* Alaska - A. West Express awarded for safety
(Video from YouTube, by LyndenInc - Feb 2, 2012: Alaska West Express provides truckload transportation throughout the United States and Canada, specializing in your shipment to and from Alaska, where we are the leader in transporting liquid- and dry-bulk products, hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals and petroleum products. With terminals in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska, as well as Tacoma, Washington, our fleet can handle all of your shipping needs)
Anchorage,AK,USA -Today´s Trucking -May 22, 2014: -- Alaska West Express won the Alaska Safe Truck Fleet of the Year Award from the Alaska Trucking Association (ATA) at its annual awards banquet this spring.
Alaska West Express provides truckload transport of liquid- and dry-bulk products throughout the U.S. and Canada and specializes in trucking to Alaska with terminals in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Tacoma...
* Iowa - Class 8 trucking company begins dual-fuel natural gas deployment in up front
(Photo: Freightliner Cascadia 113 CNG Daycab)
Dubuque,IOW,USA NGT News -May 21, 2014: -- Foodliner, a heavy-duty carrier serving the bulk-food industry, has deployed its first five dual-fuel natural gas Freightliner Cascadia trucks in partnership with Diesel 2 Gas Inc. (D2G), Fitzgerald Glider Kits and Agility Fuel Systems... The sleeper-cab trucks can run on up to 60% compressed natural gas (CNG) and 40% diesel with the D2G DualFlex+ system, the company says. Other equipment on the vehicles includes CNG tanks from Agility paired with Detroit Diesel Series 60 engines rated at 500 hp. The five Cascadias are also equipped with D2G's integrated electronic cruise control... D2G says the 60% gas substitution will result in "one of the lowest-fuel-cost trucks in America while maintaining all of the original diesel performance." The DualFlex+ system defaults to 100% diesel in the absence of CNG, the company notes...
* Illinois - Stateline trucking companies in need of drivers
Rockford,ILL,USA -My State Lines, by Phillip Reed -22 May 2014: -- Rockford- Trucks are parked at R.L Leek’s parking lot with nobody to drive them because the company says they are short-staffed. The owner, Ron Leek, says, “What we are not able to do is take on new business, [of] which there is an abundance of business right now because of the shortage [of drivers]” ... The shortage of truck drivers is happening all across the country. Leek says the baby boomers are retiring and young people don’t want to drive trucks, or deal with the job’s tough schedule... His company will be at Spirit CDL’s transportation job fair on June 18th looking to hire workers...
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