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Thursday August 17, 2017
Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence higher in August
Thursday August 17, 2017
The  Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation  (the Foundation) releases the August 2017  Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry  (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative ...
Wednesday August 16, 2017
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending August 12, 2017
Wednesday August 16, 2017
 The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending August 12, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 548,790 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.7 percent compared with the same week ...
H&E Equipment Services, Inc. terminates Neff Corporation acquisition
Wednesday August 16, 2017
 H&E Equipment Services, Inc. announced that it has notified Neff Corporation (“Neff”) that it does not intend to submit a revised proposal for the acquisition of Neff, which will permit Neff to terminate ...
Monday August 14, 2017
Alta Equipment Company® acquires YES Equipment & Services, LLC
Monday August 14, 2017
Alta Equipment Company® (Alta) and YES Equipment & Services, LLC (YES), announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Alta acquired the assets of YES in Illinois, resulting in Alta becoming an authorized Yale®  dealer ...
Expansion in U.S. manufacturing technology orders accelerating
Monday August 14, 2017
June manufacturing technology orders climbed 6.5 percent over May, according to a report released by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology . The latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report also shows a year-over-year ...
Friday August 11, 2017
Decisiv and TMW Systems expand relationship for asset maintenance
Friday August 11, 2017
Decisiv, Inc. , provider of a Service Relationship Management (SRM) software platform for commercial vehicle, heavy equipment, and industrial asset service management, announced today in advance of this week’s 2017 in.sight ...
Wednesday August 9, 2017
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending August 5, 2017
Wednesday August 9, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending August 5, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 554,822 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.3 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
Swift Industrial Power adds to Florida footprint
Wednesday August 9, 2017
Swift Industrial Power , headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., has announced the acquisition of the battery/charger division of Tampa, Fla.-based, Flood Power Inc. Swift Industrial Power is one of the nation’s largest independent stored energy solutions ...
Tuesday August 8, 2017
Holland professional drivers head to 2017 National Truck Driving Championships
Tuesday August 8, 2017
Holland announced that professional drivers and safety champions, Herschel Evans, Russ Simpson, "RB" Robert Wolford and Tom Carlson and have won division titles at their state truck driving competitions qualifying them ...
Wednesday August 2, 2017
AAR announces rail traffic for July and week ending July 29, 2017
Wednesday August 2, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 29, 2017, as well as volumes for July 2017. U.S. railroads originated 1,019,239 carloads in July 2017, down 0.6 percent, or 6,079 carloads, from July ...
Camso acquires Omni Industrial Tire
Wednesday August 2, 2017
Camso is growing its Material Handling distribution and tire service footprint in southern Texas through the acquisition of Omni Industrial Tire. Omni Industrial is presently the second largest tire specialist in Texas, with four locations and a well-established ...
2017 IBTTA Foundation scholarships announced
Wednesday August 2, 2017
The  International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) announced the first scholarship recipients in the newly established IBTTA Foundation Scholarship Program. The program provides scholarships to undergraduate students pursuing ...
H&E opens new branch in Durham, NC
Wednesday August 2, 2017
H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announced the opening of its new branch in Durham, NC, joining neighboring branches in Raleigh, Charlotte, Arden and Winston-Salem, for a total of 79 branches nationwide.  The new branch is located at ...
Wednesday July 26, 2017
AAR announces weekly rail traffic ending July 22, 2017
Wednesday July 26, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 22, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 534,152 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.1 percent compared with the same week last ...
ELFA’s Survey of Economic Activity: June 2017 Leasing and Finance Index
Wednesday July 26, 2017
The ELFA Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for June was $9.8 billion, down ...
IBTTA announces 2017 International Toll Excellence award winners
Wednesday July 26, 2017
The 2017  International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association’s (IBTTA) Toll Excellence award winners are revolutionizing mobility for drivers around the globe by implementing cutting-edge solutions to 21st century transportation challenges.  ...
