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Southeast Diesel Collaborative Leadership Award Winners Announced
9/19/2014 10:35:35 AM
This week at the Southeast Diesel Collaborative (SEDC) 9th Annual Partners Meeting in Atlanta, GA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 Regional Administrator Heather McTeer Toney and Office of the EPA Administrator Acting Senior Advisor on Environmental Justice Mustafa Ali, on behalf of the SEDC, presented the SEDC Leadership Awards to the 2013 winners. The …
BMW Opens its Newest Vehicle Distribution Center at the Port of Baltimore
BMW Opens its Newest Vehicle Distribution Center at the Port of Baltimore
9/19/2014 9:03:33 AM
Today, BMW Group celebrated the official opening of its newest Vehicle Distribution Center at the Port of Baltimore. The facility will serve 96 dealers within the Central and Eastern regions of BMW’s dealer network. Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, and Craig Westbrook, Vice President – Aftersales, BMW of North America, were in attendance and spoke at …
SCAP to join Sapa at InnoTrans 2014
SCAP to join Sapa at InnoTrans 2014
9/19/2014 8:51:09 AM
InnoTrans 2014 will be held from September 23-26. It will be the first time that the SCAP joint venture shows its products at InnoTrans, an exhibition which takes place every second year. SCAP is owned 50/50 by Sapa and Chinalco. SCAP will display some of its new products, including an innovative side-wall panel used for freight cars loading coal. It is the first time, …
Autonomous driving through Silicon Valley: Mercedes-Benz receives licence from the US federal state of California
Autonomous driving through Silicon Valley: Mercedes-Benz receives licence from the US federal state of California
9/18/2014 12:54:06 PM
On 16 September 2014 the US federal state of California introduced a legal requirement for an official licence for testing vehicles in autonomous driving mode on public roads. On "Senate Bill No. 1298" taking effect, Mercedes-Benz received a corresponding licence permitting it to test vehicles in autonomous driving mode in daily traffic on California’s roads. For …
Mitsubishi Electric’s S-EIV Saves on Power for Tokyo Metro
Mitsubishi Electric’s S-EIV Saves on Power for Tokyo Metro
9/18/2014 10:50:28 AM
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that its Station Energy Saving Inverter (S-EIV®), which has been in operation at Tokyo Metro’s Myoden Station since June 2014, has contributed a daily power savings of approximately 600kWh, or enough to power about 60 households. The electricity produced by regenerative brakes supplies power to other trains …
GM to Add Third Shift, 750 Jobs at Wentzville Assembly
9/18/2014 9:46:32 AM
General Motors will add a third shift at its Wentzville Assembly plant, creating an estimated 750 new jobs, to build the all-new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups and Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans. Dealers have ordered nearly 30,000 Colorados, which is very high for early orders. With the midsize trucks, Chevrolet and GMC offer the broadest …
ITT’s Veam brand and Danish Railway DSB complete connector upgrade to keep railcars running into the next decade
9/17/2014 6:38:36 PM
ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) and its Veam and Cannon brands are announcing the completion of a connector upgrade project with Danish Railways (DSB) at 2014 InnoTrans.  ITT Veam and ITT Cannon blue-generation FRCIR series and CA Bayonet connectors made it possible to maintain the well-established reliability of DSB railcars, helping ensure safe transportation across Denmark. …
Total Quality Logistics to open facility in Lowell, Arkansas, north of Fayetteville
9/17/2014 3:19:20 PM
Total Quality Logistics (TQL), one of the largest freight brokerage firms in the nation, today announced it is opening a facility in Lowell, Arkansas, 20 miles north of the city of Fayetteville and 7 miles south of Rogers. The company plans to invest a quarter of a million dollars and create up to 50 new jobs. Hiring, mostly for sales positions, will begin …
Canada Post marks 100th anniversary of the Royal Montreal Regiment with commemorative envelope
Canada Post marks 100th anniversary of the Royal Montreal Regiment with commemorative envelope
9/17/2014 3:09:39 PM
Today, Canada Post is unveiling a new commemorative envelope to celebrate the 100 years of service of the Royal Montreal Regiment (RMR). The envelope, available in select post offices and online, illustrates soldiers charging forward during a training exercise in England in 1915. The Royal Montreal Regiment is a Primary Reserve Infantry regiment of the Canadian Army, part of …
FedEx Corp. Earnings Surge in the First Quarter
9/17/2014 11:22:04 AM
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) today reported earnings of $2.10 per diluted share for the first quarter ended August 31, up 37% from last year’s $1.53 per share. “FedEx Corp. is off to an outstanding start in fiscal 2015, thanks to very strong performance at FedEx Ground, solid volume and revenue increases at FedEx Freight and healthy growth in U.S. domestic volume at FedEx Express,” …
Dacia Lodgy Stepway and Dokker Stepway at Paris Motorshow
9/17/2014 9:36:21 AM
Dacia is extending the Stepway offering already available on Sandero to include Lodgy and Dokker. Lodgy Stepway[1] and Dokker Stepway, go-anywhere versions of the minivan and leisure activity vehicle The new Stepway versions of Lodgy and Dokker boast a muscular look and powerful personality inspired by crossover vehicles. The two new versions feature special design …
UPS Begins Hiring for 2014 Holiday Season
9/16/2014 9:26:47 AM
UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced that it expects to hire between 90,000 - 95,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated holiday surge in package deliveries that will begin in October and continue through January 2015. The company is gearing up for increased holiday delivery volume in 2014 as it prepares to play a pivotal role in helping retailers take advantage of the holiday …
Speed limits raised for HGV’s – which side of the road are you on?
