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11/21/14
Armstrong: 3PL growth in U.S. to climb yet higher

Given his recently revised estimates of market activity, consultant Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates, now expects 3PL  growth in the U.S. from 2013-2016 to accelerate beyond the pace it achieved from 2010-2013. He offered that assessment yesterday during a Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. conference call.

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11/21/14
Fuel Efficiency and the Driver Shortage

Go to any trucking industry event and you are bound to hear about the driver shortage. There’s no escaping the fact that a lack of drivers is one of the top concerns of fleet owners and managers.

According to the American Trucking Associations, we are short about 35,000 drivers today, and that number could grow to 240,000 by 2020.

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11/21/14
Aperia, Velociti announce partnership

Velociti, a provider of technology deployment services, and Aperia Technologies, makers of the Halo Tire Inflator, have announced a partnership that will make Velociti’s project management and deployment services available to Aperia customers for the installation of Halo.

Halo is a self-powered, bolt-on tire inflation technology.

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11/21/14
Central Hudson Gas & Electric to implement Chevin Fleet Solutions software

Central Hudson Gas & Electric will implement web-based fleet management software from Chevin Fleet Solutions. The electric and gas utility provider for the Hudson Valley area of New York will use Chevin’s FleetWave system to manage its fleet of more than 900 pieces of equipment across its operating regions and offices.

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11/21/14
Trillium CNG opens station in Louisiana

Trillium CNG has opened a public access compressed natural gas fueling station in Monroe, LA. The station, which is capable of servicing Class 8 tractor-trailers, is located at the E-Z Mart Convenience Store and Truck Stop at 338 Highway 594 in Monroe, just off Interstate 20.

The CNG station is solely owned and operated by Trillium CNG and is part of an agreement with E-Z Mart Stores, Inc. It will serve as the primary CNG fueling station for Paper Transport, Inc.

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11/21/14
Ken-Tool develops metric valve breaker

Ken-Tool, which provides tire service tools, has developed a new metric valve breaker. The T38B tool is designed to remove valve stems quickly from smaller 10mm valve stem holes which are common on heavy-duty aluminum and alloy wheels.

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11/21/14
Trailer, truck orders continue record runs

October orders for both trailers and trucks are at all-time highs, according to recent reports.

FTR said that October U.S. trailer net orders hit an all-time record high of 46,267 units, breaking the old record by 9%. At the same time, ACT Research said that Class 8 truck net orders were 45,978 units in October, up 76% year over year and the second best month in the history of the industry.

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11/21/14
Through the regulatory looking glass

Even as the wrangling begins over President Obama’s executive order altering U.S.

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11/21/14
November 21, 2014: Teamsters see mixed FedEx Freight unionization results; Drayage port driver strike ends; CNG snow plows hit the road.

Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation this morning:

Content Classification:  Curated

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11/20/14
Snowbound: Roads closed across western New York

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