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RWI Transportation LLC
TUCSON, Ariz. — The Women In Trucking (WIT) association Thursday announced the creation of the "Distinguished Woman in Logistics" award, sponsored by transportation software provider TMW Systems.

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New York — United States Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says if the nation's troubled transportation system, which is currently "teetering on the edge of insolvency," isn't fixed quickly, 700,000 people could soon be out of work.

Speaking at the national convention of Al Sharpton's National Action Network in New York City Thursday, Foxx highlighted how important a good and sustainable transportation infrastructure is to economic growth and access, before pointing to the dilemma.

Visit http://www.christianpost.com/news/700k-american-workers-might-lose-jobs-if-nearly-broke-transportation-system-isnt-fixed-says-secretary-anthony-foxx-117768/ to view the full article online.

By now, you’re well aware of President Obama’s announcement that he will direct the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation to set the next — i.e., the post-2018 — round of medium- and heavy-truck fuel economy and emissions standards. The first round of standards was finalized in September 2011, and trucks meeting those standards are just now going into production. I’m writing this to examine the impact of the 2002-2014 standards on selling prices and provide a look at how the used-truck market could perform after 2014.

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Hub Group (NASDAQ:HUBG) had its price objective hoisted by Robert W. Baird from $45.00 to $48.00 in a report released on Wednesday, AnalystRatingsNetwork reports

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Tranzact Technologies
It's been a busy spring in the world of logistics. Some very significant events are afoot, which could have profound effects on the way businesses operate in the not-very-distant future.

Many of those are deliberate efforts by businesses to revamp the way they deliver products to customers. Others are thrust upon logistics managers.

Visit http://www.dcvelocity.com/articles/20140410-winds-of-change-in-logistics/ to view the full article online.

Drivers hoping that a diesel engine will save them some money have been sorely disappointed lately, especially truck drivers.

The price of diesel is far outpacing the cost of regular gasoline.

"Put it this way, to fill up my truck you're looking at over $1,000," says independent trucker Lee Ingratta.

Visit http://barrie.ctvnews.ca/cost-of-diesel-outpacing-regular-gasoline-1.1767242 to view the full article online.

Nordic Cold Storage, which opened the first phase of its state-of-the-art storage and blast facility in Pooler last year, announced Tuesday the beginning of Phase Two, which will double capacity and add 135 new jobs to the 135 now in place.

Work is already under way, with completion expected in the first quarter of 2015, said Ross Maple, director of business strategy for Atlanta-based Nordic, the second largest cold-storage operator in the Southeast and the eighth largest in North America.

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Addressing the various challenges and complex conversations that are part of the trucking industry's changing landscape, C.H. Robinson has launched The Road, a blog that features topics, trends and issues that impact daily life in the transportation industry.

As the largest provider of truckload services in the world, and with more than 100 years of logistics experience and expertise, C.H. Robinson has access to an immense freight network of more than 63,000 transportation providers, including contract motor carriers, railroads, air freight and ocean carriers.

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C.R. England
If there was an unspoken theme to this year's Mid-America Trucking Show, it was probably the focus on integrated drivetrains. And Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, had some interesting things to say about automated transmissions in general.

The seemingly popular SmartAdvantage integrated powertrain announced last year by Cummins and Eaton joins an ISX15 engine with the Fuller Advantage automated 10-speed transmission, and now there's a variant in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks that mates that gearbox with the Paccar MX-13 engine. Peterbilt calls it the Apex, offering it in the aerodynamic Model 579 tractor, while Kenworth seems not to have coined a name.

Visit http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/fuel-smarts/article/story/2014/04/mats-focus-integrated-drivetrains-and-automated-transmissions.aspx to view the full article online.

Class 8 new truck sales soared 17.9 percent in March, with total sales of 16,452 compared with 13,949 for February, according to data provided by Ward’s Automotive.

The Volvo and Mack nameplates scored the largest increase.

Visit http://www.thetrucker.com/News/Stories/2014/4/10/Class8trucksalessoar179percentinMarch.aspx to view the full article online.

Two new compressed natural gas stations are on the way in Ohio, including one that will open in Columbus this week.

FST Logistics Inc. of Columbus will open its first CNG station Thursday and is converting its 75-vehicle fleet from diesel to natural gas.

Visit http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2014/04/07/fst-logistics-gain-clean-fuel-opening-cng-station.html to view the full article online.

United States Cold Storage, Inc.
Since launching in D.C. last November, Ridescout – the company helping you find the best transit options to get around D.C. as cheaply and quickly as possible – has positioned itself as a leading transportation platform in the metro area. And in less than six month's time, the startup is already ready to take the all-encompassing app to the West Coast to try the waters in San Francisco.

Visit http://inthecapital.streetwise.co/2014/04/11/ridescout-expands-to-disrupt-west-coast-transportation/ to view the full article online.

The board of directors for trucking and logistics provider USA Truck has unanimously voted to terminate the company's stockholders' rights plan, effective April 11.

The plan, also know as a "poison pill," was adopted in November 2012 by the Arkansas-based company’s board to ward off any unsolicited takeover attempts as the company began implementing a turnaround program following financial problems and a drop in its stock price.

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Daimler has updated its US market Mercedes/Freightliner Sprinter to better compete in the commercial van segment.

The Detroit Free Press said the third-generation 2014 Sprinter is shipped from Germany in kit form for assembly at the Freightliner facility in Charleston, South Carolina.

Bernhard Glaser, managing director of commercial vans for Mercedes-Benz USA, said: "A major change is happening. Core competitors are updating their fleets to Euro-style vans."

The new Sprinter, with additional features and styling updates, would probably achieve record sales in 2014, according to Glaser.

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