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  • AmeriQuest Business Services Announces 2015 Scholarship Program Winner

    AmeriQuest Business Services Latest News
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Names Trent Teixeira the winner of the AmeriQuest Transportation Services scholarship
  • Icom Extends Propane Autogas Offerings with 'Key Fleet Platforms'

    NGTNews.com
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Icom North America says it has extended its propane autogas fleet offerings with a slew of new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications for its [...]
  • Journal of Transport and Land Use Vol 8, No 2 (2015)

    Transportationist
    David Levinson
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Journal of Transport and Land Use Vol 8, No 2 (2015)   Vol 8, No 2 (2015) Table of Contents Viewpoint: Transport’s digital age transition Glenn Lyons PDF Transit-oriented development and the frequency of modal use Robert B Noland, Stephanie DiPetrillo PDF The importance of neighborhood type dissonance in understanding the effect of the built environment on travel behavior Kevin Manaugh, Ahmed El-Geneidy PDF Stay local or go regional? Urban form effects on vehicle use at different spatial scales: A theoretical concept and its application to the San Francisco Bay Area Dimitris…
  • Mother Earth Speaks

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    Linda
    12 Jul 2015 | 9:36 am
    Here is a powerful message from Mother Nature narrated by Julia Roberts. Did you get the message? Let me know what you think!
  • Oil Changes for Rookies

    Fuel & Friction
    Revity Solutions
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    You do it. I do it. Your 16-year-old neighbor with the ‘93 Geo Metro does it. Everyone gets their oil changed. Well, at least we’re supposed to. Every several thousand miles or so, or sooner if you aren’t particularly nice … Continue reading →
 
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    Transportationist

  • Journal of Transport and Land Use Vol 8, No 2 (2015)

    David Levinson
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Journal of Transport and Land Use Vol 8, No 2 (2015)   Vol 8, No 2 (2015) Table of Contents Viewpoint: Transport’s digital age transition Glenn Lyons PDF Transit-oriented development and the frequency of modal use Robert B Noland, Stephanie DiPetrillo PDF The importance of neighborhood type dissonance in understanding the effect of the built environment on travel behavior Kevin Manaugh, Ahmed El-Geneidy PDF Stay local or go regional? Urban form effects on vehicle use at different spatial scales: A theoretical concept and its application to the San Francisco Bay Area Dimitris…
  • Main Street – Hutchinson, Minnesota | streets.mn

    David Levinson
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Someone on an earlier post said all the action in McLeod county is in Hutchinson, not the County Seat of Glencoe, so I should go there. So I did. Hutchinson (map), 61 miles due west of Minneapolis, is certainly a bit livelier than Glencoe, with nearly three times the population. There is an important public square , with a sculpture of the founders: the musical Hutchinson brothers. The brothers were abolitionists and among the biggest musical acts of the day, touring and provoking both imitators and satirists. Wikipedia writes: The Hutchinson brothers’ party of explorers chose a…
  • U of M Accessibility Observatory announces partnership with TomTom to create national dataset of access to jobs 

    David Levinson
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:57 am
    A University of Minnesota Press Release about the Accessibility Observatory: The University of Minnesota Accessibility Observatory is partnering with TomTom to create a national dataset that studies and illustrates accessibility to jobs by automobiles and mass transit throughout the country. “Accessibility metrics indicate how well a transportation system fulfills the goal of connecting users to valuable destinations,” says Observatory director Andrew Owen. TomTom, a global leader in navigation and mapping products, will provide map and historical speed data to help analyze accessibility…
  • The race is on to figure out what self-driving cars should look like | WaPo

    David Levinson
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:02 am
    Matt McFarland writes in the Washington Post  “The race is on to figure out what self-driving cars should look like” David Levinson, a civil engineering professor at the University of Minnesota, argued in a recent paper that we’ll see a Cambrian explosion of new vehicle forms that are designed for specific tasks. “The fleet will have greater variety, with the right size vehicle assigned to a particular job. Today there is a car-size arms race: people buy larger cars, which are perceived to be safer for the occupant, and taller cars, which allow the driver to see in…
  • Open Traffic

    David Levinson
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Open Traffic is a new initiative to make GPS traffic data open and available to the public and others, by linking it with OpenStreetMap. It is organized by Conveyal, MapBox, and MapZen with support from the World Bank. The Code is of course open source as well. OpenTraffic is a free, global traffic speed data set linked to OpenStreetMap built with open source software. Traffic speed data is a critical input to many transportation related applications. Fortunately many users who need speed data also produce the inputs necessary to create annonmyized traffic statistics. OpenTraffic provides…
 
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  • Mother Earth Speaks

    Linda
    12 Jul 2015 | 9:36 am
    Here is a powerful message from Mother Nature narrated by Julia Roberts. Did you get the message? Let me know what you think!
  • Happy Birthday America!

