March 10, 2014
RWI Transportation LLC
The Conference started off with the annual golf tournament followed by an outstanding lunch on Sunday afternoon and more golf to follow.
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In a trucking industry beleaguered by a poor economy, high fuel prices and increasing regulation, many small fleets have struggled.

Indianapolis-based Celadon has fueled its growth by acquiring seven trucking companies in the past two years.

"We are trying to put ourselves in a position where, when demand picks up and the economy picks up, we'll be the service provider of choice for a lot of shippers," said President and CEO Paul Will.
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In February Walmart unveiled what its dubbed the WAVE (Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience) concept truck as part of a broader push to incorporate sustainability into the megastore’s operations. According to the company statement, the truck will be 20 percent more aerodynamic than the current fleet and will use a "micro-turbine hybrid powertrain" than can run on diesel, natural gas, biodiesel and "probably other fuels still to be developed."
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Tranzact Technologies
Matson, Inc. ("Matson" or the "Company") (NYSE: MATX), a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, announced today that Kevin O'Rourke, senior vice president and chief legal officer, is retiring after 21 years with Matson. O'Rourke will be succeeded by Peter Heilmann, who has been promoted to senior vice president and chief legal officer
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that it will publish the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Proposed Rule after hosting a series of public meetings. This proposed rule will be the seventh and final rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and would establish criteria for the sanitary transportation of human and animal food.
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At a national trade show, a Cheektowaga delivery company is displaying its propane powered FedEx delivery truck, the first such vehicle that’s contractor owned in the U.S.

The truck, owned by Jon Chase, CEO of Chase Delivery, was unveiled Thursday by Roush CleanTech at the NETA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
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C.R. England
The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded 13 projects nearly $17.4 million during its February meeting in Cheyenne. Two projects will be funded through increased fuel tax revenue.
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Payrolls in the trucking industry did not change in February from January while the overall economy added jobs and the unemployment rate rose, the Labor Department said March 7.
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Allison Transmission says it has developed a new fuel-efficiency package that can improve fuel mileage by 20%.

The FuelSense package will initially be offered in the Freightliner M2 106 medium-duty truck. The system automatically adapts shift schedules and torque based on load, grade and duty-cycle, according to the company.
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United States Cold Storage, Inc.
One trucking company will replace another after an ownership change for a West Sacramento industrial building, but more will change than just names on the sides of the cab.

Jim Walker of Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate said the new owners of the 44,000-square-foot building, Rapid Logistics, operate 100 refrigerated produce trucks that haul fruits and vegetables all over the country, a few more than the two trucks the previous tenant uses.
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When Chuck Ceccacci pulled into an Indianapolis parking lot in his Freightliner Cascadia last year, he encountered an unusual reception for a trucker.

A woman covered her mouth in astonishment and rushed toward him, crying.

But she wasn’t a typical bystander — and Ceccacci’s truck was far from ordinary.
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Oscar Mayer has come up with a way to tease iPhone users in the worst possible way: By waking up with the smell of bacon in the air. The strange little device is called Wake Up And Smell The Bacon, and once paired with an iPhone and the companion app, it can be set like an alarm to wake you up with the sound of sizzling bacon and a few puffs of pork-scented perfume.
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