Speed limits raised for HGV’s – which side of the road are you on?
9/16/2014 4:35:49 AM
The government has raised the speed limit for lorries travelling on a single carriageway road to 50 mph – a move that has divided opinion from prominent campaigners on both sides. Transport Minister Claire Perry hopes the new initiative will reduce congestion as well as dangerous overtaking. Heavy goods vehicles are currently stuck at a 40mph speed limit on single …
Vale and Cosco sign cooperation agreement on VLOCs
9/15/2014 4:23:01 PM
Vale and the China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco), the largest dry bulk carrier in China and one of the largest dry bulk shipping operators worldwide, signed today, in Beijing, a framework agreement for strategic cooperation in iron ore shipping. The document was signed by Mr Murilo Ferreira, CEO of Vale, and Mr Ye Weilong, Chairman of Cosco Bulk, and witnessed by Mr Ma Zehua, …
DDC FPO Introduces Freight Rate Auditing for SHIFT Freight
9/15/2014 12:25:58 PM
Fast-growing, outbound Western 11 LTL carrier SHIFT Freight has handed over its freight rate auditing function to trusted partner and leading freight business process specialist DDC FPO. DDC has designed and implemented a customized freight rate auditing solution , enhancing its current suite of offerings already achieving cost containment, labor elasticity and high quality …
Bosch intends to acquire all shares in ZF Lenksysteme
9/15/2014 9:37:22 AM
ZF Lenksysteme: approximately 4.1 billion euros in sales, more than 13,000 associates in eight countries in 2013 Sales of electric steering systems growing Products for more efficient, automated, and connected vehicles Bosch is planning to increase its stake in ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (ZFLS) to 100 percent. On September 15, 2014, Robert Bosch GmbH and ZF Friedrichshafen …
Guangwei Group and Adesso Signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement and Launched the World First Recyclable CFRP Fishing Rod during the 7th National Guangwei Fishing-King Cup Tournament Final
Guangwei Group and Adesso Signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement and Launched the World First Recyclable CFRP Fishing Rod during the 7th National Guangwei Fishing-King Cup Tournament Final
9/14/2014 7:38:16 PM
Weihai, Shangdong, China & Wuxi, Jiangsu, China – September 13, 2014 Guangwei Group (China) and Adesso Advanced Materials (China) today signed a formal strategic partnership agreement in Weihai, Shangdong Province, China and launched the world first recyclable fishing rod made with Adesso’s Recycloset® resin technology. The two parties aim at collaborations on …
Diana Containerships Inc. Announces the Delivery of a Post-Panamax Container Vessel, the m/v YM March
9/12/2014 9:40:30 AM
Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the Company), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it took delivery of the m/v “YM March”, a 2004-built Post-Panamax container vessel of 5,576 TEU capacity that the Company entered into an agreement to purchase on August 7, …
Royal Bahama Cruise Line Offers Free Cruise
9/11/2014 1:36:35 PM
Royal Bahama Cruise Line is offering a free two night cruise for a limited time.  Named Best Bahama Getaway Cruise by Porthole Magazine three times, Royal Bahama has decided to show the world how great they are, and this two night cruise is their way of doing it.   From fine dining, to nightclubs, to areas for the kids, Royal Bahama Cruise Line has something to offer …
Altran presents
Altran presents "eMOC", the modular, smart car of the future
9/11/2014 12:21:09 PM
Altran Spain, a company of the Altran group, has completed the development of eMOC (Electric Modular Car), a modular, smart car designed to meet the new expectations of users in terms of mobility, connectivity and sustainability. The eMOC  is a modular, urban electric vehicle (EV) concept car which can be adapted to meet users’ needs at any given time via external-module …