    Linda
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:29 pm
    I am starting early cause this video is just awesome. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Have a great July 4th but a safe one!
  • GoPro in Space!

    Linda
    6 Jun 2015 | 6:06 pm
    GoPro is going everywhere, even to space! SpaceX strapped a GoPro camera to a metal fairing on a Falcon 9 rocket and captured this incredible video as that part of the rocket fell back to earth. SpaceX designs its rockets to be reusable. That’s why it was returning to earth. This is a view of what you would see if you were an astronaut coming back to earth from space. Pretty cool, eh?
  • Texas Water

    Linda
    31 May 2015 | 7:15 am
    Here is a visual of how much water has fallen in Texas. Pretty amazing! Do you have any ideas on how to spread the wealth?
  • Earth Day Solutions

    Linda
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:14 am
    This Earth Week we are emphasizing Solutions. At each stage of “The Story of Stuff,” people just like you are stepping up and making our world a better place. Have you seen The Story of Solutions? #growingsolutions
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    Fuel & Friction

  • Oil Changes for Rookies

    Revity Solutions
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    You do it. I do it. Your 16-year-old neighbor with the ‘93 Geo Metro does it. Everyone gets their oil changed. Well, at least we’re supposed to. Every several thousand miles or so, or sooner if you aren’t particularly nice … Continue reading →
  • Top Blogs for Car Owners

    Revity Solutions
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    There are two types of people in this world – those who care about their cars and those who don’t. When the engine light turns on you either check it out immediately or ignore it and hope it goes away … Continue reading →
  • Say NO to Friction!

    Revity Solutions
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:47 am
    Say No to Friction! Did you know that up to ⅓ of your fuel consumption is due to friction in your engine? That’s like losing ⅓ of your meal due to problems with your plate, fork and knife! You wouldn’t … Continue reading →
  • MAXX Fuel Supplement: Change How You Boost Engine Performance

    Revity Solutions
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:34 pm
    There is something distinctly American about cars. Maybe it is the freedom a car offers. The freedom to travel wherever, whenever. The freedom of opening up and letting loose on a back road with windows (or top) down, wind blowing. … Continue reading →
  • Boost Fuel Economy, Horsepower, and Torque

    Revity Solutions
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Have you ever watched an infomercial? Especially those ones that are on almost every cable television channel in the wee hours of the night? They advertise some pretty impressive products that could seemingly revolutionize the world! The problem is the … Continue reading →
 
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    Responsible Reflections

  • NACD Member Presence Grows on ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors Listing

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    Many people make predictions at the end of a calendar year, when we all turn the page and start another anew. At that time, we also make resolutions and hope for a year full of fruitful adventures and profitable times. But often at the mid-point in the calendar, we also take stock – looking back at these predictions and, if appropriate, readjusting course. Earlier this week, ICIS Chemical Business released its annual Top 100 Chemical Distributors issue. I’m always impressed by this listing, ever more so by the growing global list of companies (nearly 220 this year) who operate around…
  • The Stars Are Aligned, Can You See Them?

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    If the stars have ever been aligned to pass a sweeping, comprehensive piece of legislation, the time is most certainly now. Whether you are a star gazer or not, I encourage each and every one of you to get out your ‘virtual’ telescopes today and take a few minutes to look at what’s happening right now on Capitol Hill. While there are many times I reach out to the NACD membership asking you to write to your senator or representative expressing how important a piece of legislation may be to your operations and business, all sides of this debate are leaning toward a YES vote. It’s not…
  • Guest Post: Preparing Young Adults Requires Mentors – Reflections on CEF’s National Challenge and Women in STEM

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    By Lucinda Schofer, NACD Chief Operating Officer A few weeks ago, I joined hundreds of observers at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to watch 36 middle school students compete in the Chemical Educational Foundation’s (CEF) National You Be The Chemist Challenge®. I could spend hours telling you how impressive these kids were.  From their smiles, charisma and calm demeanor on stage, it was clear that they had solid support from educators, their family and industry there in the audience. And boy, they didn’t disappoint.  Ten rounds of exciting competition were held, with…
  • TSCA Passed the House, but Don’t Get Comfortable Yet

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    On Tuesday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly (398-1) to pass the TSCA Modernization Act (H.R. 2576) introduced by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) and cosponsored in bipartisan fashion by 16 other Members of Congress. This is a major milestone in seeing TSCA reform take one step closer to crossing the finish line. Of course, the Senate must pass its version of TSCA reform in the coming weeks, and then the two chambers must come together to resolve the differences between the two. Nevertheless, the resounding House passage of H.R. 2576 is an impressive accomplishment that…
  • Let NACD Help You Coordinate A Congressional Site Visit This Summer