Tuesday July 25, 2017
Kardex Remstar purchases Alternative Handling Technologies Services Group
Tuesday July 25, 2017
Kardex Remstar is pleased to announce the recent purchase of the Services Operations of Alternative Handling Technologies (AHT Services Group, LLC) from Mr. Bob Hutson. As a Kardex Remstar Company, AHT Services Group will continue to operate under ...
Friday July 21, 2017
Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence in July steady
Friday July 21, 2017
The  Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation  (the Foundation) releases the July 2017  Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry  (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative ...
Wednesday July 19, 2017
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending July 15, 2017
Wednesday July 19, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 15, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 540,005 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.8 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
Tuesday July 18, 2017
Prince Lift buys new and refreshed Skyjack units
Tuesday July 18, 2017
Linamar Corporation’s (TSX-LNR) Skyjack division is delighted Korean rental company Prince Lift is adding new and refreshed Skyjack mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) to their rental fleet in Yongin, following a trial purchase at the end ...
Monday July 17, 2017
H&E Equipment Services to acquire Neff Corporation
Monday July 17, 2017
H&E Equipment Services, Inc. and Neff Corporation  announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which H&E Equipment Services (“H&E”) will acquire Neff Corporation (“Neff”). ...
Thursday July 13, 2017
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending July 8, 2017
Thursday July 13, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 8, 2017. The July 4th holiday is included both in this year and the comparable week of 2016. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was ...
I.D. Systems to acquire Keytroller
Thursday July 13, 2017
I.D. Systems, Inc . ,  provider of mobile asset management technology and solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Keytroller, LLC , a manufacturer ...
Wednesday July 12, 2017
Q3 economic outlook forecasts expanded 3.6% growth in equipment and software investment in 2017
Wednesday July 12, 2017
Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 3.6 percent in 2017, according to the Q3 update to the  2017 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook  released by the  Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation . ...
Forklift manufacturers, dealers and distributors drive billions of dollars and thousands of jobs into U.S. economy
Wednesday July 12, 2017
New study details impact of industrial trucks on the country’s GDP and workforce Forklifts are critical in keeping America’s just-in-time inventory in motion and are the workhorses that move America’s goods on a daily basis. Nearly ...
Thursday July 6, 2017
JBS and CHEP collaborate for increased efficiency and sustainability
Thursday July 6, 2017
CHEP announced an agreement with JBS USA (JBS), a processor of fresh and value-added beef, pork and poultry products in North America, to expand existing pallet volumes and engage in additional collaborative supply chain solutions. During the ...
AAR commends selection of new Amtrak president
Thursday July 6, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) issued the following statement by President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger in response to the announcement that the Amtrak board of directors has named Richard Anderson President and CEO of Amtrak, succeeding ...
Freight rail industry honors Norfolk Southern’s Andrew Paul with Annual John H. Chafee Environmental Stewardship Award
Thursday July 6, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) announced that Norfolk Southern’s Andrew Paul has been awarded the 2017 John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award. Named in honor of the late Rhode Island senator, a strong advocate for green causes ...
Wednesday July 5, 2017
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for June and week ending July 1, 2017
Wednesday July 5, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 1, 2017, as well as volumes for June 2017. U.S. railroads originated 1,065,976 carloads in June 2017, up 4.4 percent, or 45,174 carloads, from June 2016. ...
Wednesday June 28, 2017
AAR Reports Rail Traffic for the week ending June 24, 2017
Wednesday June 28, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 24, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 544,694 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.6 percent compared with the same week last ...
Tuesday June 27, 2017
Dawes Crane moves Memorial Phantom F-4 Jet Fighter
Tuesday June 27, 2017
A crane operator from Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental maneuvered the Link-Belt crane into place. The weight of the plane was transferred from its display pedestal to the crane’s extended boom. The pedestal’s bolts were released one by one. ...
Friday June 23, 2017
ELFA’s survey of economic activity: monthly leasing and finance index - May 2017
Friday June 23, 2017
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall ...
Wednesday June 21, 2017
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending June 17, 2017
Wednesday June 21, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR)  reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 17, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 543,179 carloads and intermodal units, up 5.2 percent compared with the same week ...
