) recently called attention to the hot work safety resources available free of charge through the agency&rsquo;s website at <a href="http://www.csb.gov" title="www.csb.gov">www.csb.gov</a>. The Board previously released safety videos, a safety bulletin, and accident investigations all warning of the hazards of welding, cutting, grinding, and other hot work activities in and around storage tanks containing flammable materials.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/csb-safety-resources-address-hazards-cutting-welding-near-storage-tanks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/csb-safety-resources-address-hazards-cutting-welding-near-storage-tanks#comments Cargo Tanks/Trailers Transloading Features Hazmat/Safety News Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:12:00 +0000 30261 at http://bulktransporter.com Freightliner adds vocational truck options http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/freightliner-adds-vocational-truck-options <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Freightliner Trucks has introduced several new options for its medium-duty (M2) and severe-duty (SD) truck models.</p> <p>The new options include:</p> <p>&bull;Hood-mounted mirrors for the 108SD and 114SD&mdash;Ideal for plow applications, the new bell-shaped, hood-mounted mirrors are available heated or non-heated, and feature a tripod-style mirror base.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/freightliner-adds-vocational-truck-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/freightliner-adds-vocational-truck-options#comments Features Trucks News Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:25:00 +0000 30091 at http://bulktransporter.com NTTC 2013 Competitive Safety Contest http://bulktransporter.com/features/nttc-2013-competitive-safety-contest <div class="node-body article-body">Award winners</div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/features/nttc-2013-competitive-safety-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/features/nttc-2013-competitive-safety-contest#comments Features Hazmat/Safety Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:42:00 +0000 30501 at http://bulktransporter.com Photos: ILTA annual International Operating Conference http://bulktransporter.com/features/photos-ilta-annual-international-operating-conference <div class="node-body gallery-body">ILTA annual International Operating Conference</div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/features/photos-ilta-annual-international-operating-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/features/photos-ilta-annual-international-operating-conference#comments Transloading Features Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:09:00 +0000 30481 at http://bulktransporter.com Photos: NTTC Safety Conference 2014 http://bulktransporter.com/features/photos-nttc-safety-conference-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body">NTTC Safety Conference 2014</div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/features/photos-nttc-safety-conference-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/features/photos-nttc-safety-conference-2014#comments Features Hazmat/Safety Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:01:00 +0000 30471 at http://bulktransporter.com