    Eric R. Byer, NACD
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:29 am
    With the 4th of July congressional recess two weeks away and the summer break for Congress a little over six weeks away, now is the time to consider inviting your U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate members for a facility tour. They use these breaks to travel back home and meet with constituents like you. In my visits to NACD members, I am frequently asked about the process of coordinating a visit by a Member of Congress and whether it is challenging and time-consuming. And the answer is, very simply, no! A couple of hours of your time are all that is required. Yet, the benefits to…
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  • How Apps are Transforming U.S. Trucking

    4 Aug 2015 | 5:44 am
    When Ethan Young decided to start his own shipping company, he didn't have a truck, just one cargo van. One year later, he's generated enough business to own three large trucks and hire a team of six drivers. Business is booming, and he says it's all because of a smartphone app."It makes the small guy easily compete with the big guy," Young said about the app Cargomatic, which connects trucking companies with local shipments. "Business has gone from zero to 500 percent."  Cargomatic is one of a number of start-ups using crowdsourcing and the so-called gig economy to make American…
  • Did FMCSA Spin Report on HOS Restart?

    3 Aug 2015 | 6:09 am
    The day after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration stated its general satisfaction with a Government Accountability Office study of the hours-of-service changes implemented in 2013, the American Trucking Associations slammed the safety agency for “cherry-picking” a few points “in a desperate effort to influence lawmakers.”FMCSA said on July 30 that it agreed with GAO’s review of the 2013 changes made to the 34-hour restart provisions of the HOS rule. “This GAO report provides further evidence that the changes FMCSA made…
  • The Trucking Industry is Delivering Good News for the Economy

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
  • CRST Founder Dies at 91

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:29 am
    CRST founder Herald “Smitty” Smith, Jr. passed away on July 27th at his home in Door County, Wis., at the age of 91.Smith founded CRST in 1955 when he was 31 years old in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as Cedar Rapids Steel Transportation. The company initially hauled iron and steel articles from Chicago to Cedar Rapids and points within a 50‐mile radius. In 1974, the company changed its name to CRST Inc. to reflect its expansion into dry freight and refrigerated commodities. Herald Smith was the company’s president until 1977 when he stepped down, remaining as CRST’s…
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    Cities Now

  • An Inspiration to many Cities – Washington D.C.

    citiesnow
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:13 am
    Hello, yet another Evolution of Cities dose for you. In the previous episodes we explored how our ancestors created engineering marvels with very few resources at their disposal. Those cities sustained life for a long time proving safe and healthy lifestyle. For today we jump right into 1790 to encounter the beginning of the historic[...] The post An Inspiration to many Cities – Washington D.C. appeared first on Cities Now.
  • Suspended Pods! A new Smart Transportation System? In India?

    citiesnow
    11 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    What are “Suspended pods”? Are they going to be new mode of transportation in India? As we move towards smart and sustainable transportation systems, we are glimpsing new technology and innovation every day. Suspended pods came into lime lights of India as Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari introduced the “Metro Mail” project Using METRINO pods between[...] The post Suspended Pods! A new Smart Transportation System? In India? appeared first on Cities Now.
  • Old to New! How Long Span Structures Evolved?

    citiesnow
    11 Jul 2015 | 3:34 am
    Dome and vault construction is seen from Roman buildings which employed voussior technique. These structures were supported by heavy buttresses. Construction of these mortared rubble and concrete dome and vault structures required timber framework for support. The shuttering left many impressions which can still be seen in surviving structures of Rome and other areas. The[...] The post Old to New! How Long Span Structures Evolved? appeared first on Cities Now.
  • Evolution of Space Frames

    citiesnow
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:02 am
    A rising interest towards space frame structures during last half-century has been observed worldwide. The hunt for new structural forms to accommodate unobstructed large areas lead to development of space frames which can satisfy all the requirements. Space frames are being applied in new and imaginative ways for a wide range of buildings like exhibition[...] The post Evolution of Space Frames appeared first on Cities Now.
  • World’s ever first known town – Catalhuyuk

    citiesnow
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:23 am
    Hope you are enjoying our Evolution of Cities Series! Todays City is a special one. How special? Well its just World’s ever first known town. We started our journey at Mohenjo-Daro which was built around 2600 BCE in our first episode. Then we jumped forward in time line to 1450 AD to learn about Machu Picchu. Well! To[...] The post World’s ever first known town – Catalhuyuk appeared first on Cities Now.
 
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