Monday June 19, 2017
U.S.-based Lineage Logistics acquires Partner Logistics
Monday June 19, 2017
Lineage Logistics, LLC ("Lineage"), one of the world’s largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics companies, announced it has acquired Partner Logistics (“Partner”), Europe’s cold storage provider and world’s ...
Thursday June 15, 2017
Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence remains steady in June 2017
Thursday June 15, 2017
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the June 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of ...
Women In Trucking Foundation awards seven scholarships
Thursday June 15, 2017
Women In Trucking (WIT) Foundation awarded seven scholarships so far this year. The scholarship recipients each received $1,000 for their educational training.   Sarah Hany – enrolled at 160 Driving Academy, Peoria, IL. Awarded the WIT ...
Wednesday June 14, 2017
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending June 10, 2017
Wednesday June 14, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 10, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 545,317 carloads and intermodal units, up 6.2 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
Tuesday June 13, 2017
Importance of operator training focus of National Forklift Safety Day 2017
Tuesday June 13, 2017
After completing forklift operator training, operator performance scores improved by 61 percent, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The critical need for and proven effectiveness of training was today’s key ...
Monday June 12, 2017
Meyer Industries acquired by Precision, Inc.
Monday June 12, 2017
Meyer Industries, Inc. , designer and manufacturer of vibratory conveying, bulk material handling and food processing equipment, has announced today that it has been acquired by Precision, Inc. , an international employee-owned heavy industry ...
Industry groups form alliance to strengthen respective organizations
Monday June 12, 2017
Independent Stationers launch affiliate membership programs AFFLINK , a sales and marketing association  for  independent distributors serving the facilities maintenance and packaging industries has formed a strategic alliance with ...
Thursday June 8, 2017
YRC Freight honored as Walmart's National LTL Carrier of the Year
Thursday June 8, 2017
YRC Freight has been selected to receive the 2016 National LTL Carrier of the Year award from Walmart. YRC Freight was chosen for its dedication to customer service and commitment to creating innovative solutions in supporting Walmart stores, Sam's ...
Wednesday June 7, 2017
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending June 3, 2017
Wednesday June 7, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 3, 2017, as well as volume for May 2017. U.S. railroads originated 1,286,075 carloads in May 2017, up 8.4 percent, or 99,290 carloads, over May 2016. U.S. ...
Monday June 5, 2017
Intl Level Crossing Awareness Day reminds public about dangers of grade crossings
Monday June 5, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) joins with the rail transportation community from more than 40 countries in calling for increased education about and attention to the dangers surrounding level crossings, also known as grade crossings, ...
Wednesday May 31, 2017
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending May 27, 2017
Wednesday May 31, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending May 27, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 548,103 carloads and intermodal units, up 6.7 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
Purolator International launches intra-U.S. expedited forwarding services
Wednesday May 31, 2017
Purolator International , provider of North American logistics,  launched an expedited forwarding service for domestic U.S. shipments. The service is available for next day, two-day, or 3-5 day delivery.  For shipments that require a specialized ...
Women In Trucking Association announces continued partnership with Great Dane
Wednesday May 31, 2017
The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced that Great Dane has renewed its Gold Level Partnership to help the organization elevate the issue of gender diversity in the transportation industry. As WIT celebrates its 10th anniversary in ...
Thursday May 25, 2017
ELFA’s survey of economic activity: April 2017 leasing and finance index
Thursday May 25, 2017
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their ...
Wednesday May 24, 2017
AAR reports weekly rail traffic for April and week ending May 20, 2017
Wednesday May 24, 2017
The Association of American Railroads ( AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending May 20, 2017. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 534,922 carloads and intermodal units, up 5.5 percent compared with the same week last year. ...
Terex Corporation completes sale of 7.0 million shares of Konecranes Plc
Wednesday May 24, 2017
Terex Corporation announced it has completed the sale of 7.0 million Class A shares representing approximately 8.9% of the total shares outstanding of Konecranes Plc at a price of EUR 37.40 per share, a 0.9% discount to today’s closing price. ...
Monday May 22, 2017
Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence eases further in May
Monday May 22, 2017
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the May 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry(MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both ...


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