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10/22/14
The Find Revenue Everywhere Else Ecosystem

In grade school and high school I learned about ecological systems such as a pond or a forest.  I learned how it is important to let each part of the system do its job and how interfering with a part of it can unravel everything.  I guess that is too much "yesteryear" at this point.  

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10/21/14
Intrinsic Motivation

Instructors who use intrinsic motivational strategy tap into the learner’s idea of “self” and teach the learner what an idea of success looks like. The idea of winning is something that is crafted by trainer and trainee and a pathway to understanding is forged by both parties working as a team. In his book, “The Great Game of Business” Jack Stack talks about creating games which encourage employees to beat goals based on numbers and to find their place in the organization and how they fit into the bottom line.

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10/21/14
Mexico moves closer to cross-border customs alignment

A U.S.-Mexico agreement to work more closely on cross-border customs security may mark a milestone toward establishing an integrated North American customs-enforcement program-- which could greatly expedite freight movements over the U.S-Canada and U.S.-Mexico borders.

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10/21/14
Positive freight factors remain in play

While many challenges remain ahead for TL and LTL carriers alike – with the growing driver shortage perhaps the biggest worry – plenty of positive factors should continue to fuel strong freight volumes throughout the rest of 2014.

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10/21/14
Ryder opens maintenance and rental facility in North Carolina

Ryder System has opened a new maintenance and rental facility in Charlotte, NC. It is Ryder’s third operating location in the area. 

The facility, located at 201 Forsyth Hall, provides state-of-the-art maintenance and rental services for commercial fleets. It features four drive-through maintenance repair bays, one wash bay, and a full service fuel island. 

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10/21/14
Trailer orders jump in September

Net trailer orders for September jumped 32% over August and sit a robust 80% year-over-year, according to the latest data from FTR.

The firm reported September orders at 32,111 units with particular strength in dry vans. FTR said the increase was due to the “tremendous strength of the current trailer market and the booking of orders into 2015.”

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10/21/14
Judy R. McReynolds named ATRI chairman

Judy R. McReynolds has been named chairman of the board of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). McReynolds is president and CEO of ArcBest Corp.

She succeeds Steve Williams, chairman and CEO of Maverick Transportation, who recently completed his term as chairman. 

McReynolds was first appointed to the ATRI board of directors in June 2010. The board is comprised of 15 trucking industry presidents and CEOs. 

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10/21/14
America’s Road Team finalists selected

Thirty-two professional truck drivers have been chosen finalists for the 2015-2016 America’s Road Team Captains, said the American Trucking Assns. (ATA).

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10/21/14
Peterbilt offers new clear frame rail package for Model 220

Peterbilt Motors Co. has added a new clear frame rail package for its Model 220 that adds an additional 10 in. of additional frame rail space compared to a previous version.

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10/21/14
October 21, 2014: Road-salt transport lacking; carrier sues motorist for crash; trucking firm turns freight broker to survive.

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

Transporting much-need roadway de-icing salt to many U.S. cities ahead of winter is proving difficult due to a lack of trucks, notes the St. Cloud Times.

Content Classification:  Curated

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