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RWI Transportation LLC
The military announced a plan to eradicate all trucking activities by the end of 2013. This will reduce military budgets by approximately $12 billion per year and sideline 154,000 truck drivers who primarily move supplies for the US government. During the announcement the governments Joint Logistics Office announced that the military had been working on alternative modes of transportation with both private and governmental logistics groups over the past several years.

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Mack and Volvo will be working will Shell to coordinate efforts and support activities that encourage the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel for commercial vehicles, the companies announced.

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John R. Pendel has joined Knichel Logistics as their new vice president of Over-the-Road Services. John has 33 years in the Supply Chain field. His extensive background was with Del Monte Foods, Paragon/Monteverde and Heinz North America, where he held various tactical and strategic positions. John's initial focus is streamlining the operations team and building a structured carrier base to support Knichel's strategic plan of growth. 

Knichel Logistics is a fully staffed, federally licensed third party logistics provider located just north of Pittsburgh, PA. It specializes in a wide variety of transportation services, including intermodal, dry and temperature control over the road services, less than truckload, international and specialty equipment. Knichel Logistics' goal is to be the best in the industry, and it has what it takes to stand apart.

Tranzact Technologies
COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Despite declining from January levels, February commercial orders were strong enough to maintain industry backlogs, according to the latest report from ACT Research. "Caution, but not retrenchment, seemed to be the watchword for the trailer industry in February, as the month started softly and then picked up momentum," ACT officials said in a release. "Total new orders for trailers were just under 20,000 units, down 8% month over month, while net orders of 18,160 were down 11%," said Frank Maly, director of commercial vehicle transportation with ACT Research. "Cancellations for most trailer categories continued to be benign." The industry ended February with a 6% increase in inventory. 
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Senate voted 27-20 to approve the state's first gas tax increase in more than 20 years, sending the measure to Gov. Martin O'Malley, who pushed the proposal earlier this month to raise badly needed revenue for transportation projects.

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The trucks on the market today are better than they’ve ever been before, and their engines also are remarkably efficient – when they’re up and running, that is. Excessive downtime has become the elephant in the room that OEMs and service providers will need to take a more proactive approach in addressing.

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Weber Logistics
The decision to make an area east of Chicago the domicile for the Velocities Multi-Vendor Consolidation (MVC) program has been validated again, as Hanson Logistics announced the Phase 3 expansion of its temperature-controlled Chicago Consolidation Center in Hobart IN.

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Ohio -- Gov. John Kasich hinted that Opportunity Corridor, the proposed link from Interstate 490 to University Circle through Cleveland's East side, could be among projects to get new funding via toll hikes at the Ohio Turnpike.

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Since D&C Freight Trucking Logistics LLC decided to seek out help from U.S. Federal Contractor Registration they have become registered in System for Award Management (SAM), been provided nationwide marketing, had a seven page government formatted, a website constructed and received bid notifications on available government contracts around the country. Thanks to U.S. Federal Contractor Registration and their team of government contracting experts, in just three short months D&C Logistics LLC has already been awarded a hefty five-year government contract.

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United States Cold Storage, Inc.
Trade using surface transportation modes between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico increased by 6.2% in 2012 compared to 2011, valued at $960 billion in 2012, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The $960 billion in surface mode trade was the highest annual amount since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect in 1994.

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Sandi Soendker, editor-in-chief of Land Line Magazine, the official publication of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, has been named the 2013 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Truck Writers of North America.

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A man was stopped by a game warden recently in northern Michigan with two buckets of fish leaving a lake well known for its fishing. The game warden asked the man, "Do you have a license to catch those fish?" The man replied to the game warden, "No, sir. These are my pet fish." 
"Pet fish?!" the warden replied.
"Yes, sir. Every night I take these here fish down to the lake and let them swim around for a while. I whistle and they jump back into their buckets, and I take 'em home."
"That's a bunch of hooey! Fish can't do that!"
The man looked at the game warden for a moment, and then said, "Here, I'll show you. It really works."
"O.K. I've GOT to see this!"
The game warden was curious now. The man poured the fish into the lake and stood and waited. After several minutes, the game warden turned to the man and said "Well?"
"Well, what?" the man responded.
"When are you going to call them back?" the game warden prompted.
"Call who back?" the man asked.
"The FISH."
"What fish?" the man asked.